Football season is just about here, which means a point of high stress for people following a low carb diet; unless you've planned ahead. Here is a guide on how to make your tailgating weekend a success for everyone, while staying on track with your diet.
Plan your menu to center around low carb options, here are some great choices:
Dips, both hot and cold can be served with fresh vegetables (look under the dip section for recipes):
>beer cheese dip, hot wing dip, queso dip, jalapeno dip, salmon dip, trout dip, green sauce, taco dip, caramelized onion dip.
Casserole that can be serve hot:
>big mac cauliflower bites, cheeseburger casserole, cheesy sausage and cauliflower bake, made rite casserole, chili dog casserole, game day hash-brown casserole, twice baked cauliflower casserole
>Mexican pork, chicken taco chili, moc and cheese
Finger food options:
>steak house bites, crappie bites, cauliflower ball, meat balls, stuffed mushrooms, jalapeno poppers, cabbage egg rolls
Plan a few low carb drinks for yourself:
>bring plenty of water
>bring flavored waters, water flavor enhancers, flavored sparkling waters
>”mock-tails” sweetened with fresh fruit and diet pop
Have the equipment you need to serve and enjoy the menu you've planned:
>power strip and electric source
>serving utensils, plates, forks, knives, spoons, napkins, paper towels, bar towels (for spills)
>yard games, radio, koozies, chairs, coolers, tent, sandbags, etc.
Make everyone else eats low carb with you. Don't bend to everyone's "needs" for having a carbohydrate eating contest. Everyone can benefit from eating more vegetables and less processed junk food.