5 Healthy yet Delicious Tailgating Recipes

Author: Dr Bennett July 26, 2016 Body Workz Wellness, Personal Development & Growth


We all want to eat healthier, but we also want to enjoy the things we love. Some of those things – like tailgating – can easily lead to unhealthy eating choices. Luckily we believe it’s all about making better choices, while also finding those better choices. While those wings, burgers, hot dogs, and bratwurst are the staple to a great tailgating party, those foods are not the best for us, and are typically over consumed at a tailgating party. Going the healthier route with your tailgating foods will still make it fun, but you also sense a bit of a challenge. We are going to make this easy for you. We found 5 great tailgating recipes, and have also linked directly to the recipe. You will know exactly how to make these great healthy masterpieces, and you’ll have the whole parking lot talking!

Healthy Tailgating Recipe #1: Parmesan Cauliflower Bites – This crispy alternative to chicken wings is for sure going to score you some points at your next tailgating event. The recipe will make 4 servings, so adjust it accordingly to fit your needs! This is one of our favorite recipes by the way. Dr. Mercola claims cauliflower as a superfood, and this vegetable has more benefits than we can count on one hand!

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Photo Credit: DamnDelicious

Recipe: http://damndelicious.net/2014/04/04/parmesan-cauliflower-bites/

Healthy Tailgating Recipes #2 – Carrot Taco Shells – Okay I’ll be honest something like this has never been on my radar, but this could be something unique and exciting to take to the tailgate party. I don’t think there needs to be a reminder on how healthy carrots are for us, but to replace the chip-based shell with these is a no brainer! Follow the link below to tackle this recipe and do the unthinkable!

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Photo Credit: http://www.sweetashoney.co/

Recipe: http://www.sweetashoney.co/carrot-taco-shells/

Healthy Tailgating Recipe #3 – Blackened Shrimp with Crispy Chilled Cucumbers – We are pulling this recipe from Forrest Gump and the 500 things you can do with Bubba Gump Shrimp. Get ready to take your taste buds on an adventure they won’t regret, but also enjoy the creativity of this recipe! While this recipe comes from The Wicked Noodle, the author actually found inspiration for this food item from another blogger.

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Photo Credit: The Wicked Noodle

Recipe: http://www.thewickednoodle.com/blackened-shrimp/#_a5y_p=3799227

Originator: Ally’s Kitchen

Healthy Tailgating Recipe #4 – Healthy Baked Broccoli Tots – Similar to the tricks you can do with cauliflower. Here is a trick with its cousin broccoli. You might find this recipe useful if you have young children. This recipe would work great instead of doing the traditional tater tots with all the unwanted carbs. Broccoli is very under utilized food, and we are bound to change that.

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Photo Credit: gimmiedelicious

Recipe: http://gimmedelicious.com/2015/05/17/healthy-baked-broccoli-tots/

Healthy Recipe #5 – Healthy Mediterranean 7- Layer Dip Recipe – So by now you were probably thinking yeah all these recipes are great… but what about a dip recipe? Don’t worry, I did not forgot. Dip recipes are the key to any event! The problem with dips is how easy they are to make unhealthy, and that is not what we want! If you have never had anything with a Mediterranean taste to it, be ready for pure greatness! Follow this recipe to a T though, because it will make a difference!

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Photo Credit: CookinCanuck

Recipe: http://www.cookincanuck.com/2014/01/healthy-mediterranean-7-layer-dip-recipe/

So there you have it! You are living a new lifestyle, but you still want to engage in social activities like tailgating. It is possible to do that and make healthy choices, it just takes some thinking outside the box. Let us know how these go, and follow our Pinterest Board to keep up with all of our tailgating recipe ideas!

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