Now, today’s act of kindness also reinforces an important point: delicious does not have to equal unhealthy! Here’s what I brought for the class:
- Chopped celery, cherry tomatoes, and baby carrots
- Spinach/artichoke greek yogurt dip
- Festive winter salad – mixed greens, orange segments, pomegranate seeds, pecans, and pomegranate vinaigrette dressing
- Mini larabars
The next time you are planning or attending a holiday party, consider bringing a nutritious option with you. This ensures that you will have at least one healthy choice, and you know other people are probably hoping that there will be waistline-friendly options too.
Aside from the options I utilized today, consider these other great choices:
- Rainbow fruit kebobs with a yogurt dip
- Shrimp cocktail
- Frittata made with eggs, potatoes, onions, broccoli, and cheese. I typically use a small amount of full fat cheese, but you could also consider using 50% Cabot Cheddar – it’s the best reduced fat cheese I know of (no affiliation – just like the product).
- Homemade salsa or guacamole to go with chopped veggies
- Roasted chickpeas (you can make them sweet or spicy)
- Bruschetta on mini crostini bread
- Fruit salsa with homemade cinnamon tortilla chips
- Homemade sweet potato or beet chips (try our beet chip recipe!)
- Caprese skewers: try cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil drizzled with a little balsamic vinaigrette
Do you have any favorite healthy holiday appetizers? Share with us in the comments!