Football Tips: Healthy Tailgating Swap Options

Football season is in full swing and you may already be regretting some of your favorite indulgences on game day. A few weeks ago I visited Good Morning CT Weekend to share a few easy healthy swaps on game day. To watch the full segment click here!

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Nachos, beer kegs, greasy food, yup it’s football season again! Tempting foods can include savory snacks, fatty dips, and high caloric beverages. With all this at your fingertips, your average football fan is bound to pack on a few pounds during the season.

Here are a few of my suggested tips to keep you on track!

Game Day Favorite Swaps for Football Season

Savory Turkey Chili

RECIPE https://www.truvia.com/recipes/sweet-spicy-turkey-chili

Creamy Onion Dip by Diana Stobo

RECIPE

½ Cup of raw Cashew Butter

¼ cup of yellow onion minced

½ teaspoon of Braggs Amino Acids

¼ cup of water

½ teaspoon of sea salt

Place the minced onions and amino acids together in a mixing bowl and let it stand for 20 mins. After that add the cashew butter, water and salt, mix together until it’s blended. Refrigerate overnight for a deep flavor.

Ditch the Chips with Sugar Snap Peas

  • Sugar Snap Peas by Mann are a crunchy and nutritious snack right out of the bag. You get the crunch satisfaction that come with a chip or cracker with none of the bad things like fat, cholesterol or sodium!

  • 3 ounces are just 35 calories

  • These sugar snap peas are stringless and sweet - perfect for picky kiddos (or picky adults)

  • Available in the fresh produce section of your supermarket.

Swap traditional Candy Bars with these low sugar healthy alternatives.

MadeGood Foods

  • Healthy granola bars to soft baked cookies!

  • Made in a dedicated facility free from the 8 common allergens: peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, dairy, egg, soy, sesame, fish, and shellfish. For this reason,

  • MadeGood snacks are organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO project verified.

Truth Bars

  • These are a great healthy swap for your typical candy bars or sweets — e.g. Dark Chocolate Coconut bar tastes just like a Mounds Bar - A Truth Bar only has 5 grams of sugar and, 24 grams in a Mounds bar.

  • Truth Bars are chocolate-covered decadence and gulit free offering honest-to-goodness nutrition.

  • Low in sugar (only 4-5 grams)

  • High in fiber (12-14 grams)

  • Gluten free, and have probiotics, prebiotics, and Omega-3s.

Enjoy the beneifits of these beverages without the guilt

Napa Hills: Excellent swap for wine without the hangover.

  • No Calories, No Sugar & No Alcohol

  • three delicious flavors, Cherry Rosé Water, Peach Grigio Water, and Lemon Chardonnay Water on Amazon

  • Napa Hills® water delivers the same amount of antioxidants found in one glass of red wine, but without the alcohol

  • A key in ingredient included is resveratrol, a naturally occurring anti-oxidant. Studies indicate this heart-healthy compound can support your body’s immune system, anti-aging, fight oxidative stress, and support healthy eye function.

Wonder Drink Prebiotic Kombucha

  • Prebiotic Kombucha tea is packed with prebiotic fiber that nourishes the good microorganisms that are present in the digestive system.

  • Can be used to make great cocktails and comes in three fruit-forward flavors: Apple Mint, Ginger Peach and Tropical Mango.

  • 10 grams of sugar.

  • Wonder Drink Prebiotic Kombucha is Certified Organic, Non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free.

 An easy swap for chips,  Mann’s  makes stringless sugar snap peas!

An easy swap for chips, Mann’s makes stringless sugar snap peas!

 This sweet and spicy chili from  Truvia  was delicious!

This sweet and spicy chili from Truvia was delicious!

  Truth Bars  have become one of my go-to bars! On the go cooler by  Initials Inc  perfect for games and grocery shopping!

Truth Bars have become one of my go-to bars! On the go cooler by Initials Inc perfect for games and grocery shopping!

  Sporticulture  added a perfect touch to the segment!

Sporticulture added a perfect touch to the segment!