Planning a big game party? Make sure this “cheat day” has some delicious and healthy options mixed in with a few indulgent treats.
And, if you choose your recipes wisely, some people might not even know which is which!
Dips to die for
Filling, rich and nutrient-packed, hummus is a great addition to any party spread. Not only can it come in several varieties, you can use fresh vegetables, crackers or chips to dip in and enjoy.
We have a few recipes in our archives to consider: roasted red pepper hummus and traditional hummus. They include Nutrilite All Plant Protein Powder to make it extra filling, which helps combat mindless snacking.
Not a fan of tahini, the signature ingredient in hummus? Here’s another recipe that uses chickpeas and protein powder for nutrient-filled flavor:
Chickpea and dried tomato dip
Put all the ingredients in a food processor, process until smooth and top with fresh parsley. Serves 6:
- 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained
- 2 ½ tablespoons dried tomatoes in oil
- 2 ½ – 3 tablespoons of water
- Juice of ½ a lemon
- 1 scoop of Nutrilite™ All Plant Protein Powder
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Pinch of salt
Deliver a crunch
Fresh fruits and vegetables are great for delivering a crunch, but sometimes you want that salty goodness of a chip. Good news: Not all salty snacks are going to derail your diet. There are plenty of better choices out there that can feed your need – just check the labels for their nutritional info.
BodyKey by Nutrilite™ products offer some options that are sure to hit the spot. BodyKey™ Whole Grain Tortilla Chips and BodyKey™ Zesty Protein Snack can be solo snacks or used as a vehicle for any of your dip and salsa options.
Also, BodyKey™ Slim Popcorn is lightly salted and can provide a good crunch on its own. But add a few shakes of your favorite seasoning and it will turn it into a whole new snack for guests.
Grab and go sliders are great for a game day buffet. As an alternative to high-fat beef, try your favorite veggie burger recipe on whole grain buns instead.
This chipotle veggie burger recipe uses Nutrilite™ All Plant Protein Powder and provides just the right kick you and your guests may be looking for. Serve a variety of hot sauces alongside for those who like to push the spice limit.
You can also choose some healthy recipes that deliver nutrients along with the sweetness you’re looking for. This banana cranberry pecan muffin recipe is a great example. Make it in mini muffin tins for the perfect serving size.
When it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth, portion control is the best strategy. Serve treats in smaller sizes so you can get that sugary goodness without going overboard.
Another idea: Take sensible snack bars, cut them into bite-size pieces and serve on a platter for an easy, sweet option that comes without the regret of full-size sugar bombs. Nutrilite™ Wellness Bars in nutty dark chocolate and coconut almond are a great option here.
With all these ideas you should be able to survive your party without guilt so you can focus on cheering on your team of choice! And you can get the products you need at these links:
- Nutrilite™ All Plant Protein Powder
- BodyKey™ Whole Grain Tortilla Chips
- BodyKey™ Zesty Protein Snack
- BodyKey™ Slim Popcorn
- Nutrilite™ Wellness Bars – Nutty Dark Chocolate
- Nutrilite™ Wellness Bars – Coconut Almond
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