healthy game day recipesFootball pre-season has officially started and we are in for a long run of games ahead of us. When having the gang over though, there seems to be something hypocritical about stuffing our faces with loads of junk and calories, while watching these super fit guys on television. There’s got to be a way to eat incredibly flavorful dishes without packing on the pounds every week, right? Yep, there is. We’ve rounded up some amazing dishes that are healthier options to what we normally associate with game day.

Food network chicken

Food Network’s Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings

These wings are baked, not fried, but definitely pack a punch of flavor.

maple-sweetened-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookies

Cookie + Kate’s Maple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

The name sounds amazing and they happen to be gluten-free too! What, the what?

healthy turkey chili

The New York Times’ Healthy Turkey Chili

Eat it as is, top with some cheese and sour cream, or dip some tortilla chips into it. Make extras to heat up as leftovers throughout the week to eat.

chocolate strawberries

Heart Haven Home’s Chocolate Strawberries

Our guess is that even if you don’t take the extra time to decorate these, they would taste just as delicious.

Fruit skewers

Rainbow Fruit Skewers

This might sound surprising, but easy-to-eat fruit goes really fast at group events. If you don’t feel like making skewers, put out a bowl of peaches or clementines.

baked coconut shrimp

Pinch and Swirl’s Baked Coconut Shrimp

Coconut shrimp is a great, grab-and-go item to have at parties. Make sure to include a tasty dip!

Buffalo wing dip

Men’s Health Buffalo Wing Dip

These editors have cut some fat and calories out with some light mayonnaise and non-fat Greek yogurt.

skinny avocado dip

Yummy Healthy Easy’s Skinny Avocado Dip

Use this recipe on everything from veggies and chips to sandwiches and anything else that can use a quick pick me up.

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