Tailgating before the big Grey Cup game? Here are some super easy tips to fill Half Your Plate with fruits and vegetables and still have a great party!

We’re at the Grey Cup Festival this week so come by and visit us in the Nissan Family Zone for lots of swag and free carrots and apples!

Fresh salsa is so easy to make! To make a quick salsa, chop up some fresh tomatoes, green peppers, onions, cilantro, and jalapeno pepper. Add a couple squeezes of lime juice and some spices and voila! You can even add carrots or corn for a new and exciting flavour!

Easy Salsa Recipe via the Cooking Channel

Easy Salsa Recipe via the Cooking Channel

Making kebabs? Alternate steak or chicken pieces will great grilling veggies like mushrooms, red onions, cherry tomatoes, zucchini, or peppers.

Try these Greek veggie kebabs via Jamie Oliver

Try these Greek veggie kebabs via Jamie Oliver

Chili is a delicious and hearty side for tailgating, and stuffing in some extra veggies is a breeze! Add some sweet potatoes, corn, mushrooms or even okra to ramp up the veggie content! Try this great white turkey chili for a twist:

via Half Your Plate

via Half Your Plate

Looking for some crunch to replace chips? Try making kale chips! Toss leaves in a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper and roast in the oven at 275 degrees F for about 40 minutes. Make sure to turn them half way through. Carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, broccoli and cauliflower are just as great as chips when it comes to dipping!

Baked Kale Chips via All Recipes

Baked Kale Chips via All Recipes

Guacamole isn’t just an awesome dip but it also makes a delicious spread for burgers and sandwiches. Swap out your mayo for some avocado power!

via Half Your Plate

via Half Your Plate

Load your coleslaw up with veggies for a nutritional punch. Grab a bag of pre-sliced cabbage mix, add some red peppers, carrots, and cherry tomatoes. Toss in your favorite salad dressing and you’re good to go!

Don’t forget about a tasty dessert! Pineapples, strawberries, peaches and mangoes are delicious when grilled. Just skewer and grill!

via Half Your Plate

via Half Your Plate

There is nothing quite like grilled corn. Soak corn in the husks then toss them on the grill with a bit of paprika for a delicious smoky flavour.

via the Food Network

via the Food Network

Grab a grill basket and roast some sweet potatoes tossed in salt, pepper and olive oil. Yum!

 

What are your fruit and veggie hacks for tailgating parties?

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