Healthy Recipes to Add to Your Tailgating Spread



Fall is here, and with it: football season! And almost as importantly: tailgating season!

But as much fun as hanging out with friends and family while you cheer on your favorite team can be, it’s usually accompanied by fatty, greasy foods. Throw in a few cocktails or beers, and there goes that diet you spent all summer getting used to.

So this season, why not try substituting your fan favorite for a healthier option? We’ve found a few recipes for you to try that we guarantee are just as tasty as their fatty counterparts!


1. Clean, Crispy (Baked!) Chicken Wings

Via Broke & Bougie

Lindsay of Broke and Bougie has found the secret to crispy chicken wings without frying them! She also has a yummy and clean blue cheese dip recipe to complete this tailgating staple.


2. Bean, Corn, Tomato, & Avocado Salad

Via Fashion Edible

Fresh, filling, and vegan, this salad is perfect for day games early in the season when the summer heat is still hanging around. Eat as is or pair it with some tortilla chips for a tasty, protein-packed snack!


3. A Healthier Deviled Egg Recipe

Via Men’s Fitness

These deviled eggs use half the yolks and plain Greek yogurt instead of mayo for a more nutritious alternative to another tailgate classic. But don’t worry: they’re also chock-full of spices and veggies so you don’t sacrifice any flavor by choosing a healthier option.

Another healthy option: add in some mashed avocado for a guacamole deviled egg!


4. And A Healthier Coleslaw (with Fresh Herbs!)

Via Pixels + Crumbs

This easy-to-make slaw is another vegan option for your cleaner-eating tailgate. Light and refreshing, it’s full of fresh veggies, herbs, and pine nuts all tossed together in a zesty lime vinaigrette.


5. Turkey Chili

Via Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Hearty and versatile, this turkey chili recipe is sure to keep you full and warm for crisp, autumn night games and (fingers crossed!) those winter bowl games.

And don’t forget the snacks:


6, 7, & 8. Crispy Sweet Potato Chips, Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips, and No Bake Peanut Butter Popcorn

Via Broke & Bougie, PopSugar, and Hungry Gems

Unhealthy snacks can be the bane of even the most conscious eater’s diet, so tempt yourself with these tasty and healthy alternatives instead!



What are some of your favorite healthy tailgating recipes? We’d love to hear them in the comments below!

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