Though the weather can’t make up its mind, there’s one thing for certain… temptation is all around…
BBQs will be full of carby bread rolls and finger foods full of hidden saturated fats, there may be fizzy, full sugar drinks and punch bowls packed with calorific alcohol… so if it’s your party, or you’re asked to take a plate of something, I’ve thought of some fab ideas where you won’t feel like you’re missing out on tasty goodness and you won’t ruin all your hard efforts spent in the gym!
Ten awesome ideas for healthy party snacks:
1. Bruschetta Bites
Mix some roughly chopped tomatoes, red onion, crushed garlic and basil and spoon onto individual oatcakes.
Avoid buying a ready made salsa as there’s often lots of hidden added sugar! Make your own with tomatoes, peppers and lime for a super low-calorie dip.
Avocado is a good fat! Whip up your own guac (main ingredients are crushed avocado, lime, garlic, onion and tomatoes all blended up)
4. Kale Crisps
So tasty! My recipe’s here.
5. Chicken Kebabs
Lean diced chicken on metal (or wooden (dipped in water)) skewers with alternate veggies looks awesome all stacked up on a plate. The perfect healthy finger food.
The omega 3 in the fish and the nutritious veg packed into the seaweed makes for a great healthy snack. Something that will keep you feeling fuller for longer too! Have you ever made your own?
7. Mini fish cakes
Hand make your own little bite-size fish cakes. A tin of fish (salmon/tuna), an egg, spring onion and whatever left over veg or herbs you have. Shallow fry and serve with salad.
8. Sweet Potato Wedge Sticks
Simply skewered and grilled sweet potatoes make a perfect healthy side dish or party food.
Add a little curry powder and cayenne pepper, they have a kick and are nicely complemented by a cooling yogurty-mint dip.
9. Sweet Potato Skins
Potato Skins are always popular! Scoop out the inside of the cooked potatoes, mix with fish and yoghurt, put back into the skins and bake. Serve with a nice yoghurt dressing and dill to accompany the fish. So filling and healthy too!
10. Yoghurt frozen lollies
Something a little sweeter? I love these frozen yoghurt lollies, add colourful fruits and honey for extra tastiness.