|1. Football Cheese ball: I don't know if this can be healthified... but you know I'll try! This was found on Kraft.|
|2. Chili Mac with Corn: Could see this in a pan over a sterno - seems 'footbally' to me. My healthified version.|
|3. Football Deviled Eggs: Found on Southern Living. Would use Gina's Recipe.|
|4. Pepperoni Pizza Cups: Found on For the Love of Cooking - my Healthified Version. Would have on a pan/sterno to keep warm.|
|5. Chocolate covered Strawberries: Found on eighteen25. I make mine like this, but need to add the white frosting! And I need to dip a bit more cleanly. I probably won't have mine this covered - more on the bottom!|
|6. Fiesta Sliders: Found on Healthified Kitchen; my healthified version. I like the idea of making little football flags on toothpicks (similar to how I did here for my sister's baby shower - but with footballs). hmmmm. wheels turning.|
|7. Big Pigs in a Blanket: Found on Hungry Girl; My healthified Version. I would cut these in half and put long sticks in them - easier to eat! Like this:|
|8. Tiger-faced Sammie: Would display on a platter. hehe Found on Kidfeed. And clearly this won't make sense for everyone, but we're Tigers. :) So try googling your mascot + sandiwch - I found lots of cute ones. Even one for our main competitors, Crimson Tide (elephants).|
|9. Healthy Buffalo Dip: Recipe found on Skinny Taste.|
|10. Buffalo Chicken Eggrolls: For tailgate, I'd put them in the smaller won-ton wrappers and keep them warm over a asterno! Here's my healthified recipe (in larger wraps though).|
|11. Football Whoopie Pies: Found on Make Merry Events. MUST find a way to healthify these.... I will!|
|12. Mini Football Cupcakes: Found on project domestication. I found TONS of football cupcakes, but these seemed the most easy and still cute! I think I may cheat and do reduced guilt brownies with the white frosting!|
|13. Football Crackers: Love this idea - would probably do reduced-fat crackers with turkey pepperonis and reduced fat cheese. Wouldn't worry about the football shape so much (to make prep easier!) but would just add the lines! I alsosaw that someone used a red bell pepper cut into matchsticks for lines - yum! Found on gimme some ven.|
|14. Buffalo Chicken Chili: NO tailgate would be complete without Biz's Buffalo Chicken Chili! Here's the recipe on Healthified Ktichen - I'd just hook up a slowcooker and serve it in cute bowls!|
|15. Healthified Meatball Subs: Could see having the meatballs in the sauce on a pan/sternos, then having a bag of buns on the side. Would probably put mozzarella IN the meatballs like Erica/Itzy's Kitchen did to avoid having to bring that topping with me. Picture found on laaloosh.com.|
Yes, a lot of these need heat, but I can see having like two stands, two big pans with two small pans in each to give you FOUR opportunities for heat/four different recipes. I could even see doing a slider bar (lots of different sliders in the pans with matching flags) OR a taco bar. I dunno - love it all.
Q: What's your favorite tailgate recipe?
Q: Any ideas for how to healthify the ones above?!