[Guest Post] Eat Happy! ep. 2 - Party Foods
by Mahsa AMany of us love to go to parties and love to throw them as well. But more often than not, we struggle with snacks: we want to have snacks that are delicious but healthier than chips and dip. I have two easy and healthy recipes that basically make great substitutes for main stream party foods.
1.1 Pita or Fajita ChipsWe all love chips and dip but we all hate how addictive they are and how guilty they make us feel. A very good guilt free substitute for chips is baked pita or fajita bread.
White/whole wheat pitas or fajita bread (whole wheat for the healthier option)
Extra virgin olive oil
Herbs and spices of your choice (optional)
Cut bread into chips sized triangles, and place them onto an oven tray that's lightly coated with extra virgin olive oil.
Sprinkle your choice of herbs and spices on top if you like; you can also add a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Put the tray in a preheated oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit (120 degrees Celsius)
Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the bread, the amount of chips you have on
the tray and how crispy you want them to be, so I suggest you do what I do: check the bread every
5 – 10 minutes until it reaches they are to your liking.
Let cool, serve.
1.2 Yogurt/Sour Cream DipThe amounts mentioned are just guidelines. Amounts depend on how much you want to make and how thick you want the dip to be.
2 cup Plain yogurt
2 cup Sour cream
1 cup Crushed walnuts
1 Finely diced cucumber or zucchini
1/4 cup Dried mint leaves
Garlic powder to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Just mix it all together, and you have a delicious and healthy dip for the party. For an even healthier option, you can use low fat yogurt and sour cream for even fewer calories.
Your salad will get an extra kick of flavour from the chicken stock and not lose out on creaminess or texture thanks to the low fat yogurt.
I hope you try and like these ideas and they help you have a good guilt free time at your parties.
Until next time, much love from your personal eat happy consultant, Mahsa A.
Images (all edits by me):
chips n dip by Nick-n-Steve-Stock @deviantArt
Olive oil bottle by MysticrainbowStock @ deviantArt