Posted on October 22, 2013 at 4:51 PM
Wednesday, Oct 30 at 4:05 AM
This post was originally published on Actively Northwest.
It’s fall, which means cooler temperatures, shorter days and widespread cases of football fever. Fans unite, office competitions break out and weekend tailgates and parties pop up on your schedule.
It’s fairly well known that traditional tailgating isn’t the healthiest thing a person can do. However, it doesn’t have to be all beer, chips, burgers and brats. As you get ready for the games and plan your party recipes, here are a few ideas to help you stay healthy as you cheer your favorite team on.
CALL AN AUDIBLE
Plenty of the classic party recipes can be re-vamped into healthy options. For ideas, check out these recipes from Cooking Light
for healthier pulled pork sandwiches and rosemary-salted almonds. If you’re looking for new dip recipes, head over to Whole Living
for recipes like sweet-potato hummus and chunky bean dip.
RUN THE OPTION
You can still serve the classic tailgate fare, but give guests easy, healthy options as well by adding cut up veggies, hummus and fruit platter options to the appetizer table.
GET OFF THE BENCH
Sure, you’re gathering with people to watch a game. That doesn’t mean you can’t play your own game as well. Get your friends and family together for a friendly game of touch football before or after the game and work up a sweat.
PLAY TO WIN
Want to win free Seahawks tickets? Premera and Serve it Up!
have teamed up with the Seahawks to launch a Pin to Win contest
. Look at the healthy recipe ideas curated by Seahawks team chef Mac McNabb (our favorite is this hearty chicken chili
) and re-pin your favorites for a chance to win.