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Kick off game day with these healthier takes on tailgating snacks

Planning to have lots of game-day parties this season? We've rounded up some excellent ideas for tailgating snacks that won’t make you and your crew pack on linebacker-like pounds. These addictive finger foods riff on the classics—and the best part is, no one will even notice that these recipes are lighter and healthier.Zucchini pizza bitesThese zucchini pizza bites from What Megan’s Making
baked pickle chips
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Planning to have lots of game-day parties this season? We've rounded up some excellent ideas for tailgating snacks that won’t make you and your crew pack on linebacker-like pounds. These addictive finger foods riff on the classics—and the best part is, no one will even notice that these recipes are lighter and healthier.

Zucchini pizza bites

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These zucchini pizza bites from What Megan’s Making offer a big nutritional advantage over traditional takeout pizza: They swap in wholesome veggies for the bread.

Baked pickle chips

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For an inspired, addictive snack that's sure to be a hit, swap out the greasy store-bought potato chips with these flavorful baked pickle chips from Around My Family Table.

Kale and spinach dip

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Up the ante on traditional spinach dip with this recipe from How Sweet Eats; it adds in the veggie du jour, kale, and subs Greek yogurt for all that fatty mayo.

Jalapeno popper bites

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This quinoa-centric snack recipe from Alida’s Kitchen offers a healthier take on two game-day favorites: jalapeno poppers and mac-and-cheese bites.

Paleo chicken fingers

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Are some of your guests on the paleo diet? Serve these chicken fingers from The Healthy Foodie. They’re packed with flavor, and the black sesame seeds make for a striking presentation too.

Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter.