The festive season can be a very difficult time for individuals who are following a healthy eating plan and trying to get fit. In this guide, we will be taking a look at a few ideas for healthy appetizers that you can indulge in.
BERKELEY, CA, December 23, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The festive season can be a very difficult time for individuals who are following a healthy eating plan and trying to get fit. With all the parties and social gatherings, it can often feel like all you are doing is eating. However, that does not have to be the case. In this guide, we will be taking a look at a few ideas for healthy appetizers that you can indulge in but will not cause you to go up a dress size in a matter of weeks. For more tips and tricks for keeping trim and healthy this festive season, you can visit Consumer Advisors.
Strawberries stuffed with goats’ cheese and spinach
Before you head out to the next big party, use a spoon to remove the centers of a couple of strawberries. Then add a teaspoon of whipped goats’ cheese to the little strawberry bowls and top with a baby spinach leaf. Not only is this snack delicious but it will not be adding a lot of calories to your daily total.
Caprese Christmas wreath
Everyone loves a good Caprese salad, right? Why not build a beautiful salad of thinly sliced ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella decorated with a few sprigs of basil? Arrange it around a bowl of balsamic vinegar and olive oil for dipping. This makes for an excellent low-carb appetizer as well as a beautiful, festive centerpiece for your dining table.
Low carb sushi
Sushi makes for a delicious appetizer. However, it can often leave you feeling bloated, sluggish and guilty due to all the carbs it contains. Grab your favorite sushi ingredients like fresh salmon, avocado and julienne carrots and wrap them up in a piece of fresh lettuce. Add some pickled ginger and wasabi to the serving plate and you are sure to have a hit.
Mushroom cap bruschetta
When you go to a dinner party you can often feel quite left out when everyone starts snacking on bruschetta. Fortunately, you no longer have to be excluded from all the fun. Remove the stalks from a punnet of mushrooms, pop them in the oven until they are golden and cooked through. Then you have a vessel for your favorite bruschetta toppings.
Roasted garlic hummus
Hummus is a great alternative to all those unhealthy dips you find at Christmas parties. Made from chickpeas, tahini and olive oil it not only tastes great, but it is also great for your body. The chickpeas are packed with proteins and the tahini and olive oil are great sources of healthy fats. Together, they make hummus the ultimate dip for the health conscious.
Tuna cucumber cups
Did you know that cucumber cups are the ultimate finger food to serve as an appetizer? Slice an entire cucumber into one-inch rounds. Next, you hollow out a cup into your sliced cucumber and fill them with a canned tuna in a dressing of yogurt and lemon. This is a simple and delicious appetizer to bring to the next social gathering you are invited to.
Spinach pinwheel Christmas tree
Are you looking for the perfect appetizer to take your guests’ breath away? Spread your favorite sandwich toppings over a spinach wrap and roll them up. Then slice your wraps into two-inch wraps. Stack them on your serving platter in rounds until you have a tower of pinwheels that resemble a Christmas tree. Dot a few cherry tomatoes around your pinwheel tower and you will have the ultimate healthy show stopper.
Christmas party cups
You can make even the healthiest foods seem exciting if you present them the right way. Grab a couple of plastic party cups of your choice and draw snowflakes on the cups with a sharpie. Then you can add a tablespoon or two of your favorite dressing to the bottom of the cup and fill the rest with fresh vegetables. As easily as that, you have a healthy snack that is as merry and bright as you are.
Elf skewers are the cutest way to get in the festive mood. Stack an olive, cherry tomato, and a slice of cheese on to a skewer. Complete the look with a few pieces of baby spinach. Not only are these little skewers adorable but they will not be adding any girth around your waist.
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