I’ve compiled the 40 best paleo tailgating recipes to make this football season epic! Dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, and refined-sugar-free, these paleo tailgating recipes make awesome snacks and can be combined for a killer game-watching experience. Check out these 40 best paleo tailgating recipes!
A few things about me that won’t surprise you:
I love to travel and hope to live in Spain sooner rather than later. I used to run a burlesque troupe, and my stage name was–oh, I’m serious–Fatty McLure. I signed up as room mom at my son’s preschool because Aries-Type-A-ENTJ. I get it: I don’t hide my loosely quirky, go-do-see side much at all.
Something about me that might surprise you?
I love football. OK, so it might not surprise you, if you read my paleo potato skins post. But did you know I actually went to the University of Alabama? I went for reasons that probably wouldn’t surprise you: that I hoped to be the South’s next Faulkner, that I visited once and they were shooting cannonballs and wearing hoop skirts and the culture was weird and so unapologetic and there, and I fell in love.
I didn’t know what a “down” was and would have wondered how a player could stay “in the pocket” with pants so tight. The students in charge of the song-and-dance portion of Orientation sang, “And how! Many! National Championships! DO WE HAVE!!!!” and kind of pointed at me. I was like,
….three? Is it three?
They weren’t happy, and why? We had way more than that at that point. How many, I still really don’t know, because I didn’t give a single shit back then. But when I moved into the dorms and found myself drawn to the student common area after the humidity had loosened its chokehold on the air, the green-covered hills bursting into flames (if you squint hard enough), the nights coming earlier and lasting longer, punctuated by howls into the night by drunken white guys.
And when I moved into my apartment and sold my football tickets for 600% profit in favor of staying in half a mile from the stadium, leaving the window open to let the crisp air and the nearby ocean-like roars of the crowd infiltrate my tiny home, teaching myself how to cook a chili from recipezaar.com, drinking spiked apple cider and baking homemade pies? That’s when I really fell in love. And good on me! We’ve gone on to become the powerhouse in college football, and I married a man in multiple Fantasy Football leagues who also went to an SEC college, albeit one with a currently very sad football program. I name no names.
We might just be divorced if I were a sports-hater, me never understanding how it could be entertaining to “watch grown men wrestle each other in tights.” Nah. I get it. And part of it? It’s the tailgating, the food, the full experience of fall. It’s what inspired my paleo potato skins the other day and the motivation behind these # paleo tailgating recipes today. Because football without proper paleo tailgating recipes is just sad, isn’t it?
I’ve compiled # of my favorite paleo tailgating recipes, so you can full respect the pigskin without ending up feeling bloated or gross. Nope! It’s all paleo here, my fellow fans. Which paleo tailgating recipes will you be making this football season?
Buffalo Chicken Dip from Life in the Greenhouse
Sweet Potato Nacho Dip from Pure and Simple Nourishment
Texas Slow Cooker Beef Chili from Pure and Simple Nourishment
Peach + Jalapeno Chicken Wings from The Whole Smiths