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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tailgating Recipe Contest and Give Away!

Football season is here…and everyone knows that game day just isn’t complete without the ultimate tailgating party!

Whether it’s with a group of friends huddled outside the stadium or the family gathered around the TV in the den, tasty food and snacks are essential to a “winning” tailgating experience.

I don't know about you but I love to host parties! Any kind of party really; I just love having the people I love hang out with me in my home. I'm a homebody really. I would much rather host the party then go to the party! I love getting my house clean, cooking party food, and decorating for a theme. Just because I like to be at home doesn't mean I don't love to be with my friends. And, inviting them over for a home cooked meal, or for a big bash is usually much cheaper than going out to eat somewhere. With football season here I've got one more reason to have the friends over!

I have to admit that most of the time when I am planning the menu of party foods to prepare I don't really calculate calories. I love junk food and my recipes aren't always health conscious. But, with a little vision and planning, you can score big by offering a menu that's just as delicious but a bit better for you. But it doesn’t have to flavor-less to be better for you. Frito-Lay offers portion control sizes make it easy to enjoy all your favorite treats – in moderation. And simple “tricks” like offering dips made with reduced-fat sour cream or that offer positive nutrition like salsa or guacamole, cooking with lean turkey meat and fat-free refried beans can cut hundreds of calories off your meals and still taste great for you and your hungry fans.

I'm hosting a Better-For-You Tailgate Recipe Contest

I want to hear your better-for-you recipes that you plan to share at your next family or neighborhood game-watch! One reader will win a Frito-Lay Tailgating Kit (approximate value: $50) equipped with better-for-you Frito-Lay products, a gift card for purchasing your ingredients and a stylish dish to serve your delicious recipes just for entering your better for you dish!

All you need to do is leave a comment telling us how to make your better-for-you dish for tailgates and football parties!
The only thing you MUST include is at least one Frito-Lay product. They can be incorporated in many ways:
. In the recipes themselves, such as Frito-pies
. Tostitos-base in taco salads dishes/dip
. Tostitos scoops or various other Lays chips used for "dipping" the recipes

For extra entries you can:
  • Tweet about this give away (up to once per day!). Grab this and post it on Twitter: @CentsibleSawyer is hosting a tailgating recipe contest & giving away a Tailgating kit worth $50 thx 2 Frito-Lay
  • Grab my button and post it on your side bar or add a text link to this blog on your side bar - then come back and leave a separate comment.
  • Blog about this give away and leave a link in the comments section here.
  • Post it on Facebook with a link back here then leave a comment here with your Facebook link.

This Contest ends October 31st at 11:59 EST. The winner will be chosen via and will be announced shortly there after!


dor said...

I will be having Tostitos scoops, vegetables with a garlic hummus dip. Maybe they won't know that it's beans! It's a nice dip that is so healthy for you.

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dor said...

I blogged and left a link here BUT GO ENTER THEIRS TOO.

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vicki said...

We will be having Tostitos scoops with a vegetable relish dip. The dip is homemade with diced tomatoes,scallions,cucumber.

Jackie said...

We use Tostitos Scoops to scoop up every drop of the delicious salsa we make. We chop fresh tomatoes, onions and a little garlic.
Thanks for the review and giveaway!

Gina said...

We use the Tostitos scoops with our homemade salsa. Fresh garden tomatoes, peppers, onions, cilantro-everything fresh from the garden!

Anonymous said...

We use Tostitos scoops for our 7 layer dip. Low fat versions of the sour cream, cheese, and beans cut down on the calories!

Diane said...

WE make a low fat buffalo chicken dip. you can use tositos, to scoop it up.
Use 1 brick fat free cream cheese
1 cup calorie free blue cheese dressing ( find it by the lettuce)
1 cup cooked diced chicken
And Buffalo sauce..i use a ton cause i love it spicy :)
Mix well and microwave till bubbly :)
No one ever thinks this is low fat :)

Kelly said...

We will use Tostitos scoops with our famous sausage dip.

2 packages of fat free cream cheese
2 cans of mild rotel
1 package of sausage already browned

Put in the crockpot and let the flavors mix together for around an hour.

Yummy, thanks for the giveaway!

cksknitter said...

I serve Tostitos Scoops with my homemade taco dip. I use yogurt instead of sour cream in it to make it healthier.
Chrissy at knittoday(at)hotmail(dot)com

April Huddleston said...

On cooler game days I always make a turkey chili...I use turkey/chicken, beans and tomatoes and cook it in the crock all day long...we top w/ FF sour cream and Frito Lay corn chips...

Anonymous said...

WE love to have company over as well, with 5 kids sometimes it's easier to have the party then take your gang to the party:)
I love to serve a mexican fiesta Taco's rice and beans.. we use the fritto scoops to serve with fresh salsa to snack on.. I also make a dip.. beans on bottom, meixcan rice, salsa and crumbled frito lay chips on top:) then do it all over again this time add Frito Lay cheese dip on top- bake at 325 for about 14 minutes it's amazing!! serve with scoops:)

Vaishali said...

I make a low fat version of spinach artichoke dip using fat free cream cheese, nonfat yogurt and light mayo. Tostitos scoops are the perfect chip to dip into it. It's delicious and you don't even miss the fat!!

Together We Save said...

Ohhh I always serve bean dip with scoops. Yummy! I would love to win.

Kathy said...

I make a dip with low fat cream cheese, olives, refried beans and salsa.
My father-in-law makes a homemade hummus with the chilis he buys from the festival here ever year and he uses the fritos scoops for dipping.
My uncle makes a taco salad and fritos are the taco part; he crumbles them on to the salad
My 13 year old son eats the chili fritos by themselves. :)

Nicole said...

We love fresh salsa to dip our Tostitos. Just dice up tomatoes, onions, cilantro and add your choice of hot peppers. I like to make it hot and not only is it healthy, but I don't eat as much if it's spicy.

Rhonda C said...

We love using scoops in cheesy dip I make using salsa, Velvetta cheese and ground turkey.

justicecw said...

We use Tostitos Scoops with Taco Pie for tailgating. We use low fat sour cream and cheese...there are so many things in it you don't even notice. Thanks for the chance,

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I try all types of food myself and I am always looking for new recipes, I particularly enjoy spicy recipes, but I did not expect to be watching so many foreign dishes being prepared. I also wanted to see good traditional dishes.


algwhitaker said...

We love Spinish dip with Scoops.

RachelV said...

I like to add fritos to a salad:
A Romaine lettuce, red onion, tomato, olives, fritos,ground beef salad tossed in 1,000 island dressing.

Kristy said...

I like to use the tostitos scoops for my healthy black bean corn salad.

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