Healthy recipes for dinner parties are not easy to come by. Parties offer all kinds of stuff that are not essentially good for the body. If you are already a plus size person, going to parties that you know will serve only calories and alcohol can make you think twice about going, especially if you imagine how many inches the event is going to add to your waistline.
Given the spring time, it’s time to gather for some good food and laughter. Not all are pizza, chips or junk food fueled events. For the more sensitive event organizers, here are some healthy recipes for dinner parties as alternatives to party finger foods that you can serve to promote healthy eating at social gatherings:
- Servings of steamed sweet potato, carrot sticks, and broccoli florets for soft foods. You can also make steamed fruit kabobs and skewers: place chunks of pineapple, strawberries, grapes, bananas, peaches, and kiwi onto bamboo sticks. Serve fresh with a variety of yogurt dips.
- Cooked fruits are also nutritious and tasty treats. Add some light syrup to apple and pear chunks and serve chilled.
- For a heavier type of healthy finger food, serve some whole grain crackers or toast sticks with a low fat yogurt dip mixed with the right combination of herbs and spices. You could also serve hummus or baba ganoush as an alternative dip or spread for a more distinct flavour.
- Use an air popper to pop popcorn and mix them with nuts, almonds, and sprinkle lightly with Parmesan cheese. Popcorn is a whole grain and nuts are rich in monounsaturated fats.
- Make your guests eat a vegetarian diet. Serve Portobello mushroom burgers and season with balsamic vinegar, garlic, olive oil, and cayenne pepper. Add some fixings like lettuce, onions, and tomatoes.
- No healthy diet is complete without an ample serving of protein. Serve some tofu cooked with pineapple tidbits, mushrooms, and seasoned with pepper and salt.
- If you can’t resist serving some meat, offer deli meats thinly sliced in small pieces to add more variety to your finger foods.
- Offer some whole grain pretzels, French bread, and granola bars as fillers to your finger food menu.
- Go Japanese! Serve some sushi rolls, maki, and teriyaki chicken skewers for an oriental twist.
Here you have it, easy and simple healthy recipes for dinner parties! Don’t forget to allow yourself some fun and relaxation with your friends. Especially in social functions, don’t limit yourself to one corner; mingle with the other guests and don’t let your extra large frame and insecurities stop you from having the time of your life. Remember, it is not bad to lose yourself at times (at the appropriate time and place). If you follow the healthy recipes for dinner above for your next party, we’re confident that you’ll enjoy it as much as your guests! With parties having healthier menus, what’s there to stop you from having more fun? Come back for more healthy recipes for dinner and other occasions as we’ll be exploring more food choices soon.