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What are some healthy tailgating dishes?

One of the highlights of fall and winter weekends is the football tailgate party. Whether for high school, college or the pros, tailgating is as much of a tradition as foam fingers and face paint.

Tailgate food tends to mean snacks and desserts. Try these ideas for a tailgate that's easy on the waistline:
  • Start with fruit skewers and yogurt dip along with vegetables and hummus.
  • For the meal, serve deli sandwiches on whole-grain bread loaded with sliced veggies and low-fat cheese.
  • Another option is a pot of vegetarian chili and whole wheat bread.
  • If you like to grill, choose leaner cuts of meat or poultry.
  • For dessert, serve angel food cake chunks mixed with fruit and yogurt, chocolate brownies or even fruit skewers with melted chocolate.

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