The start of football season kicks off tailgating, Sunday barbecues, and fun with friends and family as you gather to cheer on your favorite players and teams. Football season also kicks off a season of eating nachos, hot wings, dips and more snacks that can expand your waistline and make you look like a linebacker. So we’re offering you some game-day alternatives that let you enjoy the excitement and the food.


  1. Happy Trails - Skip the brownies, cookies and Chex® mix and offer party guests a healthy treat like Chocolate Berry Trail Mix. Or take it with you when you’re headed to a game-day celebration. You just need 1 piece Chocolate Sensations (available at a Medi-Weightloss® location near you), 1 Blueberry Pomegranate Bliss protein bar, and ¼ cup sliced almonds. Chop up the ingredients and mix together. This recipe is simple to double or triple.
  2. Easy Guacamole - What’s a football party without the dip. Avocado is a healthy fat that can be enjoyed in moderation. Smash an avocado and mix in garlic, lemon juice, chopped cilantro, and jalapeños in a blender. Serve with veggies for dipping.
  3. Turnip Fries - Surprise your guests with this healthier alternative to traditional French fries. You just need turnips, olive oil, and salt to make these baked fries. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel turnips and slice into 1/2" thick sticks. Coat turnips with salt and olive oil. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and add turnips, baking for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Low-Fat Cheese Platter - It’s not a party without a cheese platter. Create your own platter with low-fat cheddar, Swiss, brie, or Laughing Cow®. Add some apple slices to finish the plate.

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program. Active Medi-Weightloss® patients should consult the experts at their location on whether the recipes are appropriate for their stage of the program.







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