Best Tailgate Foods For Diabetics

As the summer months come to an end, we throw aside our swimsuits and bring out our favorite team jerseys! In America, fall means football, and with football comes some other American classics like burgers, beer, and chips. How can we make tailgate food safe for diabetics? Try these easy replacements before you root on your favorite team.

Best Beer

Stag

This low-sugar beer is made by the Pabst company and is one of the safest beers for diabetics. This light and fizzy brew can be found in most liquor stores and is a favorite in the Midwest. Read reviews of Stag beer here!

Mike’s Light Lemonade

Ok, we know this isn’t a beer, Mike’s Hard Lemonade Light is a great choice for tailgates. Not only is it crisp and refreshing, but it has much less sugar than a traditional beer and tastes great. The “light” version of Mike’s Hard offers less than half the sugar than the regular version.

Best Burgers

Hearty Turkey Burger

Replacing ground beef with ground turkey is an easy way to drop a lot of carbs, sugar, and calories from your burger. These turkey burgers taste just as good as their beef counterparts and can be prepared in the same ways as hamburger. Check out a recipe here!

Beef Burgers With Curry Mustard

These flavorful, exotic burgers will surely be the talk of the tailgate. Using all natural ground beef and whole wheat crumbs, this burger has fewer carbs and less sugar than most fast food burgers, and the curry powder has hidden health benefits. Try this recipe at your next tailgate.

Best Chips

Sun Chips Savory 100-Calorie Pack

Sun chips are famous for being a healthier alternative to greasy, cheesy, salty potato chips. These chips are made with whole grain corn, wheat, and oats, and natural flavors make them an instant classic. Kids love them!

Kettle Baked Potato Chips, Hickory Honey Barbecue

These potato chips are baked, not fried, so they have fewer carbohydrates and calories than other popular brands. They are gluten free as well as chock full of vitamins. If you’re a fan of barbeque chips, these are the healthiest bet.

Best Dessert

Murray’s Cookies

The Murrays brand cookies are all sugar free, great tasting, and healthy snacks. You can buy them at most grocery stores, and kids won’t be able to tell the difference! Sweeten up your tailgate with these healthy cookies. Visit their website here.

Breyer’s Smooth And Dreamy Vanilla Ice Cream

This classic dessert has half the fat as normal vanilla ice cream. It’s rich and creamy texture makes it seem almost gourmet! Light vanilla bean flecks liven up an otherwise plan flavor. Add fresh fruit for a bit of variety!

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