11 Tailgate Foods That Won't Hurt Your Waistline slideshow
September 30, 2015
Your tailgate can be full of flavor and plenty of fun and still be healthy
11 Tailgate Foods That Won't Hurt Your Waistline
You shouldn’t feel that going to a tailgate will automatically mean an end to your healthy diet. You can still enjoy your favorite tailgate recipes while watching your waistline. You won’t believe that you can still eat your favorite snacks — and even a chocolate cupcake — while staying fit.
If you want a fresh, easy, and healthy salad that also pairs nicely with whole-grain chips, try making your own bean salad. Combine pinto beans, black beans, and garbanzo beans with diced onion, garlic, olive oil, and your choice of assorted bell peppers. This colorful creation will be filling and delicious.
Hummus and Vegetable Dippers
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Chips and dip are an obvious pairing for tailgates but if you swap them with vegetables and hummus dip, you will be supporting your health and your waistline. You can make your own hummus and serve it with chopped celery, carrots, and cucumbers.
Sweet Potato Chips
You can solve your chip cravings by replacing the usual ones with a healthier alternative. Sweet potato chips are filled with vitamins and are shown to strengthen the immune system. You won’t felt guilty about indulging with these delicious chips.
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
Chocolate cravings do exist, so when you are tempted by cookies or brownies, you'll want to find a healthier dessert. Make your own vegan chocolate cupcakes with whole-wheat flour and unsweetened cocoa. This decadent treat will be approved by all your friends and family.
If you are looking for a healthy dish you can make ahead of time, try making vegetarian chili in the slow cooker. That way, it will be cooking while you are packing and preparing everything for the tailgate.