Tailgate (or anytime) Recipes That Won’t Sideline You

By on September 20, 2015
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Even if you or your tailgate guest don’t have food sensitivities these snacks will disappear. Go off the grid with some healthier options that don’t have dairy, gluten or grains, not to mention the packaged and processed foods that can leave you with food hangover even if you don’t indulge!

Here’s the way to score at the game or for your arm-chair team. Enjoy the simple recipes below:


2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained

fall scents for your home

1/3 cup tahini

1/4 lemon juice

1 tsp. sea salt

1 clove crushed garlic

1 T. extra virgin olive oil

Pinch paprika

Blend ingredients in a food processor or blender. Transfer to your serving dish and sprinkle with paprika. Serve with veggies: red pepper, cucumber, jicama spears or other veggies.

Almond Butter and Celery Sticks

Couldn’t be simpler but this will disappear. 

turkey roll-upsTurkey Roll-ups 

Roll-up thin-sliced smoked turkey with slices of avocado and cucumber and secure with team-colored toothpicks.

Roast Beef Roll-ups

Roll with a slice of goat cheese and red pepper. Secure.


green deviled eggsDeviled Green Eggs

6 boiled eggs

1/2 avocado (or more!)

2 tsp. dijon mustard (or more!)

1/2 tsp. hot sauce

1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper

paprika to garnish

Mayo is optional. Choose one with EOO or veganaise if you’re using. 

Mix with a blender or by hand. Pipe in or hand-stuff. 

cruditesBlack Bean Dip

Combine one can organic black beans with 4 oz can diced green chilies and 1 tsp. Mexican seasonings. Enjoy with carrot sticks, zucchini sticks or other vegetables. 

Got a favorite recipe free of artificial everything and full of flavor? If you’re scoring with your team with a healthier option, pass it this way and we’ll share more. It’s a long time til the Superbowl!

Tailgate on.

Debra Atkinson, MS, CSCS – Founder & Barely Boomer, Voice for Fitness.



About Debra Atkinson

Debra Atkinson, MS, CSCS is America’s Boomer Fitness Expert, speaker, and author of Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust. After 30years in the fitness industry Debra committed to making sure women have good choices, real answers and putting an end to the diet and exercise confusion. Her new book, The After 50 Fitness Formula for Females based on her women’s coaching workshops is due out in 2016. Visit Debra at www.voiceforfitness.com.

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Tailgate (or anytime) Recipes That Won’t Sideline You