Healthy Tailgating Snack Ideas - Chef Abbie Gellman MS, RD, CDN

Healthy Tailgating Snack Ideas

Chef Abbie Gellman RD

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Get your game-day celebration on with these winning tailgating snack recipes. They’ll get everyone in the team spirit — Registered Dietitian and Chef, Abbie Gellman, with RDTV joins us in the kitchen with a few recipes that will help you’ll score points cause they’re good for you, too.

A great tailgate starts a delicious drink the whole crew will enjoy.  POM fizz made with POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice and sparkling water is the perfect way to add fresh flavors and antioxidants to any meal or celebration.   It’s also a great alternative for those looking for a non-alcoholic option.

Wonderful Pistachios are a must-have for a potato chip alternative at any party.  Nearly 90% of the fats found in pistachios are the better-for-you mono and polyunsaturated type. Plus, they provide a good source of plant protein and fiber, for a trio that can help keep you fuller longer. So, skip the chips– because Pistachios have three times the plant protein, fiber and pieces per serving compared to potato chips.

If you want a healthier ‘cheese’ fix, a great snack to have on-hand on game days are HIPPEAS organic chickpea puffs.  These puffs are gluten-free, vegan, baked, not fried and offer football fans a delicious bite of plant-based protein and fiber per serving.  In fact, in a 1 oz serving will give you 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber.

To learn more about Abbie’s nutrition adventures, click here.

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