Football Season = Reason to Tailgate!


I unashamedly can admit that I am a football girl. Born and raised in Wisconsin, I bleed green and gold, but I like all football from high school to college to my Green Bay Packers. And we all know that football games are a perfect reason to tailgate!

I shop at ALDI all the time so I have partnered with them, mainly because when I’m feeding my crew of boys, it’s so much more affordable to get organics, fresh meat, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options so conveniently! Of course, as a dietitian I make sure I always have veggies. This Avocado Jalapeño Ranch Dip using nonfat Greek yogurt and avocados is a perfect spicy and creamy blend to dip those veggies. ALDI is constantly growing their organic options, too!

Speaking of crunch, even though I am a dietitian, I am human first and I love salty, crunchy foods! I personally do not follow a gluten-free diet, but I love that ALDI has a huge variety of gluten-free options with their liveGfree line. In fact, my favorite chips at ALDI happen to be liveGfree Sweet Chili Brown Rice Crisps. I dip them in guac and I’m a happy, happy girl. Did you know the liveGfree line earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval?

Moving on to the main course, I love the Earth Grown vegetarian and vegan line for myself. Super easy to bring a box of Kale Veggie Burgers to the tailgate to throw on the grill. If you’ve got meat eaters in the crowd, you will win them over with these Game Day Sliders. Sautéed onions, bacon, Havarti, grass-fed beef burger on a biscuit? Winner!!! ALDI can help you tailgate with butcher-quality meats and all the delicious fixings, all at low prices.

For dessert, my husband and kids loooove these Peanut Butter Granola Bites. They only have 5 ingredients, and use fresh fruit! Literally these bites disappear within hours of coming out of the oven in my house! Plus, they are the perfect little size for a sweet treat without weighing you down.

I am such a fan of ALDI, every day, all year round. But today, I’m even more excited because ALDI JUST released a list of 23 products that fans across the country voted on as their favorites! Not sure if you know, but ALDI has quite the fan club. Recently over 40,000 loyal fans shared their passion for their most-loved ALDI-exclusive products. You can easily spot these products in store – just look for the blue heart-shaped Fan Favorites logo on store shelves. The ALDI Fan Favorites program is just another way ALDI listens and learns from its fans, so ALDI can continue to provide the great foods and products shoppers want at unbeatable prices.

If you haven’t visited the beer and wine section at ALDI, you’re missing out. From delicious beers (Kinroo Blue Belgian White Ale, Wild Range IPA, and more) and hard cider to award-winning wines, you can get the drinks for the party at ALDI for a fraction of the price at other stores. Many wines are under $10, giving you the savings you crave.

For more info, check out and @ALDIUSA on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Use #ALDILove to show off your own tailgates fueled by ALDI!

Tara Collingwood
Tara is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition, fitness, and health promotion and is quoted in a variety of media including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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