Happy tailgate season! Whether you are heading to the game or hosting friends and family at home, you can enjoy these better-for-you options. Starting with loaded veggie sheet pan nachos!
Upgrade your tailgate with fresh produce
Upgrade your tailgate with fresh produce to help meet your recommended 5 servings of fruits and veggies for the day. Dandy offers a variety of fresh items like corn, celery and radish chips which can be used as a low-calorie chip swap.For these sheet pan nachos, start with Dandy radish chips and top with dandy corn, black beans, tomato, red onion, guacamole & cilantro. Or simply serve up a tailgate themed veggie tray with nutritious dips. Add hummus, guacamole, Dandy radish chips and Dandy celery which is sweeter, crispier, crunchier and less stringy than any other celery on the grocery store shelves. And what is a tailgate without grilled corn! Dandy tray pack sweet corn comes pre-shucked and ready to cook, so you won’t waist precious time prepping. Get right to the good stuff with help from Dandy. Find DANDY fresh produce at Publix!
Try a lightened-up take on classic tailgate burgers
Serve up your burger patties on lettuce cups and top with a slice of Gayo Azul cheese. Gayo Azul can trace its roots back to the Caribbean in the 1950’s and earlier. Dutch cheeses were very popular among Caribbean natives as they were aged and could be stored without refrigeration. Their assortment features great varieties like Gouda, Queso Blanco, Edam, and the all new Cotija. Find both slices and wedges locally at Publix – just look for the famous blue rooster logo.
Round out your tailgate with a nutritious protein choice like salmon.
My lemon herb Bluehouse salmon will melt in your mouth with its naturally rich buttery flavor. Simply add salmon filets to foil packets, drizzle with lemon juice and season with salt. Top with fresh lemon slices and thyme and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 F. Bluehouse salmon is packed with key nutrients like omega-3 fats that help support a strong immune system and is raised without antibiotics, hormones or microplastics. Bluehouse salmon is the only salmon product raised sustainably onshore in the U.S. and is fresh from Florida. Find it locally at Publix and Sprouts.
Celebrate a win with this homemade apple cider cocktail.
Start by warming a sliced apple and orange with cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp of whole cloves, a pinch of nutmeg and 1 tbsp of Purecane Zero Calorie Brown Sweetener in a medium saucepan with 2 cups of water. Cook on low heat for 30 minutes, then strain and divide into two serving glasses and top each with 1 ½ oz. of bourbon. This recipe is free of added sugar thanks to Purecane which adds the sweetness we love, without the bitter aftertaste or calories often associated with artificial sugar substitutes. Their all-natural baking sweeteners including the Brown and Confectioners Sweeteners, bake and measure just like sugar, and can be used as a one-to-one replacement. They’re also non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, kosher, Paleo friendly and zero-glycemic or low-glycemic. Find them at Purecane.com and on Amazon.
Stay hydrated while your cheering on your favorite team with this beverage with benefits.
ROAR organic delivers complete hydration with a blend of vitamins, antioxidants, and electrolytes including 100% of your daily value of energy vitamins B5, B6, B12 and 100% of antioxidant and immunity vitamin C, and electrolytes from coconut water. All flavors are USDA Certified Organic, vegan, keto-friendly and have 20 calories and only two to three grams of sugar. Besides enjoying on their own, try freezing in resealable pouches for a refreshing cold treat that will help your food stay cold that the tailgate. You can find ROAR Organic Complete Hydration Beverages at Sprouts, the fresh market and on amazon.