Healthy Tailgate Snacks

It's that time of year again, football season!  Although I wouldn't consider myself a huge football fan I do enjoy attending the games and watching them with friends.  One problem that I often face when I am not hosting my own tailgate/football party is the lack of healthy snacking options.  Websites like has a number of different options that will have your guests happy they skipped the chicken wings and cheese fries!

Below you will find a few of my suggestions infused with yummy finds from!

I am not a huge fan of beef jerky but I have been told it's a sports lovers staple. Below I have whipped up a recipe that will even have the "anti-health" sports fan begging for more. 

NMFIT Beef Jerky Mix 

Single serving, multiple the quantity depending on the number of guests. 

  • Handful of raw roasted almonds (unsalted), optional: swap the almonds for dark chocolate covered almonds. 
  • Sprinkle Black Pepper Beef Jerky (80 calories per 28g/1 oz.)  into either a small bowl or zip lock bag. Other options include Hickory Beef Jerky, Death by Jerky, Sweet & Spicy Beef Jerky and Western Style Beef Jerky.
  • Note: Jerky tends to contain a considerable amount of sodium include a modest amount to avoid over doing it!
  • If you opt for raw roasted almonds you can add a sweet flavor by incorporating raisins or craisins. 

More Healthy Football Snacking Tips from NMFIT

  • For more information on healthy tailgating food options watch my video by clicking here
  • More football snack makeovers can be found on the NMFIT blog by clicking here.   

Need more snack inspiration?  Visit the blog or Healthy Snacks page for several options that are delicious and healthy. 

Have a snack idea or recipe?  Share it in the comments below!


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