5 Tailgating Treats That Are Good for Your Body!

We all love the traditional burgers, hot dogs, sausages, potato salad, beer and other goodies typical of tailgating parties. But, sometimes our bodies call for some healthier options. Here are 5 tasty alternatives that you and your friends are sure to enjoy!

Habanero-Apricot Chicken Sandwiches

Photo: Caitlin Bensel

These yummy sandwiches are a great alternative to heavy pulled pork sandwiches, and with a touch of habanero, they offer a tasty kick. Enjoy with some sweet potato chips or fresh veggies and you’ve got yourself a healthy, yet incredibly tasty, alternative! Get the recipe here

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeños

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One of the best tailgating treats in our opinion are jalapeño poppers, but those breaded and deep fried options aren’t always the best for our bodies. Instead, try these delicious grilled, stuffed poppers. The cream cheese, cheddar cheese and bacon still load these with flavor, but eliminating the fryer takes out a lot of the fat and cholesterol. Get the recipe.

Stuffed Mushrooms

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Keeping in the theme of stuffed vegetables, check out these hearty stuffed mushrooms. A great finger-food for sure, these babies are packed full of nutrition, too! But you’d never know it from how they taste. Check out the recipe here.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

 

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We all know how much of a game day favorite Buffalo wings are. But, those deep fried suckers paired with bleu cheese or ranch dip aren’t exactly the epitome of health. Try out these cauliflower substitutes as a healthier alternative. Before you judge and say “But ew, cauliflower!” trust that the double baking in spices and hot sauce are sure to make your taste buds tingle. Get the recipe here.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Footballs

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Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about dessert! We all know and love how good chocolate and strawberries taste together, so it’s a no-brainer that they’d make a perfect tailgate dessert. And decorating them like little footballs gives them that extra bit of tailgate style. Get the recipe here.

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