12 Perfect Products for a Healthier Tailgate

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Fall is here and you know what that means: plenty of layers, cooler workouts and football. And, with football comes the inevitable tailgate. While tailgate parties might be known for beer, chicken wings and an assortment of fattening dips and chips, there is no reason you can't keep yours on the healthier side.
 
From grills that help you cook up healthier cuts of meat to coolers that keep your fresh foods at the perfect temperature and from outdoor games that keep you moving to blankets to keep you warm when the autumn winds blow, these 12 products can help you make the most of a healthy tailgate party.
 
 
TRU FLASK Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($29.99)


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This 40-ounce, double walled, vacuum-sealed, leak-proof, stainless steel water bottle isn't only a mouthful of a description, it also has a wide mouth for easy hydration. This is important if you're going to be outside tailgating for several hours. Even if you partake in tailgating beverages, you should make sure you're still drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Water also fills you up and can help you resist too much temptation.
 
Coleman Road Trip Portable Propane Grill ($170.94)


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Take your tailgate up a notch with this portable gas grill. Delivering 20,000 BTUs of heat over 285 square inches of grilling area, this grill is great for feeding a crowd. There are also interchangeable cooktops so you can move from morning pancakes on the griddle to stovetop grates (sold separately). Plus, there is no need to bring along a match or lighter, as the Instastart button takes care of the lighting. It folds up neatly and fits into most car trunks.
 
E-Z Up Sierra II Canopy ($100.49)


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Stay protected from the elements—like wind, rain, sun and maybe even the snow—with this 10 x 10-foot canopy. Convenient, easy to set up, lightweight, water resistant and budget-friendly, this canopy is made of fire-resistant fabric that blocks up to 99 percent of the sun's UV rays.
 
Down Under Quilted Fleece Stadium Blanket ($26.99)


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Keep yourself warm even when the weather isn't with a nice, large fleece blanket. This one from Down Under is waterproof, windproof and machine washable. Available in two colors, and measuring 85 x 55 inches, this blanket also contains a pocket to store valuables or keep them dry, and rolls up and stuffs right into it a provided pouch for convenient carrying.
 
NFL Collapsible Foam Padded Stadium Seat ($26.33)


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Save your back come gametime with this foam padded stadium seat. Made with durable material and with cushioned support on the bottom and back, this foldable, easy-carry stadium seat ensures your days of hunching over on the bleachers are over. Available with your team's logo on the front and back.
 
Mac Sports Folding Outdoor Utility Wagon ($66.70)


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Sometimes the distance between your car and the tailgate is more than you'd like to traverse carrying all your food and gear. Transport your food, drinks, chairs and other tailgate items (up to 150 pounds) easily with this collapsible, foldable wagon. The fabric is easily cleaned and mildew resistant so it will withstand both BBQ sauce and rainy conditions.

Made for Miliamp's Bendable, Portable Barbecue Skewers ($14.95)


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These bendable, portable, 30-inch long skewers are great for taking on a tailgate (or a campout), as you can skewer at home, pack them up easily into just about any container and place in your cooler till it's time to light the grill. The pointed ends stay cool for turning. Just think of the healthy kabob combinations!
 
Purell Hand Sanitizing Wipes ($15.88)


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Hand sanitizing wipes come in handy for so many things, especially when you're outside without a sink in site. Sanitize and disinfect your table surfaces, grill tools, hands and more. These pre-moistened, portable wipes are also great for mopping up spills or as the first line of defense against clothing stains.  
 
Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker ($27.99)


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Take your tailgate game up a notch by listening to your favorite music or the game commentary right in the comfort of your own patch of parking lot. This lightweight, portable speaker has a 24-hour battery life, deep bass sound, zero distortion, is drop-proof and has Bluetooth connectivity, with a connection with up to 66 feet.
 
Creative Concepts USA Go Plate ($6.17)


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If you've held a drink in one hand and a plate of food in the other and then wondered how you were going to eat anything without finding a place to sit, this product can help with that. The Go Plate is a four-compartmented plate you can place right on top of your drink, freeing up one hand for a utensil, cornhole or to cheer on your team.  
 
YETI Roadie 20 Cooler ($199.99)


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This cooler by YETI is a must-have for every tailgate. Not only can it hold up to 14 cans or several covered dishes, it also keeps your ice from melting with three inches of PermaFrost insulation and thick, FatWall design. It also boasts that its made of indestructible materials, so even if it takes an unexpected bounce out of your tailgate, you can rest assured your contents will remain protected.
 
GoSports Cornhole Foldable Bean Bag Toss Game ($115.89)


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Keep yourself moving and the crowd engaged while you're cheering on your favorite team with this portable game. This popular tailgating pastime game is easy to bring along with you in this foldable version from GoSports. The set includes two official-sized American Cornhole Association boards with eight weatherproof beanbags and a rulebook.
  
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Comments

ANHELIC 10/14/2018
Thank you for the information. Report
MARKSMOM3 10/11/2018
Good camping items too! Report
KATHYJO56 10/7/2018
great gear Report
SUSANBEAMON 10/3/2018
I could use that wagon at home moving things around. Report
FRABBIT 10/1/2018
Didn't read the headline closely enough - thought this was going to be healthy eating options/recipes Report
SHOAPIE 9/29/2018
Some good ideas. Report
PATRICIA-CR 9/29/2018
Love your ideas! Report
4CONNIESHEALTH 9/29/2018
Wow, I sure like the idea of flexible skewers. Lots of great ideas here . Report
CHERIRIDDELL 9/29/2018
Thanks Report
THINCPL2004 9/28/2018
Great article Report
GMAM48 9/28/2018
I must just not be with it, but the cost of this list would make me not enjoy the game! This is crazy! Report
_CYNDY55_ 9/28/2018
Thanks Report
AMYRCMK 9/28/2018
Thank you Report
KHALIA2 9/28/2018
Thanks for sharing! Report
KHALIA2 9/28/2018
Thanks for sharing! Report
97MONTY 9/28/2018
Thanks Report
AJB121299 9/28/2018
nice Report
SPARKLINGME176 9/28/2018
Fabulous ideas!!!! Report
AQUAGIRL08 9/28/2018
Thanks for the ideas! Report
LIS193 9/28/2018
Thanks Report
CECTARR 9/28/2018
Thanks! I bought the water bottle because of this article Report
PICKIE98 9/28/2018
The go plate is fantastic, but the bendable skewers can be made from wire at the hardware store for a couple dollars! Report
AZMOMXTWO 9/28/2018
interesting Report
CHRIS3874 9/28/2018
Can't say I have ever experienced one - don't think we do them in Canada at least not where I live. Report
NEPTUNE1939 9/28/2018
TY Report
VALLEYGIRLSPAGE 9/28/2018
Thanks Report
RAPUNZEL53 9/28/2018
Interesting. Report
KITTYHAWK1949 9/26/2018
interesting. thanks Report
KHALIA2 9/26/2018
Great products! But, I can't afford some of the prices. Report
LIBR@RYL@DY 9/25/2018
NICE Report
NELLJONES 9/24/2018
There is nothing like your team winning, though. Report
BIKE4HEALTH 9/23/2018
thx Report
JANIEWWJD 9/22/2018
Great info!!! Thank you!!! We have a tailgate tomorrow before the game. Report
AJB121299 9/21/2018
Nice Report
LOSER05 9/21/2018
Thanks
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KHALIA2 9/19/2018
Thanks! Report
KATHYJO56 9/19/2018
This is a great list. Report
MNABOY 9/19/2018
Thanks! Report
EVILCECIL 1/27/2018
Good ideas! Report
awesome, just love that thermos!!! Report
I am from Cincinnati originally, so I love seeing this Bengals gear! Report
CICELY360
Cute stuff Report
Thanks for the blog! Those chairs look pretty comfy! :) Report
I am from the uk and don't know what a tailgate party is! Report
Go Broncos!!! Report
RENATA144
I love these items ! Report