Friendly Friday: The Blogger Healthy Tailgate Party

Is anyone else excited that college football has officially kicked off?

Go Clemson

clemson football

Dan & I at a wedding. And my uncle with my brother, I am guessing about 30 years ago!

We’re starting the season with a big game (ugh Georgia), but hopefully Tigers will walk away with the W.

Because I am stoked for football, and will likely be putting together a tailgate spread, I thought perhaps it would be fun to share some of my favorite tailgate foods I’ve come across this week from a few fellow bloggers.

I’m normally the girl that brings a huge vegetable plate with a spread of dips like hummus and pesto… so I might actually try to change things up.

Tailgating Foods Blogger Style

Green Hummus: Chocolate & Carrots

green hummus

Caroline actually grew up down the road from me, small world! This is a recipe she used from FitWomensWeekly, but her photography skills are so gorgeous, I had to share her version!

Butterscotch Banana Bread Oatmeal Balls: PB Fingers

butterscotch oatmeal

I love making different cookie balls because they are so easy to pack up! And are always a crowd favorite, and to me butterscotch is a wonderful fall flavor. Perfect for watching football with a hard apple cider in hand.

Black Bean & Greens Tacos: The Sweets Life


How fun would a taco bar be for a tailgate party? Dan and I have “Mexican” night just about every week (as seen on my Instagram) and these would be a great option for game day!

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad: Sprint 2 The Table


One of my favorites! I love the freshness of the herbs that goes into a Tabbouleh salad. And this is one side salad you can almost be sure, no one else will show up with. That’s always tricky, trying to come up with something no one else will.

Homemade {Raw} S’Mores: Purely Twins


Football and smores goes together like peas and carrots! These are raw, vegan and seriously, can they look any more delicious?

Hopefully this gives some fun ideas that not only will taste delicious but aren’t so bad for your waistline either. Now, I am off… I have a TON of house projects to get done this weekend before Dan and I go on a mini-vacation (I’ll explain more on that later).

Are you a football fan? 
Which team? 

Of course for college we are all about Clemson (it’s Dan’s alma mater) and for NFL it’s all about Phili Eagles!


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