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

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

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

Skinny Pop Popcorn

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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

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