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9/16/2010
Harris Teeter Offers Shoppers a Winning Recipe for a Healthy Tailgate
Let Harris Teeter help you stay at the top of your game during football season


Harris Teeter Offers Shoppers a Winning Recipe for a Healthy Tailgate
Let Harris Teeter help you stay at the top of your game during football season

Charlotte, NC -   We know that for many people tailgating is the best part of a football Sunday. Although there is nothing better than relaxing with friends over delicious food as you cheer your favorite team to victory, those of us watching our waistlines, cholesterol or blood pressure can end up on the sidelines wondering what we could possibly eat. Not any more!  With the right game plan you can enjoy a delicious and healthy tailgate, and your guests will never know the difference

In Harris Teeter’s September 16th e-letter, Beth Avery, R.D. and part of our yourwellness team, offers e-letter members tips on keeping their tailgate parties healthy without sacrificing the fun.  Below are excerpts from her e-letter.  If you would like to read more, become a member by simply clicking here to sign-up.
  
1. Make the switch from red to white
Making the switch to white meat is not as hard as you may think.  Love your burgers? Try turkey or veggie instead of beef. Pile them high with lettuce, tomato and onion and serve on a whole-wheat bun. 

2. Healthy side salads
The salads you find at a tailgate are probably not of the green variety, but they don’t have to be slathered in mayonnaise either.  When making a salad, choose ingredients like beans, whole-wheat pasta, vegetable and extra virgin olive oil. 

3. Skip the chip
When it comes to your health, there’s not a lot to be said for chips – a staple of most tailgates.  Luckily, there are a lot of terrific alternatives.  Popcorn, made the old fashion way, provides lots of crunch and fiber as well.  Whole grain crackers served with hummus, almonds, walnuts, soy nuts and roasted pumpkin seeds are other crunchy and healthy alternatives to chips.

4. Sweets
If you need something sweet to round out your tailgate table try fruit kabobs and yogurt dip.  Arranged on a pretty tray, fruit can also be a great centerpiece for your table.  Or you can make it easier on yourself and order a Fruit Dip Tray from Harris Teeter!

5. Drinks
Football games can mean long days in the sun and wind.  Be sure to hydrate as much as possible. Water and flavored seltzers are your best options. For a flavor kick, spike your water and seltzer with sliced lemon or a splash of 100% fruit juice.
 
Next time game day rolls around make sure you are ready to wow your guests with a winning tailgate menu. Remember, it is possible to enjoy your tailgate and enjoy good health!