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These healthy treats are great for parties and will liven up meal times, too. Too often party food falls into an unhealthy rut that sabotages partygoers’ health goals. Why not offer guests fun, easy healthy finger foods that are not only deliciously different, but come packed with healthy nutrients and no guilt? Here are some ideas for healthy appetizers to get you started.
You might be surprised to learn that there’s really no such thing as a “healthy snack” since your body needs about five hours between meals to complete the work of digestion. Snacking prevents the digestive organs from resting and interrupts the body’s ability to repair itself. But we all love snacky foods. The good news is, by choosing wisely and including treats at regular meals, you can satisfy your cravings and meet your body’s needs for nutrients and time for rest and repair.
|chips fried in cottonseed oil & with artificial preservatives
|chips fried in food-grade oils & no MSG
|pretzels, low fat or baked chips, mini rice cakes, or popcorn cakes
|raw or roasted nuts & seeds, organic raw vegetable sticks, zucchini or other veggie chips, baked pita crisps, marinated baked tofu, dehydrated kale chips, hummus, baba ganoush, guacamole
|soda pop with artificial colors
|soda pop with all-natural flavor & organic sugar
|juice drinks or flavored soy drinks
|water, 100% juice mixed with sparkling water
|cookies with hydrogenated oil
|cookies with real butter or non-hydrogenated oil
granola bar, homemade granola bars, graham crackers, fruit bar cookies
homemade cookies, homemade plant-based muffins
|dried fruits, apple chips, fresh fruit cut up or as salad, bliss balls
|ice cream made with milk from cows given hormones
|ice cream made with organic milk
|non-dairy frozen dessert, fruit sorbet
frozen banana “ice cream”; fresh fruit smoothie with or without soy milk
can add soy protein or peanut butter for variety and added protein
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