Healthy Tailgating Foods
Tailgating can be healthy as well as fun. The fresh fall air stimulates the taste buds and warm comfort foods are the order of the day. Simple recipe changes can vitalize the spectators, as well as the team.
Chili is a traditional tailgating food and contains many healthy ingredients, such as beans and antioxidant-rich vegetables. Replace the beef with turkey for a warm, healthy meal.
Chop onion and fry with ground turkey or turkey leftovers. Add 3 cloves of garlic, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tbsp. salt and cook for 5 minutes.
2 cans of stewed tomatoes (35 oz.)
2 cans of kidney beans (15 oz.)
2 tablespoons of chili powder
1 cup chicken or turkey stock
Simmer for one hour. You can prepare this up to two days in advance, refrigerated, or freeze for up to two months.
Dark chocolate contains powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory qualities; it lowers blood pressure; and aids in heart health. Use low-fat or skim milk and dark cocoa powder for the greatest health benefits.