Looking for Healthy Tailgating Food? Try a Taco Bar
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Tailgating food doesn’t have to be unhealthy, enter – taco bar. Hosting a taco bar for a tailgate can mean a mix of purchasing pre-prepared ingredients and making a few easy recipes at home. The key to a successful healthy taco bar is to offer a variety of lean proteins and vegetables in a tasty way.
The size of street tacos make them excellent for portion control. Consider offering mixed greens for guests who prefer a to make their tacos deconstructed in a salad format. These easy and delicious options will pack in nutrients for everyone at your next taco bar:
- Black beans
- Two-ingredient slow cooker salsa chicken (recipe below)
- Mixed greens for salad
- Fajita vegetables
- Chilled creamy cilantro lime cabbage salad (recipe below)
- Diced tomatoes
- Shredded lettuce
- Diced onions
- Pickled jalapeños or banana peppers
- Low-fat shredded cheese
- Diced pineapple
- Lime slices
For University of Michigan and Michigan State fans, flaunt your team colors with an "A-maize-ing" Pineapple Salsa with blue corn chips and a State Salsa Verde with white tortilla chips.
State Salsa Verde
Check out this Spartan-friendly recipe and serve with tortilla chips.
Another fantastic recipe to consider incorporating into your tailgate is this grilled shrimp tacos with avocado and chili lime chimichurri recipe.
Photo credit: A Healthier Michigan