Diabetes & Healthy Tailgating?

Here is a question I received from: www.foodpicker.org

Q) My husband has diabetes and this time of year we attend a lot of football games.  Before the game we often will meet up with friends for tailgating parties.  Can you give me some healthy ideas of what we can eat during the tailgate?

 Here are some ideas for healthy tailgating:

v    As tailgate parties involve a lot of grilling, choose lean meat like chicken without the skin, turkey, meatless burger which are usually made of soybeans or veggie burgers.

v    Go for whole wheat buns instead of regular buns.

v    Use mustard or horseradish sauce (if you like that zing!!).

v    Add a couple tomato slices, cucumber and some shredded lettuce, to make it tasty. You can also grill the vegetables before adding them on the burger.

v    If you have the option of chipping in a few food items than you can get- whole grain chips, pita chips, a bean dip instead of fattening dips. You can also carry a tray of fruit or vegetable kebabs.

v    If you are just attending it fill up your plate ones and savor the food by eating it slowly.

v    Invest more time talking to friends.

v    Stay away from the serving table.

v    Drink water, squeeze in a lemon for taste. Stay away from soft drinks and colas as much as possible.



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