It’s Good Food Friday! Today, I shared simple tips to build a better-for-you tailgate spread.
Choose better-for-you cooking oils
Opt for a better-for-you cooking oil when preparing your tailgate spread. We know that replacing saturated fat like those found in coconut oil and butter with polyunsaturated fats may help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 30 percent.
Replace meat with the “meaty” plant-based swap
Now more than ever, people are opting to eat less meat for their health and the environment. Jackfruit has gained popularity for its naturally meaty texture but is entirely plant based. Most meat alternatives are highly processed – this is a whole food, a good source of fiber, vitamins and minerals like vitamin C and magnesium.
Lighten up desserts with simple baking swaps
Football cookie cakes are the ultimate game day dessert. I shared this recipe using the Chocolate Chip Cookie Bake Mix and Confectioners by Swerve, which is this zero calorie natural sugar replacement, made from erythritol combined with a blend of prebiotic fibers It measures cup for cup just like sugar so it’s a simple swap into recipes and has no impact on blood sugar. It’s also non-GMO-verified, grain and gluten-free.
Cheers with a better for you gameday beverage
Finally I shared a better-for-you game-day beverage called Bravazzi Hard Italian Soda. It’s like a San Pellegrino Italian soda but with alcohol and half the sugar. It’s gluten free, made with natural ingredients including fruit and vegetable juices and comes in four delish flavors.