There are a million different reasons to throw a party at home, in the office, or for the community. No matter the purpose, every party needs party snacks.
The only problem with party snacks is that they are typically super unhealthy. You should not have to forego your party urges to remain on a healthy path. Check out a few creative ideas for tasty, healthy, party snacks, and watch your family safely enjoy the fun and the food.
Heart-healthy wine and cheese
This is probably not the best party idea for those who have trouble maintaining themselves when drinking alcohol, but a small dose of wine and cheese is very tasty and healthy. Gather your friends and family together to enjoy an evening of fellowship and fine wine.
The best wines for heart health are red, and you need to keep your portion size down to one or two glasses. Research which wines pair best with which cheeses for the best flavor profiles.
Spend five minutes in the kitchen spicing up a pan of chickpeas for a super healthy, super grabbable party favor. They are called “Jumpin’ Chickpeas” due to the way the chickpeas jump around the pan once the heat revs up. Just add lemon pepper and a few Creole seasonings to create a tasty snack.
Ants on a log
All you need to create “Ants on a Log” is celery, peanut butter, and raisins. You can even enlist the help of the kids to get this party favor on the platter. Fill your celery stalks with peanut butter, then artfully arrange the raisins on top for the appearance of ants crawling on a log.
The cutest snack of them all, “Apple Ladybugs” also offer some of the most tasty health benefits of anything on this list. Create these edible bugs with Gala apples, raisins, peanut butter, and pretzels, and watch your party pals smile at your ingenuity.
Black bean spread
Every party needs a good party dip, and black bean spread dip is the answer to this debacle. Ingredients for this spicy specialty include black beans, chives, cheese, ground cumin, hot salsa, and cottage cheese. We know. It sounds a little different, but let your taste buds do the decision making.
Watermelon fruit bowl
Take all your favorite, grabbable fruits, chop them up, and toss them into the gut of a juicy watermelon. Of course, the process of creating such a beautiful party treat is a bit more complicated than that, but you get the point. Be sure to provide a sanitary way for partygoers to pick out their favorite fruit pieces without sharing their germs.