Traditional tailgate meals are tasty but can be loaded with fat and calories. West Virginia University Extension Service Beverly Glaze explains that losing the unhealthy options doesn’t mean you have to stop serving winning dishes.

“Tailgate food should be simple, fun and easy to eat,” Glaze, a specialist with the Family Nutrition Programs, said. “Incorporating new options can spice up your traditional tailgate menu while add color, taste and style to your plate.”

Glaze’s recommendations for healthy tailgates appear on WVU Extension’s website: http://fh.ext.wvu.edu/food.

Menu items include tacos in a bag, confetti bean salad, chicken quesadillas, and other fall -weather foods, like white chili.

For more information on health and nutrition programs in your community, visit www.ext.wvu.edu, or contact your local county office of the WVU Extension Service.

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08/30/12

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