appetizer

Treat Yourself with Healthy No-Bake Goodies to Die For!

First it was Thanksgiving, now it’s holiday parties and prep! Offer to bring a healthy(er) option that you know is a safer go-to when you don’t know what you are stepping into. That is a strategy of winners!

This week we have some healthier no-bake holiday treats to share that you can whip up in no time!

Prepare Your Tastebuds!

Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

Delicious! Combine nut butter with some oats, almonds, and chocolate chips. All ingredients are prepped in a pot and plopped on some parchment paper to chill in the fridge until they set. Although they are high in fat, nuts and nut butters are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals!

No-Bake 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Did you know 80% of the world’s supply of maple syrup comes from Quebec, Canada? Now of course syrup is sugar (a good natural substitute), but it is also high in antioxidants and nutrients like zinc, potassium, and magnesium. These cookies are a quick healthier treat that can be tossed together for that last-minute party invite or cookie exchange.

Avo-Keto Chocolate Truffles

Avocados are amazing! With the fruit’s smooth texture and flavor, it easily lends itself to many styles of dishes. They’re also loaded with fiber, healthy fat, and 20 different vitamins and minerals! Simply combine melted chocolate with avocado, vanilla, and salt. Chill and then roll into balls and coat with cocoa powder!

Don't Need Something Sweet?

Although no-bake desserts are always a hit, you could also bring an appetizer or dip to your next party!

Broccoli Pesto Dip

Think flavorful pesto with the vitamin boost of broccoli and a protein boost of ricotta! This dip is as simple as lightly boiling the broccoli and then tossing all ingredients into a food processor. Serve with vegetables or pita chips.

Deviled Egg Salad

Do you like the idea of no-bake recipes but want a touch of classic? Check out this Deviled Egg Salad recipe. It’s much more dignified than trying to stuff a half an egg into your mouth! Consider replacing mayo with plain Greek yogurt or a mixture of the two. Time Saver: Did you know you can purchase hard boiled eggs at Costco?

Spinach Dip by Ellipse

 Hi Everyone,

  Need a recipe to whip up for Monday night football?  Or perhaps you are searching for a great appetizer idea for the upcoming holidays?  This is a terrific recipe that will help keep you on track and tantalize your taste buds all at the same time!  Enjoy!

 

Spinach Dip

1     12 oz. Carton of Low-fat Cottage Cheese

1     10 oz. Package of Frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed

1     8 oz. Can Water Chestnuts, drained and chopped

1/2 Cup fat-free sour cream

1     Packet of Dry Vegetable Soup Mix

1/4 Cup of Chopped Onion

1    Tsp. Lemon Juice

 Directions:  Add cottage cheese to a food processor and process until smooth.  Transfer cottage cheese to a bowl.  Meanwhile, drain spinach and press between paper towels until barely moist.  Add spinach, water chestnuts, and all remaining ingredients to cottage cheese, stir well.  Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.  Serve with Melba rounds or fresh vegetables.

 Serves: 6

Total Calories: 113   Carb=17g Prot=10g Fat=1g