Football season is upon us, which means means it’s tailgating time. Whether or not you’re a seasoned veteran or new to the tailgating scene, the only thing that’s just as important as your favorite team is the food. Let’s face it, game day food is always something any of us can look forward to. You’ll find the typical calorie-laden fare such as pizza, wings and cheesy dips at most tailgates. After all, eating healthy isn’t exactly always the first priority when it comes to chowing down before a game. However, tailgating doesn’t have to be an unhealthy affair. In fact, there are so many different ways to get your snack on without sacrificing your favorites.
To kick things off, we’ve rounded up 20 of the most delicious healthy tailgating recipes that are sure to be the real MVPs all season long. With this handy collection of game day ideas, there’s definitely no need to pass that diet to the sidelines!
Healthy Sweet Potato Skins by Pinch of Yum
Oven Baked Zucchini Chips by SkinnyMs.
Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges by Two Peas & their Pod
Sticky Honey Sriracha Cauliflower “Wings” (Baked or Fried) by Gimme Delicious
Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas by Joy Food Sunshine
Jalapeno Zucchini Bites by Real Food, Mostly Plants
Blistered Sesame Garlic Shishito Peppers by Spinach for Breakfast
Fingerling Potatoes with Lemon Herb Dressing by Jessica Gavin
Grilled Cilantro, Lime + Paprika Corn on the Cob by Blissful Basil
Loaded Hummus by Taste Love & Nourish
Thai Guacamole with Lemon Grass by Real Food, Mostly Plants
Fresh Mango Salsa by Cookie + Kate
Tortellini with Pesto and Roasted Veggies by Cooking Classy
Grilled Fajita Vegetable Skewers by A Spicy Perspective
Healthy Grilled Sweet Potato Nachos by Pinch of Yum
BBQ Chicken and Black Bean Tacos by The Blond Cook
50/50 Burger (50% Mushroom & 50% Meat) by Melissa’s Corporate Chefs
Carrot Hot Dogs by Nutritionist Meets Chef
Pizza Supreme on Cauliflower Crust by How Sweet Eats
Jackfruit “Faux Pulled Pork” Sandwich by Melissa’s Corporate Chefs