Tailgating is all about the food! Today I share easy ways to upgrade your spread to make it healthier on CBS WSPA-TV Your Carolina.
Upgrade your party platter
Starting with a nutritious dip like salsa which Is low in calories high in nutrition. This Fresh Cravings Certified organic salsa is made with just a short list of clean, organic ingredients like vine-ripened tomatoes, crisp vegetables, zesty peppers and spices. They are also refrigerated not jarred, you can find the organic at Publix and conventional at Walmart in Chunky Medium Spice or Restaurant Style in Mild, Medium and Hot. Then we have sliced veggies, crackers and the Farm Rich crispy breaded dill pickles – these are restaurant-quality a great game day app or after school snack. And Farm rich loaded potato skins which are made with Idaho potatoes, cheddar cheese and bacon. You can even make cute little footballs out of them with some sour cream piping. Find these in the freezer section at Walmart, Harris Teeter and Publix.
Make mess-free walking tacos for a fun tailgate snack
Walking tacos are an easy mess-free tailgate recipe! Simply cut off the top of your single-serve chip bags and add salsa, lettuce, sour cream but you could also use plain Greek yogurt – both provide calcium, and 1 ounce of shredded cheddar cheese, which will serve as the protein source and adds as much protein as an egg. Natural cheeses, like Cheddar and Swiss, are naturally low in lactose so they are great options for people who are lactose intolerant.
Can’t forget dessert!
For dessert I have a fun, football shaped game ball cake by Carvel only available at certain times of the year. It’s made with layers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, chocolate crunchies and fresh whipped frosting – everyone will love it. Even though ice cream is a more indulgent treat, you still reap the health benefits of dairy including 13 essentials nutrients like calcium, protein and vitamin D. You can use the store locator at iloveicecreamcakes.com – each cake serves about 6 and costs around $14.99.