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Your Favorite Tailgating Recipes, Made Healthier

Cauliflower Poppers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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These fun appetizers are loaded with fiber, so they will actually fill you up. Plus, they're low in calories so you won't feel guilty after popping a few, and you can still save room for dessert. Make them for your next tailgating party and they'll disappear in an instant.

Get the recipe: Cauliflower Poppers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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Fully Loaded Nachos

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"Fully Loaded Nachos include a double layer of chips covered in lean beef, beans, peppers, onions, cheese, avocado, tomatoes, and jalapeños," says Meme Inge, M.S., R.D. "Tons of veggies and high-fiber beans help give these nachos staying power."

Get the recipe: Fully Loaded Nachos

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Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownies

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"Brownies seem to be a hit whenever we tailgate," says Angie Asche M.S., R.D., L.M.N.T. "These brownies have all the sweetness without all the added sugar. It's hard to believe they have less than 4 grams of sugar and are packed with nuts and fruit!"

Get the recipe: Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownies

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Guacamole Shrimp Wonton Cups

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"I love this recipe for game day to kick guac and chips a notch! Adding shrimp as a lean source of protein can help manage hunger levels, so you are not tempted to munch throughout the whole game," says Julie Harrington, R.D.

Get the recipe: Guacamole Shrimp Wonton Cups

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Polenta Pizza Bites

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"This fun tailgating appetizer is like a grown-up bagel bite!" says Kelli Shallal, M.P.H., R.D., C.P.T. "Polenta is high in vitamins A and C and is a great yeast-free and gluten-free alternative."

Get the recipe: Polenta Pizza Bites

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Pistachio and Wild Blueberry No-Bake Brie

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"Class up your tailgating party with this healthy spin on a baked brie! It's topped with wild blueberry jam and pistachios, which get their pretty green color from antioxidants. Add another health boost by serving with apple or pear slices instead of crackers," says Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D.N.

Get the recipe: Pistachio and Wild Blueberry No-Bake Brie

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Cheesy Herb Roasted Chickpeas

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"These crunchy chickpeas are savory and crunchy, making them a delicious healthier alternative to cheese puffs or potato chips. They're also easy to pack up for parties away from home!" says Stephanie McKercher, M.S., R.D.N.

Get the recipe: Cheesy Herb Roasted Chickpeas

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Buffalo Chicken Flatbread

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"I love my Buffalo Chicken Flatbread for game day because you get to enjoy the marriage of wings and pizza without all the calories," says Lauren Harris-Pincus, M.S., R.D.N. "It's great to cut into squares and share or keep it all to yourself for only 310 calories and 34 grams of protein!"

Get the recipe: Buffalo Chicken Flatbread

Healthier Slow Cooker Green Chile Corn Dip

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"This dip is great for game day because it can be made in advance in the slow cooker," says Kaleigh McMordie, M.C.N., R.D.N. "You get the creamy, cheesy indulgent taste, but it's secretly better for you!"

Get the recipe: Healthier Slow Cooker Green Chile Corn Dip

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Jalapeno Turkey Burger

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"These Jalapeño Turkey Burgers are a spicy, flavorful treat that is packed with lean protein," says blogger Linda Spiker. What tailgating party would be complete without lighting up the grill for a juicy burger?

Get the recipe: Jalapeño Turkey Burgers

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Crockpot Chicken Chili

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"I love making this Healthy Crockpot Chicken Chili on game day because it's so easy, flavorful and healthy!" says blogger Laura Sanford. "It can be made ahead of time so I don't have to miss a second of the game, and everyone goes nuts over it!"

Get the recipe: Healthy Crockpot Chicken Chili

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