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Colorful ColeslawA common tailgating side dish gets a healthy makeover this season using a flavorful beet juice vinaigrette! Colorful and brimming with goodness, this slaw will make a tasty addition to any tailgating party or backyard BBQ this Fall!

Colorful Coleslaw with Beet Juice Vinaigrette

Ingredients

COLESLAW

1/2 head green cabbage, sliced thin to shred
1/2 head red cabbage, sliced thin to shred
2 large carrots, thinly sliced (on the bias)
6 scallions, thinly sliced (on the bias)
1 red pepper, cut into julienne strips

VINAIGRETTE

1/4 cup BIOTTA BEET JUICE (see note)
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 lime, juiced
1 small shallot, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preparation

Prepare all coleslaw vegetables as directed. Toss together in a large bowl. To prepare the vinaigrette, add BIOTTA BEET JUICE, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, lime juice and shallot to a small bowl. Whisk together. Drizzle in olive oil while continuing to whisk. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle desired amount of vinaigrette over coleslaw. Serve immediately. Refrigerate and save any remaining vinaigrette for use on any vegetable salad.

NOTE – for a soft, rich beet juice flavor, reduce 1 cup beet juice over medium heat for about 30 minutes, until you achieve 1/4 cup in volume. Set aside to cool before using.

Serves 6-8.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Biotta Beet Juice.*

Flamous Brands - Original FalafelSomehow, the words healthy and tailgating don’t really seem to fit together, but yet, Flamous Brands has made this a reality! Offering families everywhere a scrumptious yet healthy option on game day, the unique 21 ingredient blend of herbs, spices, vegetables and legumes are so tasty,  no one will suspect they are indeed good for you!

This is one chip that “Mom” loves indulging in, and the fact that all Flamous Brand Chips are non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free kosher, as well as fee of most allergens only makes them all the attractive as a healthy snack option. Plus, ounce for ounce, Flamous Falafel Chips have 10 times the antioxidant value than that of green tea or vegetable juice. 
Flamous Brands - Spicy Fiesta

With several unique varieties to taste test, “Mom” tried the Sprouted Multigrain Chips, Original Falafel Chips, Spicy Fiesta Chips and Spicy Falafel Chips. The family favorite was definitely the Spicy Fiesta flavor, with the Spicy Falafel flavor coming in a close second. On game day, serve these as your ‘go-to’ chip, knowing you are providing a healthy snack for all!

Flamous Original Falafel Chips are available at Mother’s Market, Kroger, The Fresh Market, Whole Foods, Amazon.com and other health food stores throughout the United States. You can also learn more about the brand on their website, www.flamousbrands.com.

Flamous (which stands for famous for flavor) is a Los Angeles based company born in 2007. Family owned and operated, the founders sought to create a snack that was not only delicious but that they would be proud to offer to their own friends and kids. Their goal is to continue to grow in their industry – to be an internationally recognized brand that continues to develop innovative healthy options and exciting new flavors and concepts for the world to enjoy.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article.*