DASH Magazine: Lightened Up Game Day Food

In this month’s “Ask Melissa” column of DASH Magazine, a reader asks: “Can you recommend a healthy tailgating dish that will still make the crowd go wild?

Her answer: My secret to light, but still filling, game-day treats: Swap in lean protein. Buffalo sauce tastes just as great doused on baked, skinless drumsticks as it does on fried wings, and flavor-packed chicken chili might even upstage the traditional beef variety. Of course, no game day is complete without a dip; my favorite is a fiber- and protein-filled black bean hummus, served with raw veggies (they look beautiful when cut longer than average) and baked pita chips. Game on!

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