Enjoy your tailgating experience even while on dialysis

COLUMBIA (WACH) â?? Football season is in full swing and that means plenty of tailgating to go around.

But depending on your dietary or health needs you may have to watch the type of foods you eat while celebrating the game.

Chef Aaron McCargo from the Food Network sharing two simple recipes for you to try while tailgating

1. Jalapeno, Lime, and Smoked Mozzarella Turkey Burger:


  • 1½ pound ground turkey

  • 1 jalapeno or 2 Tbsp finely diced jalapeno*

  • Juice of 2 limes and zest** of 1

  • 1 Tbsp black pepper

  • 1 Tbsp reduced-sodium Worcestershire sauce

  • 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • ¾ cup shredded smoked mozzarella cheese

  • 6 hamburger buns

  • Preparation:

    Preheat outdoor grill (a George Foreman®-style grillmay also be used). In a medium size bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients plus 2 Tbsp of olive oil. Make equal size burger patties and lightly brush with remainder 2 Tbsp of oil. Cook for 5-7 minutes, flipping once, or until an internal temperature of 165° F is reached. Top each with an equal amount of cheese and melt in a toaster oven or in oven on broil. Serve on a toasted bun. (If using George Foreman® grill, once cooked, unplug the grill and add cheese to the burger. Leave the grill open and allow the cheese to slightly melt.)

    Serves 6

    Nutrient Analysis:

    Calories 421 calories Trans Fat 0 grams

    Protein 28 grams Cholesterol 97 milligrams

    Carbohydrate 25 grams Potassium 382 milligrams

    Total Fat 23 grams Phosphorus 286 milligrams

    Saturated Fat 6 grams Sodium 344 milligrams

    * When handling or cutting hot peppers, it is best to wear plastic or rubber gloves and do not touch your face. If you do not wear gloves, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your face or eyes.

    2. Not Too Spicy for Your Mama Chipotle Wings


  • 1 pound fresh jumbo chicken wings cut in pieces, or 20 individual pieces

  • 1½ tablespoons diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter (slightly melted)

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives

  • Preparation:

    Pre-heat oven to 400° F.

    Place pre-cut wings on a greased non-stick sheet tray. Bake for 18-20 minutes, turning half-way through the cooking time, or until crisp on the outside and reaching an internal temperature of 160° F. In a large bowl, mix remaining ingredients and stir until well mixed. Toss wings in sauce until evenly coated, then remove from bowl and serve.

    Serves 4

    1 serving = 5 pieces

    Nutrient Analysis:

    Calories 499 caloriesTrans Fat 0 grams

    Protein 31 grams Cholesterol 126 milligrams

    Carbohydrate 18 grams Potassium 237 milligrams

    Total Fat 34 grams Phosphorus 177 milligrams

    Saturated Fat 13 grams Sodium 107 milligrams