Disclosure: I have a professional relationship with Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds and KIND Snacks; however, this post is not sponsored by them.
Football season is in full swing – and that means tailgating food is in high demand.
According to one survey, when it comes to tailgating food:
- 42% of tailgaters spend more than $500 a season on food and supplies
- 95% of tailgaters prepare their food at the stadium
- And good old-fashioned math tells us that a 13-ounce bag of Doritos has 1,820 calories
If you’re hosting a parking lot party or just game-watching at home, chances are you are filling up on not-so-good-for-you foods.
But I have 2 top picks this season to help fix your football food fails!
- I love working with KIND snacks because their products include real ingredients like premium nuts, whole grains and seeds
- The KIND Nuts & Spices line has 50% less sugar compared to the average snack bar
- Whereas your typical slab bar can have 20-30 g sugar per bar, KIND Nuts & Spices has just 5-6 grams per bar
- There are no artificial sweeteners and the sugar in these bars comes from dried fruit and honey
Check out KIND’s Nuts & Spices and all of their bars at the KIND online store.
- Pistachios make a great go-to snack for any football watching party. They’re a good source of protein and fiber and come packed with good fats. In fact, almost 90% of the fats in pistachios are the healthy, unsaturated type.
- I love pistachios because they are one of the lowest-fat, lowest-calorie snack nuts. In-shell pistachios can keep your hands busy during those nerve-wracking parts of the game – and the leftover shells provide a visual due for portion sizing.
- Pistachios are delicious on their own, roasted and salted – or try them in other delectable flavors like sweet chili and salt and pepper.
- A serving size of pistachios is 49 pistachios, which provides 160 calories and 3 grams of fiber; 49 pistachios works out to 1/2 cup of pistachios in shell or 1/4 cup shelled
You can learn more at getcrackin.com.
For more healthier twists on football tailgating, check out my segment on KRON4 San Francisco this week.