8 Game Changing Tailgating Recipes That Are Actually Good For You
This roundup of the best healthy tailgating recipes proves that you can still enjoy your favorite sporting events, pastimes, get togethers and game days, without sacrificing flavor, taste and fun!
Let’s get ready to rumble with this collection of the best healthy tailgating recipes! Whether you’re grilling in a stadium parking lot or watching the game from home, these flavorful recipes are sure to get you in the football spirit without throwing your healthy diet to the sidelines.
Let’s do this!
Gameday Buffalo Chicken Chili (Gluten Free)
This gameday buffalo chicken chili is the perfect gluten-free recipe for tailgating, watching the game or just curling up this Fall. Made with gluten-free beer, pastured ground chicken, cannellini beans and an all-natural buffalo sauce, this chili is healthy, full of protein and delicious!
Hummus Fajita Black Bean Burger Sliders
The Cookie Rookie gives us these vegetarian Hummus Fajita Black Bean Burger Sliders that are easy and delicious. Infused with Mexican flavors and topped with guacamole, this is a satisfying and healthy tailgating recipe – for vegetarians and meat eaters alike!
Healthy Chips + French Onion Dip (Lactose Free + GF)
What would a football party be without chips and dip?! This lactose-free French Onion Dip recipe is easy, delicious and full of Vitamins A and K. Serve with healthy paleo chips from Jackson’s Honest, which are low-heat fried in organic coconut oil, for a healthier upgrade from your average potato chip.
Beer-Braised Brats with Quick Red Sauerkraut
This Beer-Braised Brats with Quick Red Sauerkraut from Wholefully is the quintessential tailgating recipe. You braise the bratwursts and make the sauerkraut the day before, and then all you have to do when you pull in the parking lot is heat up the grill and finish the brats on the grill!
Twice Baked Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins with Chipotle Beans
These Twice Baked Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins are loaded with savory chipotle beans and guacamole for an easy, healthy and tasty appetizer ideal for your next football party, or packing along for tailgating. This Mexican-inspired recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free and DELICIOUS!
7 Layer Salad
When I think gameday, I think 7 Layer Dip! This quick and easy 7-layer salad recipe from Wholesome Yum is made with Primal Kitchen’s Avocado Oil Mayonnaise and can double as a salad or a dip. It takes just 15 minutes to assemble and is the perfect recipe to make 24 hours in advance. This is a great tailgating recipe for keeping things simple!
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (GF, Dairy-Free)
Easy and healthy slow cooker buffalo chicken meatballs are gluten-free and absolutely delicious with an all-natural hot sauce. These can be served right out of the slow cooker, kept warm at a party or packed for tailgating – a classic gameday dish!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs
Because no tailgate or party is complete without dessert, we have these fun, festive and adorable Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs from Like Mother Like Daughter! Simple, delicious and sure to impress a crowd!
What are your favorite tailgating recipes? Share your favorites and ideas in the comments below!
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