Football season is in full swing and with the fun comes long hours on the couch and mindless munching at the tailgate. It doesn’t have to be unhealthy. From a recent trip to NBC 6 in Miami here’s my starting lineup for a healthier football season. Talking healthy tailgating on NBC 6 in Miami

Let’s start with the pre-game. A great tip is to not arrive at the game or tailgate hungry. Eat a snack around 200 calories fit fat, fiber, and protein to help curb your appetite and prevent overeating later. For a great snack I recommend KIND bars because KIND bars are made from nutritious and wholesome ingredients that contain protein and fiber and fats. Visually you can see that KIND bars are made with whole-food to me that’s a “touchdown”.

For your starting line-up main dish I want something that that you has a host can feel good about serving. That’s why I like a recommend Applegate, because they don’t use artificial ingredients or preservatives and all animals are raised without antibiotics. Also their Natural Uncured Beef Hot Dogs are now made with 100 percent grass-fed beef – how cool is that?

Finally we can’t talk tailgating and football without snacking and I’m here to tell you that you can get your snack on in a smart and healthy way.

My final tailgating tip is to look for Wonderful Pistachios in the produce aisle. They’re high quality, convenient, and have plant protein and fiber. Better yet, you get a whopping 49 nuts per serving, and the shells keep your hands busy during snacking, taking time to remove them. That’s good news for the hours spent snacking in front of a game.
Carissa Galloway talks nutrition in MiamiTalking healthy tailgating on NBC 6 in Miami

TV segment was sponsored by KIND snacks, Applegate, and the Wonderful Pistachios. I was not compensated for this blog post.