Hurrah! It is officially autumn, which means football season. And even if you’re not a football fan, that means tailgate parties. Tailgate foods and drinks though can often be high in calories and fat. So, how do you still throw a “mean tailgater” , while making the fare healthier? One solution fits right in with the tail gating tradition, and that’s grilling meats. Choosing lean cuts of meat means you’ll be grilling healthy. To go with those tasty grilled meats serve big trays of fresh fruits and veggies, with plenty of low fat dipping sauces or even flavored low fat cream cheeses on the side. As far as drinks go, there are numerous low calorie or non-alcoholic ales out there to choose from, and don’t forget natural ciders, sparkling fruit drinks, and of course water. If you just can’t see a tailgate party without chips, go for the baked variety, which pack a crunch without all the calories. By going with healthy alternatives, you’ll be doing yourself and your friends a favor. They may not realize that they’re eating healthy, but they will notice you’re serving up some really tasty tailgate goodies.