How to Eat Healthy When You're Tailgating

If you're going to make me watch football, there better be some good snacks around.

A tray of hotdogs.
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The Hotdog: Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Beef Franks (opens in new tab)

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

The Chip: Mediterranean Snack Foods Baked Lentil Chips (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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

Skinny Pop Popcorn

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The Salty Snack: SkinnyPop Popcorn (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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

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