When it comes to snacking, you don’t need to miss out just because you’re eating healthy. Eating all those sugary, fat loaded foods will make you feel awful anyway. Instead, you can enjoy lots of delicious snacks and appetizers that are healthy. Serve some at your next get together and see how fast they get eaten!
One easy option that does your body good is salsa. Make a nice chunky salsa with onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and peaches. It is extremely colorful and easy to make. Serve it up in a bowl with toasted tortillas or chips as a snack. For an appetizer, just put a small spoon of salsa on a chip and set the chip on a platter. Repeat until the platter is full. No one will be able to resist this colorful dish!
If you have some experience in the kitchen, try making some California rolls. Crab is one luxury most people can’t turn down. The nori, also known as the dried seaweed used for sushi, can be found at your local Asian shop. Make some for lunch or a snack in the afternoon. Make up a few rolls and slice them for a quick appetizer. This sushi is safe for everyone… there is nothing raw. Everyone will be amazed at your culinary expertise.
Bruschetta is another wonderful option. Toast some slices of French or Italian bread. Top it off with fresh chopped tomatoes, herbs and perhaps a little cheese. Enjoy it with a beverage for a delicious snack. You can also make them as appetizers that will be enjoyed at any party, large or small. Make up a healthy pizza recipe for your meal or a snack. For appetizers, just cut it up in bite size pieces. This is a great fast dish when you’re on the go.
If salad is a favorite, this is an easy one. Make up a healthy green salad with all the fixings. Chop everything so they are in small, easy bites. Toss it with your favorite dressing. Sit down and have your snack or meal! If you need some fast appetizers, just take several whole lettuce leaves. Spoon some salad onto each one and roll it up. Salad roll ups! Fasten it with a fancy toothpick and you are ready for the party! It’s even a nice healthy dish!
Finger foods make terrific snacks. Think what you can do with a simple can of olives, some cheese and some tomatoes. Arrange some of each on a plate for a simple, healthy snack. Add a few crackers if you wish for the cheese. For a quick appetizer, get some skewers and slide on an olive, some cheese and a cherry tomato. It’s the perfect appetizer… it’s food on a stick! It’s portable! Everyone will love these quick little kebabs.
When you’re deciding on holiday appetizers you can do these same kinds of recipes. Give everyone a break from all the high calorie, sugary foods. Their stomachs will thank you! These kinds of appetizers look great on the table and taste wonderful. Some healthy choices will help your guests battle that bloated “after the holiday” feeling.
Lots of these snacks and appetizers are easy and take only minutes to make. This causes you less stress on days when you are already running late, but they let you eat the nutrients you need in a snack that tastes great. Try some and you’ll find it is easy to change any unhealthy eating habits.