Eat Up: 5 Healthy Tailgate Foods

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Tailgate Snacks for Your Eating Pleasure

Football season is in full swing and that means tailgating, killer foods, and a few beers! Just because you go tailgating every week doesn’t mean you have to totally forget about your fitness plan and diet once a week. Bring a few of these awesome tailgate snacks via our friends over at Fresh Balance Nutrition. It’s time to eat up!

Don’t ditch the diet, ditch the gut with these healthy tailgate snacks!

Tailgating snacks that’ll kill your taste-buds

Homemade Hummus

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What’s not to love about hummus, seriously? It tastes absolutely amazing and is great for you with tons of fiber (garbanzo beans), fat-burning lignans (tahini), and omega-3s (extra virgin olive oil).

This simple, yet delicious recipe is sure to be a fan favorite and help fill you up without ingesting a huge number of empty calories! Makes for great healthy homemade snacks!

Get the full recipe here!

Basil-Ginger Tuna Kebabs

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These make for a perfect alternative to hotdogs, right? An easy, Asian-seasoned protein (tuna) that’s perfect for the grill and the tailgate.

This tailgate snack will help improve your afternoon cookout while blasting your taste buds! Make sure to check out to learn the best types of canned and fresh tuna for your health and the environment – gotta take care of our home planet!

Get the full recipe here!

Sweet Snack Mix

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Chips and other finger foods can kill your diet during a tailgate because they are at your fingertips (hence the name) and are easily consumed. Make sure to have a snack mix like this made of nuts, dried fruit, dark chocolate, and zingy ginger.

They are combined to create an energizing mix full of fiber, protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, and a little sweet snack mix! This simple recipe makes for a convenient, on-the-go snack full of energy.

Get the full recipe here!

Turkey Enchilada Casserole

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Nothing like nachos at a tailgate. Try this tailgate snack as a healthy, yet awesome alternative for your typical calorie-laden snacks.

Plus, for all you athletes out there from amateur to elite, this meal will not only repair and rebuild the muscles you worked out recently and get you ready for a long day of tailgating (or your next workout).

Get the full recipe here!

Grilled Vegetable Sandwich

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Not wanting your typical greasy burger? Try throwing a few veggies on the grill to make this satisfying sandwich. This tailgate snack is stuffed with fiber, healthy fats, and a rich concentration of nutrients from a variety of savory vegetables!

This can really make for the perfect quick, filling, healthy, DIY on-the-go meal!

Get the full recipe here!


There you go – five incredibly simple, healthy tailgate snacks for your tailgating pleasure.

Next time you head out with the buds take some of these awesome snacks with you and cheer on your favorite team! Good luck this season folks!

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