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Healthy Crowd Pleasing Snacks for Hosting

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In an effort to help our clients stay healthy and avoid from using their long term care insurance policy as long as possible, we are committed to featuring health tips and tricks found on the health tab of our website. Here you can find news, videos, and “Feature Friday’s Healthy Recipes”, available to you every Friday. This Friday’s Featured recipe includes four delicious recipes for you and your friends to enjoy! (Please note these recipes do not belong to LTC TREE)

 

As discussed in our previous post it can be challenging to stick to a healthy lifestyle while eating out but, what about staying healthy when hosting guests at home? It can be tempting to supply your guests with many unhealthy yet crowd pleasing treats such as cookies, cake, and more. So this week we’ve compiled our favorite healthy recipes perfect for serving to large groups!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites (Full recipe here)

Ingredients:

Cheese Sauce:

1/3 cup nonfat sour cream

2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

1 tablespoon skim milk

2 teaspoons mayonnaise

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Buffalo Cauliflower:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/4 cup hot sauce, such as Frank’s

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

Kosher salt

8 cups cauliflower florets (from about 1 medium head)

 

Bacon Cups (Full recipe here)

Ingredients:

12 strips sugar-free bacon (about 10 ounces)

2 red potatoes, sliced 1/8 inch thick, rounded ends discarded

1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped

12 large eggs

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Hot sauce, for serving

 

Smoothie Cups (Full recipe here)

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana, peeled and sliced

2 cups frozen strawberries, raspberries, or cherries

1 cup milk

1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

2 to 3 tablespoons honey or to taste

 

Chia Pudding Cups (Full recipe here)

Ingredients:

1 cup vanilla-flavored unsweetened almond milk

1 cup plain low-fat (2 percent) Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (preferably grade B), plus 4 teaspoons for serving

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Kosher salt

1/4 cup chia seeds

1 pint strawberries, hulled and chopped

1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

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