Yesterday the Wisconsin Badgers played in the Rose Bowl game. It was a sad loss, but we had so much fun! And now I’m even more ready for a detox than I was – it has been a straight week of eating and drinking and my body is definitely ready for a break and lots of vegetables.

I started the day with a green juice – blend of vegetables + apple. It was a great way to start the morning with some nutrients.

We headed to Pasadena to tailgate with my cousins and set out a whole spread of food: veggies, cheese and crackers, chips, drinks and grilled sausages, burgers and veggie dogs.

I sipped on mimosas made with a coconut water + juice blend,

snacked on fresh veggies + yogurt dip,

and then some brie + proscuitto.

Any tailgate that has brie and proscuitto is a good one in my opinion. :)

Before going into the game, I had a sausage and more veggies. (Oh, and more champagne!)

The walk to the stadium was my workout for the day – it was actually a long, very hot walk but eventually we found our tickets and made it into the stadium.

Once inside, we cheered our hearts out, had some awful white zin and enjoyed the views.

Wisconsin ended up losing, but the game was exciting and I’m so glad we were there! On the way home we had another sausage in the car and promptly sat on the couch slamming water once we got home. What a day!

Do you keep up normal eating habits for an event like tailgating or go all out? 

15 Comments (Reply )

  1. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    Quite the classy tailgate!


  2. Liz @ Southern Charm
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Oh I love your tailgate eats!

    I try to stick to eating right when tailgating, but sometimes it’s not an option :(


    • Emily
      Jan 03, 2012 @ 10:16 am

      I agree – I knew I NEEDED veggies, so we brought the veggie tray!


  3. sarah @ sarah learns
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    if we tailgate something, we definitely go all out! even sometimes just for watching a game from our own apartment we go all out if it’s an important game. we had lots of buffalo chicken dip during the game yesterday.

    my husband was still upset about it this morning. :(


    • Emily
      Jan 03, 2012 @ 10:43 am

      Yes, it was a sad loss, especially the way it ended!


  4. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    this looks like such a fun day! i love tailgating! And I am so ready to get back on the veggie train. I started yesterday – back to the gym, healthy eating and plenty of water…I already feel better!


    • Emily
      Jan 03, 2012 @ 10:41 am

      I can’t wait for that feeling!!!


  5. Tasha @ Dine & Dash
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    I start out healthy in the morning with my normal eats (like you did) and then once I get to the tailgate I go all out.
    A detox is much needed (pointing to myself) after the holiday sugar coma I’ve been in.


  6. Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    I must try a green smoothie! They seem to be everywhere these days and I need to get on board! We thought of you guys yesterday while watching the Rose Bowl!


  7. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    Oh this looks like you all had an awesome day! Those veggies look delicious!


  8. Luv What You Do
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    I love a mimosa but I’m not a big fan of OJ. Would you share your coconut water concoction…it sounds right up my alley!


  9. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    how fun! my husband would love to go to the rose bowl someday…but only when ohio state was playing! :)


  10. Elias
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    These recipes look just perfect for this weekend! Great food is always a staple at pre-game parties, especially when you’re tailgating! So I have a bunch of beers, some cocktails, all these great new recipes, and my The Tailgater by my employer and TV provider, DISH. Now my friends and I can eat, drink, and watch all the pregame action in HD thanks to my sweet portable satellite. Love it. Thanks for the recipes!


  11. Lori
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    You tailgate well! I like to bring the ‘different’ stuff to tailgates. :) The grain salads and green salads, mix it up a bit. I do enjoy every possible indulgence though, and no matter how boring, there have to be chips and salsa!

    Looks like a fun day. My husband went to the Rose Bowl in Purdue was in it, I think in 2001. He still talks about it.


  12. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

    Normal eating habits? Um, no. I usually let things get a little crazy once in a while, especially when I’m in Wisconsin. :)


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