One of the best parts about football season is rounding up your buddies for a pre-game tailgate.

The only problem? Tailgate food is either ridiculously unhealthy (no, guacamole does not count as a vegetable) or just straight-up overdone. And as much as we love a good burger or stadium-style hot dog, it's time for you to prove your grill skill by switching up the usual fare for something a little more impressive.

So take a little bit of pride in your tailgate spread this football season by tackling one of these deliciously smoky recipes that won't sacrifice flavor for your fitness.