Low Carb Tailgating Guide

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

Crockpot options:

>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


>heat source

>serving utensils, plates, forks, knives, spoons, napkins, paper towels, bar towels (for spills)

>First-aid kit

>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.

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