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:
- Cucumber Cups: I found these initially on Pinterest. I chose to use my favorit hummus: roasted red pepper hummus. Yum!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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