Cheeseburger on a Skewer

The average hamburger at a tailgate can be anywhere between 250 and 254 calories, plus the additional 120 calories from a white bun. That doesn’t even take in to account all the other hearty tailgating favorites.

Making mini cheeseburger skewers is an easy way to cut back on portion sizes when indulging on game day. You’re still able to get a taste of a cheeseburger, without overeating, and won’t have to feel bad about eating other food at the tailgate.

Skewers are an easy, creative way to ensure that everyone can enjoy their favorite foods in a healthier way. The different foods that can go on the skewer come from a variety of food groups, all are which are important to staying energized and healthy through a long game day.

Photo Credit: Kyle James

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  • Meatballs
  • Block cheese, cut into squares
  • Baguette or bread, cut into square pieces
  • Grape tomato
  • Cucumber, cut into chunks or circles for skewering
  • Leafy greens
  • Bell peppers, cut into chunks
  • Avocado, cut into chunks
  • Mushrooms
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Bacon pieces, cooked
  • Pickles
  • Skewers

Cheeseburger on a Skewer

1. Skewer your favorite “burger” ingredients, carefully. Enjoy!

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