Disclosure: I was compensated for the TV segment below.  All thoughts and opinion are my own.

It’s no secret that football season is a BIG deal in my house.  Thursday – Sunday nights during the fall you can find football on somewhere in my home.  Sure it’s great to enjoy all the action, but if you mindlessly enjoy #AllTheSnacks you may end the season looking more like a linebacker than the tight end you started the season as! 🙂  Recently I visited NBC Miami with some of my sponsors to talk smart tailgating. Click the link below to see the full interview.

Tailgating Tips from NBC 6

Here are some of my tips:

Instead of the giant 6 foot sub, let’s take down the serving size and use a product you can feel good about serving. Try Applegate’s Mini Italian Subs. I like using Applegate because it’s made from animals that were humanely raised, with no antibiotics and no GMO ingredients.

Next guacamole is a game-day staple and I love it because it’s a nutrient-dense, plant-based food full of good fats, fiber, and folate.

Avocados contain naturally good monounsaturated fat and are cholesterol free.

I’m mom to a 16 month old and I don’t want to leave her out of the gameday fare so I made a baby food avocado and chicken puree.

In fact a Paper published by Nutrients Journal names avocados as an optimal first food for babies due to

  • Several factors including nutrient density, texture, consistency, neutral flavor profile.
  • Avocados are also higher in key developmental nutrients than other fruits
  • Plus they’re a great food source for pregnant lactating women too as they’re so nutrient dense.

Finally let’s not forget hydration. Whether you’re playing your own halftime pick up game or getting in a workout before sometimes you need a premium sports drink and I choose BODYARMOR.

Smart tailgating tips for the whole family.

Smart tailgating tips for the whole family.

Here’s the many happy first downs and touchdown dances!