The Skinny on Tailgating Snacks
Skip the fat-loaded bags o' junk and go for these healthy snacks during the big game.
By Jessica Molinari
The Hotdog: Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Beef Franks
This hotdog has all the taste of your favorite tailgate treat with almost none of the fat. Add ketchup, mustard, and relish to complete your pre-game feast.
Calories: 200 for each fully loaded hotdog
Skip the salty tortilla chip and go for this gluten-free alternative that is low in fat and high in protein! Try the roasted pepper or cucumber dill flavors to switch things up.
Calories: 110 for 22 chips
The Burger: Applegate Farms Turkey Burger
This turkey burger has all the taste of a regular burger with less of the guilt. Load it up like a regular burger with cheese, lettuce, ketchup, and mustard to fill up before the game.
Calories: 400 for a fully loaded cheeseburger
The Salty Snack: SkinnyPop Popcorn
Forget the butter-loaded calorie frenzy of normal popcorn and opt for this all-natural alternative. Bonus: It’s completely peanut and tree nut free, gluten free, and dairy free.
Calories: 155 for 4 cups
The Dip: Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip
This snack requires some work on your end, but the pay off will be worth it when you can indulge in this guilt-free dip made with all light ingredients.
Calories: 107 for a third of a cup
The Beer: Michelob Ultra
This is no chick beer! Keep up with the boys with this low-carb, low-calorie brew.
Calories: 95 for a full bottle
The Chili: All-American Chili Recipe
Stay warm with a light bowl of chili before the game. Make a pot the night before and warm it up over the grill or fire pit for a meal that will warm you up for even the coldest game.
Calories: 286 for one and a quarter cups with cheese
The Warm Beverage: Dunkin Donuts Freshly Brewed Tea
Opt for a hot cup of tea instead of heavy hot chocolate to sip on before the game.
Calories: 20 for a medium with milk