Party Planning

making finger foods work

Hosting an event is not the most stress-free thing to do in the first place. Keeping your waistline in mind can add a whole new level of stress.

Here's what I did for a baby shower that would definately keep the stress to your waistline minimized. See what you think. 

Ok, the non-fiber rich foods are obvious...mini croissants with homemade chicken salad and the mini cup cakes. Notice how I used “mini” items. I knew I was going to eat one, but this would definitely open up the majority of my plate for the other fiber-rich foods I need to eat.

Here are the Superfoods I served:

  1. Cucumber Cups:  I found these initially on Pinterest. I chose to use my favorit hummus: roasted red pepper hummus. Yum!
  2. Veggie Cups: Yes, I did put a little Ranch dressing in the bottom since I already had hummus in the cucumbers, but hummus would work great too.
  3. Fruit Bowl:  I’ll have to say this was my favorite mixture of fruit. I also learned I enjoyed the flavors together by cutting them into small pieces. I even cut the raspberries in half. Here’s the fruit I choose: peaches, honeydew melon, pineapple, mango, kiwi, strawberries and raspberries. It doesn’t take a whole lot of each fruit to start filling up a large bowl, which I liked.
  4. Pineapple Whip:  This was another recipes I blogged about not long ago and a great alternative to typical ice cream.

I’ll have to say I didn’t feel an ounce of guilt after the shower.

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Amy Hanus

Amy Hanus is an ACSM certified Exercise Physiologist with a degree in Exercise Science. She bikes, lifts weights, and creates some outrageously yummy, yet surprisingly easy recipes. She’s also the Social Media brain for Full Plate Living. Catch her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest anytime.

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