Is it time to kick back and have a Husker blowout? Before your football suds and snacks have you expanding your waistband, keep in mind, they can impact your health! Here are some tailgate tips:
- Game days are a marathon rather than a sprint. With all of the pre-game hype, you can end up adding serious calories. Be mindful of length of the event.
- Try to include foods in your party spread that are less calorie dense. Inexpensive party platters of pre-prepped veggies or fruit are easy to find and will give you better leftovers, too!
- What about single serving chips or 100-calorie packs of snacks instead of bags and bags of chips? Bonus: you’ll have extras for packing a portion-controlled lunch.
- Think about serving low-calorie lemonade (like Crystal Light) as a drink option. It will help keep costs in check, prevent sticky messes and limit staining associated with other drinks.
- If you are consuming alcoholic drinks, alternate them with low-calorie drinks or water.
- Keep the fun focused on the event with great activities, rate the commercials, throw around mini footballs, color theme items. Make the event more about the fun than the food.
- Choose your favorite treat and relish eating it versus mindlessly eating anything and everything.
- Add a few end zone dances to your activity the week before and after to balance your treats.