Here are 5 Healthy Tailgating Tips

Healthy 4 Life eNewsletter | September 2017 | 1st Edition

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Stacy D. Fehlinger
Certified Health Coach
Owner ofHealthy 4 Life, LLC

(678) 719-2283

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“There’s two times of year for me: Football season, and waiting for football season.” Darius Rucker

Yay! It’s Football Season Once


Here are 5 Healthy Tailgating Tips

It’s that time of year once again. I’m talking about football tailgating! Whether you like college football, NFL football or both, you will probably find yourself at some tailgating party during this football season. If you are trying to lose weight or just like to eat healthy despite the party atmosphere, I’ve got 5 tips for you to make your next tailgating party a healthier one.

Here are my top 5 tips:

1. Pre-party plan: I’m not talking about drinking even before you get to the tailgating party. (That is bringing back some college memories for me. LOL!!!) No, I’m talking about going to the tailgating party prepared such as…

    • Don’t skip meals earlier in the day to “save calories.” Trust me this will backfire and you’ll be absolutely ravenous by the time there is food to eat which will lead to major overeating.
    • Most tailgating events are BYOB. Make lighter choices with your alcohol by bringing a lite beer, wine, or a skinnier version of your favorite cocktail.  There are some good mixers available that are lighter in calories. My favorite mixer is Tres Agave Key Lime and Strawberry.  Note: If using a mixer, be sure to read the labels.  Most mixers contain toxins such as artificial colors and preservatives.  Tres Agave (I swear I’m not receiving a kickback from the company) is all natural and organic too! 
    • If you bring some type of meat to grill, bring lean protein such as fish, shrimp, or chicken breast.
    • Bring healthy snacks such as carrots, celery, bell peppers, broccoli, hummus and trail mix to help keep calories in check.  Just watch the portion size for trail mix. It’s healthy but a serving size is ¼ cup.
  • You might also want to bring a crockpot of chili or soup. Chili and soup are generally lower in calories, but filled with nutritious goodness

2. Remember to Hydrate: No one wants a hangover following a tailgating party. A little bit of planning goes a long way here.

    • Bring a cooler with plenty of water. Whether you make some tasty infused water or just plain H20, you’ll want to stay hydrated, especially if you are planning on drinking alcohol.
  • For every drink you have, follow it with 8 oz. of water.  This will help keep you stay hydrated.  If you are watching your calories, it’s also important to drink in moderation. Those liquid calories have no nutritional value and add up quickly.

3. Set some party rules: These are rules you set for yourself to keep your portion sizes in check and your alcohol in moderation.

    • Instead of eating from the huge paper plate that someone brought to the tailgate, bring a small dessert size plate and use it to portion out a serving of snacks and desserts. Yes, I’m not telling you not to eat dessert. I don’t believe in depriving anyone of a sweet treat.  Just remember everything in moderation.
  • Limit yourself to filling your small plate only once for snacks, your main entrée and dessert. Use a small paper bowl for chili or soup.

4. Eat Mindfully: Now pay close attention to this next tip.

  • Please do not stand around chatting and mindlessly munching on whatever may be sitting out around your tailgating area. I’m back to the small plate again, but only use your plate for food and then step away from the food table. Yes, I said it, STEP AWAY FROM THE TABLE!!!

5.Get Moving!

    • Did someone bring cornhole to your tailgating party? Play a few games of cornhole, toss a football, or take a walk around the parking lot with your friends or kids.
  • Although good food is important while tailgating, what’s most important is enjoying the company of your friends and family, relaxing and, of course, watching the game!

Here’s to making healthier choices at your next tailgating party and to your team winning!
Healthy Regards,

Just wanted to let you know that September is Fruits & Veggies More Matters Month. Did you get your 9+ recommended servings today?
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Healthy 4 Life’s
Healthy Tailgaiting Recipe
Quick Green Chicken Chili
This would be perfect to take in your crockpot! 
1 1/2 cups unsalted chicken stock, divided
2 (15-oz.) cans unsalted Great Northern beans, rinsed, drained, and divided
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 (4-oz.) cans mild chopped green chiles, drained
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
8 ounces boneless, skinless rotisserie chicken breast, shredded (about 1 cup)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup sliced radishes
2 tablespoons light sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
1 ripe avocado, sliced
Step 1
Place 1/2 cup stock and 1 can beans in a blender, and blend until smooth. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Sprinkle flour over pan; cook 1 minute. Stir in cumin and chiles; cook 1 minute. Add bean mixture, remaining 1 cup stock, remaining 1 can beans, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and salt; bring to a boil.

Step 2
Reduce heat to medium; simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes. Stir in juice. Divide chili among 4 bowls; top evenly with radishes, sour cream, cilantro, avocado, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Prep Time: 20 minutes  YieldServes 4 (serving size: about 1 1/4 cups)

Nutrition Facts: Calories 376 | Fat 16g | Satfat 3g |  Unsatfat 11g | Protein 27g | Carbohydrate 34g | Fiber 11g | Cholesterol 0.0mg | Iron 0.0mg | Sodium 636mg | Calcium 12% DV | Potassium 23% DV |  Sugars 4g


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