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How to Throw a Healthy Tailgate Party

How to Throw a Healthy Tailgate Party

Healthy and tailgate don’t often come together but here are 5 surefire ways for you to throw a healthy tailgate party this football season!

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Wings

Simplot Cauliflower Florets

Simplot Cauliflower Florets

Some would say it wouldn’t be a tailgate party without Buffalo wings and we agree. But the spicy and slightly refreshing taste of Buffalo wings need not be from chicken. For a healthier alternative, try cauliflower bites. The taste is almost the same, but without all that oil and fat. Bake cauliflower bites, coat with hot sauce and pop it back into the oven for a healthy Buffalo chicken wings substitute. Check out this recipe from Full Belly Sisters, which uses yogurt gorgonzola dip.

Healthy Booze

The Homemade Gin Kit

The Homemade Gin Kit

Even alcoholic drinks can sneak in calories if you’re not careful! Thankfully, there are several ways to combat this problem.

Premium Organic Fresh Lemons

Premium Organic Fresh Lemons

For one, you can use freshly-squeezed juices or 100 percent fruit juices to avoid the unnecessary sugars. Swap any sugar you might need to use when mixing cocktails with honey and ditch carbonated water for seltzer water.

Fever-Tree Naturally Light Ginger Beer

Fever-Tree Naturally Light Ginger Beer

Go for light beers instead of regular ones, as we know you won’t be able to keep track of how many beers you’ve had during the game. Even better, break this habit and start counting. How much you consume is as important as what you consume when it comes to alcholic drinks.

Healthy Dips

Cannellini Beans - Dried

Cannellini Beans – Dried

Fresh Hass Avocadoes

Fresh Hass Avocadoes

Chips and dips are tailgate party staples, yes. But they don’t have to be that unhealthy! Swap cheese dips for white bean and bacon dips (recipe here) and check out this healthy guacamole dip recipe that only uses half avocado.

Make it Spicy

DIY Deluxe Hot Sauce Kit

DIY Deluxe Hot Sauce Kit

The Hot Sauce Cookbook Turn Up the Heat with 60+ Pepper Sauce Recipes

The Hot Sauce Cookbook: Turn Up the Heat with 60+ Pepper Sauce Recipes

Bring out the jalapenos, habaneros, cayenne, and other spicy peppers! Capsaicin, the heating element of peppers, is said to increase metabolism rate by 8 percent, according to Fit Day. Interestingly, capsaicin also triggers the feeling of fullness, which thwarts your appetite (meaning there’s lesser chance for you to grab that second serving of Sloppy Joes).

Grill, Grill, Grill

Char-Broil Classic 40,000 BTU 4-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner

Char-Broil Classic 40,000 BTU 4-Burner Gas Grill with Side Burner

George Foreman GRP1060B 4 Serving Removable Plate Grill

George Foreman GRP1060B 4 Serving Removable Plate Grill

Turn up your grill, and we mean that big time. Grill dishes instead of frying them to eliminate fat from oil. Grilling usually reduces most of the fat content of meat. Throw in some vegetables while you’re at it, for a refreshing side dish. It’ll give you more time to chat with friends, too!

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