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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Healthy Tailgating

Healthy Tailgating
Well the Green Bay Packers are on a winning streak.  A favorite activity on game day whether you are in Green Bay or routing for your favorite high school, college or professional team is tailgating. One of the best parts of watching the big game is enjoying delicious food. But many traditional game-day favorites are loaded with calories—the average fan can take in an estimated 1,200 calories in one sitting. Score points with your fellow fans by putting a healthy twist on foods being served.
Here are some tips for not over indulging on game day.

·         Rather grilling large pieces of meat consider kabobs. Kabobs are a great way to include vegetables and to reduce the amount of meat consumed.
·         Before the festivities begin, have a small snack that contains protein and fiber (like cereal and yogurt) so you'll be less tempted to overeat.
·         Survey all the offerings before you load your plate, then select plenty of fruits, vegetables, and lean dairy and protein.
·         Eat from a plate instead of continually grazing from the buffet. This will help you keep track of how much you're eating.
·         Remember that alcohol has plenty of calories.
·         Offer low-fat snacks such as popcorn, pretzels, and baked chips.
·         Serve lean meats and seafood and low-fat cheeses.
·         If serving sandwiches, provide whole-grain breads.
·         Salads can be served with light dressings
·         Salsas, wraps, salads, or stews can be made with fiber-filled and high-protein beans

Best wishes to your favorite team!

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