Diabetes & Healthy Tailgating?

Here is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org:

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?

Answer:  Tailgating before a football game can be filled with food temptations from barbecuing high fat meats, salads, chips, and treats.  Try these tips for a healthier tailgate party:

  • choose lean meats such as skinless chicken breast over high fat meats such as brats,
  • select a whole grain bun for added fiber,
  • add vegetables to your plate by including grilled vegetables on the bbq or a tossed garden salad,
  • opt for salsa over high fat dips,
  • drink water throughout the day.

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