Are y’all getting excited about football season yet? I know I sure am SOOOOO I’m bringing you a healthy tailgating friendly recipe today from my friends at Winn-Dixie and want to let you know about their new SEG Sports Initiative.
Winn-Dixie just announced a new initiative that you know is right up my alley. It is centered around healthy lifestyles and youth sports. I try to eat healthy and exercise regularly and have been interested in this since I was a kid playing volleyball and cheering in junior high. I know that being healthy is a lifestyle, and you better believe I’ll be doing my best to teach Leyton that in the coming years as well. I believe that showing that to Leyton through my actions is the best way to teach him. And that is exactly what SEG Sports is all about.
What is the SEG Sports Initiative?
Southeastern Grocers launched a long-term commitment to celebrate healthy lifestyles and athletes of all ages and abilities and inspire active families across the Southeast. According to the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, one in three children are active every day, and in research recently conducted by Southeastern Grocers, 8 out of 10 customers said they would like their children to be more active.
To help athletes of all ages and abilities aspire for greatness, Southeastern Grocers has developed SEG Sports with a pledge to:
- Fuel young athletes and their families with fresh, nutritious foods designed to fuel activity every step of the way, because 95 percent of customers believe eating the right food is an important part of children staying active!
- Coach the 8 out of 10 customers who want their children to be more active with tips to help feed their competitive fires.
- Inspire the next active generation through partnerships with some of the leading athletes and teams in the Southeast.
We all can find tools to fuel for greatness at our local BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie stores, including the freshest local produce that nearly 70 percent of customers prefer as their favorite pre- and post-game snacks, along with coaching tips straight from top athletes, coaches and trainers to encourage customers and their families to get in the game.
Through SEG Sports, Southeastern Grocers will support youth camps and clinics in the communities its stores serve through its professional, semi-professional and college sports partnerships with the Clemson University Tigers, Florida State University Seminoles, Greenville Drive, Jacksonville Armada, Jacksonville Suns, New Orleans Saints, Pensacola Blue Wahoos, University of Alabama Crimson Tide, University of Florida Gators and University of South Carolina Gamecocks. The grocer plans to send young aspiring athletes throughout the Southeast to upcoming games to cheer on their sports heroes from the stands. How wonderful is that? I l-o-v-e it!
Learn more about SEG Sports
Be sure to stay up to date with Winn-Dixie on Twitter and Facebook for savings, recipe ideas and more! Now, check out this tasty tailgating friendly recipe from Winn-Dixie below.
- 1 tsp. Winn-Dixie sweet paprika
- 4 chicken leg quarters (about 10 oz. each)
- 4 ears corn, husks and silks removed
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
- 3 tbs. chopped fresh chives
- 1 lemon, zested, cut into wedges
- In a small bowl, mix paprika with 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper.
- Sprinkle seasoning all over chicken and place, skin side up, on cool side of grill.
- Cover grill and cook chicken for about 30 minutes, or until chicken is light golden brown and cooked through.
- Move chicken, skin side down, to hot side of grill and cook, rotating chicken as needed to prevent burning, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until skin is crisp.
- Set aside to rest briefly.
- Meanwhile, coat corn with oil.
- Grill corn on hot side of grill for about 8 minutes, or until tender and charred.
- In a small saucepan, combine butter, chives and lemon zest.
- Place saucepan on grill and heat mixture until butter has melted.
- Remove from grill and season with salt and pepper.
- Brush corn with chive butter. Serve chicken and corn with remaining chive butter and lemon wedges on side.
Preheat a covered grill over medium heat. Place wood chips, if using, in smoker box and close; alternatively, place wood chips in foil pan. For a gas grill: Just before grilling chicken, turn burners on one half of grill off and keep other burners on medium heat. Place smoker box or foil pan over lit burner. For a charcoal grill: Just before grilling chicken, bank all coals to one side of grill and leave other half empty. Sprinkle drained wood chips over hot coals.
What is your favorite tailgating recipe?!