Football Sunday? Try These Healthy Tailgating Snacks

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Get your game-day buzz on with these winning tailgating snack recipes. They'll get everyone in the team spirit — and you'll score points 'cause they're good for you, too.

Have your creamy blue cheese sauce and eat it, too. Swap in buffalo cauliflower for the usual wings and with less calories and fat, you'll be strutting your hot stuff (in more ways than one)!

Buffalo Cauliflower

Food Network Kitchen's Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Sauce for Healthy Vegetable Side Dishes as seen on Food Network

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Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Your friends will never suspect that this stick-to-your-ribs turkey chili is loaded with omega-3s and high in fiber — thanks to superfoods like chia seeds, butternut squash and black beans.

Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili

Food Network Kitchen Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili Healthy Eats Food Network

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Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

No need to break out the mortar and pestle for this toss-and-eat, quick-fix guacamole. Knowing you're fighting inflammation and getting some antioxidants with every bite makes this recipe a real game changer.

Chunky Guacamole

Ellie Krieger's Chunky Guacamole as seen on Food Network

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Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Heat up your snack selection with this addictive blend of skillet-toasted spices tossed with protein-packed edamame.

Spiced Edamame

Food Network Kitchen's Spiced Edamame as seen on Food Network

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Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Step up your game with these pinto bean-and-sweet potato smothered nachos. Score extra points for making your own tortilla chips.

Sweet Potato Nachos

Food Network Kitchen Sweet Potato Nachos Healthy Eats Food Network

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Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Kickoff your party with this vitamin C-rich eggplant dip, which gets a taste of the grill — and some seriously smoky flavor.

Eggplant Dip

Ellie Krieger's Babganoush as seen on Food Network

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Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

You won't make any rookie mistakes by serving your team this meaty beef taco salad. It'll satisfy even the biggest appetites with its star ingredients—cheddar, tortilla chips and chunky tomato dressing.

Beef Taco Salad

Ellie Krieger's Beef Taco Salad as seen on Food Network

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Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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