Kid-friendly tailgate recipes

Veggie Pizza and Salad on a Stick
Veggie Pizza and Salad on a Stick

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Kid-friendly tailgate options can be fun, flavorful, and healthy with these recipe ideas from Milk Means More.

Very Veggie Pizza and Salad on a Stick with yogurt dipping sauces
Very Veggie Pizza and Salad on a Stick with yogurt dipping sauces

Very Veggie Pizza

Only 30% of school children consume the recommended servings from the dairy group. Pizza is a tasty way to help kids better meet their dairy recommendations. Kids love this pizza because they can help make it and choose their toppings. Parents love it because if features three nutrient-rich food groups (dairy, vegetables, whole grain).

Salad on a Stick with Yogurt Dip

This is a great way to use leftover vegetables. Cut them up into chunks and serve them raw or roast them first. Pair them with flavorful cheese to make it a pleasing combination. Yogurt-based dips provide excellent calcium, potassium, and probiotics.

If you need more inspiration for your tailgate, Milk Means More is holding a Game Day Twitter Party at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14. Follow the hashtag #MilkMeansMore for recipes and delicious ideas for your next party.

Milk Means More is behind a push to make chocolate milk the sports drink of choice for Michigan schools. The Chocolate Milk: Nature’s Sports Drink grant is available to high schools in Michigan. They can receive cash to purchase low-fat chocolate milk for their team to replenish with after practices and games for the entire season, up to two soft-sided wheeled cooler bags for easy milk transport, prizes, nutrition education materials to use for the promotion of Chocolate Milk: Nature’s Sports Drink, and professional posters featuring the teams’ chocolate milk mustache photo. The deadline to apply for spring sports is January 29, 2016.

 

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