Good morning!  Today, we are driving to Miami to watch the University of Miami vs. Oklahoma football game.  The Husband and I are serious tailgaters, but we try to keep it healthy.  Our days of Keg ‘N Eggs are over. 🙂


This year’s tailgating activities are sponsored by Arnold Bread.  The Healthy Tailgate series will be a regular feature on the blog until November, at the very least! :)  Hopefully, there is a National Championship is our future!


Without further ado, here is today’s menu!  We’ll be back with a full recap later!




October 3, 2009 Tailgate Menu


  • Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches on Arnold Select Sandwich ThinsMarinated zucchini, squash, and bella mushrooms with cheese, onions, tomatoes, and sprouts.


  • Fruit Salad: Watermelon, melon, grapes, and strawberries.


  • "Homemade" Corn and Black Bean Salsa with Blue Corn Chips:  This easy salsa tastes 100% homemade, but it only requires three ingredients and always impresses guests.  I’ll share the recipe later!


  • Red Potato Salad:  Not homemade, but I cannot imagine the first tailgate of the season without a little potato salad! 


  • Grilled Peaches:  A sweet and healthy dessert.




This morning, I had Flax French Toast with whole wheat bread and strawberries:


Mixing flax in with the eggs really creates amazing French Toast.  So simple, yet such a big taste difference!


After breakfast digested, I did some yoga on TV.


I only did about 25 minutes because warrior poses were making my knees ache.  I actually feel pretty great for a gal who ran 14.0 miles this morning, but I don’t need to push it on my rest day.  :)  YAY for successful marathon training!


And…. we’re off!  Let’s go CANES!



  • VeggieGirl October 3, 2009, 11:33 am

    Have a blast; and GO BUCKEYES!! 😀

  • Diana October 3, 2009, 11:38 am

    Have fun! 🙂

  • Courtney October 3, 2009, 11:47 am

    Yay for healthy tailgates…yay for any tailgates! I love hanging out in the autumn with some football fans although I’m a pro football fan, not a college fan. Tailgating at Lambeau field in Green Bay is something you have to see to believe!
    Oh, and I adore Arnold Sandwich thins! They have almost replaced English Muffins as my go to sandwich makers!
    Adventures in Tri-ing

  • Evan Thomas October 3, 2009, 11:47 am

    How you can make tailgating sound that healthy and delicious is a mystery but you do! Have fun!

  • Jenna October 3, 2009, 12:00 pm

    i love your idea of a healthy tailgate 🙂 sounds like so much fun!

  • Tracey@tropicalhappiness October 3, 2009, 12:32 pm

    Go U!!!! I’m a Canes fan too! The Husband is going, but I opted out this week!!!

  • Julie October 3, 2009, 12:41 pm

    Wow, sounds like some good stuff! Tailgates are always such calorie fests, I love that you are doing this.

  • Sam October 3, 2009, 1:03 pm

    Your menu sounds fantastic, especially the grilled peaches!

  • Jolene ( October 3, 2009, 1:24 pm

    That menu sounds perfect!!! Have a great day Caitlin!!!

  • Rebecca October 3, 2009, 1:25 pm

    That menu sounds so yummy! Have fun!

  • Liz October 3, 2009, 1:34 pm

    Have fun today! Sounds like a great time and a great way to spend your rest day!

  • MegaNerd October 3, 2009, 1:58 pm

    So jealous you can run… 🙁

  • Matt October 3, 2009, 2:06 pm

    Sounds like a great menu. I would miss the traditional tailgate burgers though!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) October 3, 2009, 2:17 pm

    Your tailgate menu sounds really good and really healthy. I have never been tailgating before 😮

  • girlrunningaround October 3, 2009, 2:42 pm

    Have a great time!

  • natalie October 3, 2009, 2:50 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun! I love football games! Have so much fun! I can’t comment on your posts during the week cus my work blocks your comment site, so it’s fun to comment on the weekends!! 🙂 have fun!!

  • Ris October 3, 2009, 3:15 pm

    The menu sounds great! (And this from a girl still solidly in kegss’n’eggs land!) Can’t wait for arecap and pics of all that great food!

  • Jamie October 3, 2009, 4:40 pm

    We tailgate a lot, and after the last game my husband actually asked if I would make a healthy alternative to all the sweets and heavy dips. Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • Meghan@traveleatlove October 3, 2009, 4:47 pm

    I LOVE those Arnold sandwich thins. So great!

  • Lizzy October 3, 2009, 6:43 pm

    healthy tailgates are the best! i hope you have fun, can’t wait for the recap!

  • Kristy October 3, 2009, 7:24 pm

    I love the healthy tailgate. I will have to try that! Such a great alternative!!

  • Julia October 3, 2009, 7:33 pm

    Great healthy tailgate menu!
    I miss football!

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans October 3, 2009, 7:35 pm

    there is nothing like a good tailgate! have fun!

  • Lauren @ Dragonflies Journey October 3, 2009, 7:41 pm

    Congrats on the healthy tailgate! Love it. Check out my blog. I give you major shoutouts as the O.B. necklace is the feature of my arts fair this weekend. Hope you love it.

  • Julie October 3, 2009, 8:01 pm

    Love the Healthy tailgate! I wish my friends would want to do that too haha

  • Aggie October 3, 2009, 8:36 pm

    Love the healthy tailgate menu!

  • Julie @savvyeats October 3, 2009, 9:41 pm

    That menu sounds soooo good. Probably more so since I just finished my 60 mile bike ride and I’m starving. 😉

    How on earth did you manage to find a healthy, sponsored tailgate?!?

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is October 3, 2009, 9:44 pm

    Sounds like so much fun!! 🙂

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance October 3, 2009, 10:08 pm

    WOW, 14 miles, that is amazing…….keep up the great training! I didn’t get out for my run this morning and sort of feel guilty but I had a great execuse, getting things made and all set for my daughters 9th Birthday Party…….which as a great success! =)

  • Caz October 3, 2009, 11:02 pm

    Awesome! I have to admit I saw that french toast trick on one of these florida runner’s blogs and definitely used it this morning! I haven’t made french toast in probably almost a year but it was delish! The boy didn’t even notice the 2tbs of ground flax I added to the egg, which was good. He totally would have objected otherwise!

    Also, Operation Beautiful was in the October issue of Cleo here in Australia! Pretty cool!

  • Whole Body Love October 3, 2009, 11:59 pm

    I never thought to use flax in a French toast recipe. Great idea!

  • Stef October 4, 2009, 1:18 am

    I love reading your blog and all your positive energy. I have been following you for a couple months now. Thanks for all the uplifting messages and great posts. I just wanted to let you know that I awarded your blog with the Kreativ Blogger Award.

  • Andee (Runtolive) October 4, 2009, 10:54 am

    I recently wrote a piece about healthy tailgating for the Examiner website. I have a 10 layer healthy vegetarian dip included!

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