Tailgating Tips for your Teeth
It’s a party in the parking lot! How many times have you heard a fan yell this at a tailgating bash? While tailgating is nearly a requirement for football games, the destruction it does to your teeth can be avoided. Too often tailgating foods tend to be full of crunchy, salty goodness. That salty goodness may do wonders for your appetite, but it can easily create problems for your biters. The river of alcohol present at tailgating parties is not doing your teeth any favors either. With that said, here are a few suggestions for your next tailgating blowout. Snacks:
- Create a cheese and meat platter. Everyone loves wheat crackers topped with cheese!
- Create a nut-rich granola and put in a big bowl so that people can grab handfuls.
- Try this healthy dip with whole grain chips - low fat cream cheese, a packet of ranch, one can of corn (drained), 2 jalapenos (seeded and chopped) and ½ red pepper (chopped).
- Instead of beef - grill chicken and serve it on skewers or whole wheat buns.
- Personal Mason jar salads can also be a good alternative for the health conscious.
- Make a fruit salad with a low fat dip made out of vanilla pudding and whipped cream. Cut up your favorite berries, pears, melons and pineapple.
- Whip up some chocolate dipped strawberries. They are easy to carry with you an do minimal damage to your teeth.