The bridal shower is such a special time! Decorating your home & receiving new necessities can make you feel loved and excited to start this new life.
Share some of the love back by offering delicious but healthy appetizers. Even if is doesn't seem like it, it's really true - everyone appreciates healthy food offered at social events.
These recipes are all nutritionist approved and will help you stay healthy while celebrating with friends and family.
Individual Veggie & Dip Cups
We suggest long and thin veggies like bell pepper slices, celery, baby carrots, and zucchini or cucumber sticks. For the dip, try salsa or a low-calorie dressing (our recommendation is less than 50 calories per 2 Tablespoons). And talk about personal hygiene! We love individual cups or other personal, hand-held snacks.
Salsa & Vegetable Platter
Along the same lines of veggie & dip cups, try a platter of non-starchy vegetables paired with a variety of salsas (salsa is just more cut-up vegetables!). When you're sitting around and talking for hours, it's nice to have something you can constantly munch on, but you don't have to worry about raking in excess calories.
Try adding mozzarella balls and grape tomatoes to toothpicks, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Easy, fancy, and so quick!
Cheese and meats are filling, delicious, and don't include excess sugar. Create a platter with uncured versions (healthier for your colon) of these typically cured meats
Cheeses - choose 2: fresh mozzarella, manchego, provolone, Parmigiano-Reggiano, gouda
Meats - choose 2: prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, mortadella
Vegetables - choose 2: artichokes, roasted red bell or cherry peppers, mixed olives
Here's a great article with more detail!
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
Another low-sugar and low-carb option is spinach & artichoke dip. You can buy this or make it yourself! Here's a recipe we love. Pair it with cut-up vegetables like celery, cucumbers, and carrots instead of chips!
Zucchini Pizza Bites
Instead of mini bagels - try zucchini rounds for mini pizza bites. Top with roasted tomatoes (instead of pizza sauce, to eliminate the extra sugar often found in pre-made sauces) and Parmesan cheese. Here's an easy recipe to try or modify!
Bacon wrapped dates
This one is a little higher in sugar than our other options, but is a true crowd-pleaser. Here's an easy recipe we love - complete with a how-to video!
Remember to enjoy your day and cheers with a glass of champagne!