Looking for some drool-worth tailgating recipes? Then look no further! I rounded up these 12 tailgating recipes from dietitian bloggers, who prove that “healthy” and “tailgating” can go hand in hand.
Cauliflower Poppers with Honey Mustard from Natalie Rizzo at Nutrition a la Nat
Try these baked Cauliflower Poppers, a fun appetizer that is loaded with fiber and paired with a tangy honey mustard dipping sauce.
Twice Baked Cheesy Hummus Potato Bites from Lauren Sharifi at Bite of Health Nutrition
These cheesy potato bites use hummus, which gives a boost of protein and fiber for a healthy spin on a game-day favorite.
Vegan Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos from Kara Lydon at The Foodie Dietitian
You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy these loaded nachos! Roasted sweet potato rounds are topped with black beans, tomato, avocado, peppers, and creamy cashew cheese sauce.
Tex Mex Cream Cheese Wontons with Bacon from Liz Shaw at Shaw’s Simple Swaps
Cream cheese, bacon and wonton wrappers? I don’t think I need to say more.
Southwest Greek Yogurt Dip from Amy Gorin at Amy Gorin Nutrition
A crudite plate is a great way to add some veggies to your game-day eats. This zesty southwest Greek yogurt dip is a higher protein alternative to ranch, and just as tasty.
Buffalo Chicken Flatbread from Lauren Harris-Pincus at Nutrition Starring You
This buffalo chicken flatbread has all the flavors of your favorite wings, but in the form of a pizza! Can’t get better than that.
Smokey Chili with Sweet Potatoes from Sharon Palmer at The Plant Powered Dietitian
This simple chili recipe can be made ahead of time in the slowcooker, cutting down on your game day prep time.
Southwest Turkey Sliders from Marissa Thiry at New Kid On The Guac
Nothing says “sports game” more than burgers. These sliders are made with ground turkey and flavored with jalapeños and onions for bold taste.
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Cheesy Avocado Dip by Melissa Rifkin at Melissa Rifkin Nutrition
Another riff on buffalo wings, these easy cauliflower bites pack a flavor punch. Paired with creamy, cheesy avocado dip for a yummy game-day eat.
Homemade Baked Corn Dogs by Kelli Shallal at Hungry Hobby
Most corn dogs are full of nitrates and preservatives. Try making your own with this fun game-day recipe made from wholesome ingredients and baked, not fried.
Seven Layer Hummus Dip by Brittany Poulson at Your Choice Nutrition
This dip takes just five minutes to come together. It lightens up the traditional seven layer refried bean dip, subbing in better-for-you hummus and plain Greek yogurt.
Spinach and Artichoke Greek Yogurt Dip (Serves 4)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 (10oz) package of frozen spinach, thawed
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 (14oz) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
- 1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add spinach and garlic, and cook until spinach is warm and cooked through (about three to four minutes).
- Remove spinach from pan and roughly chop it.
- In a large bowl combine chopped spinach and artichoke hearts, stirring to combine. Add yogurt, cheese, and spices and mix well.
- Dip can be stored in airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. Stir again before serving. Serve cold with whole grain pita chips and cut up veggies.
Nutrition per serving: 107 calories, 6.5 grams fat (2.2 grams saturated), 5.8 grams carbohydrate, 10.2 grams protein, 2.2 grams fiber, 153 grams sodium
Have a go and let us know in the comments section!
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