Appetizers can be the downfall of a weight management plan for anyone over the holidays. Food is everywhere! On desks and in break rooms, in classrooms, at parties and get-togethers! Are there any healthy choices?
Some picks are better than others. Here are some choices to look out for and at the bottom is my Mother’s recipe for a great vegetable dip that she served at the holidays.
Appetizers to look for:
-cut fruit with yogurt dip
-Greek yogurt/horseradish dip with vegetables*
-smoked salmon (sans cream cheese)
-Goat cheese on pear slices
-wasabi and crab on endive leaves
Appetizers to steer away from:
-Artichoke/spinach dip with bread to dip
-Creamy cheese dips
-Nacho dip with chips
-Anything wrapped in pastry
-Anything fried and sitting in an orange colored sauce
-Mac-n-cheese with lobster
-Bread baskets with a cheese spread
Blanche’s Horseradish dip-
1 cup sour cream (I substitute 0% Greek yogurt)
2 tbsp. raw horseradish (called prepared)
dash of salt
1 tsp. paprika
Stir ingredients and serve with cut vegetables.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!