It’s that time of year again where the office parties, potlucks, and friendly gatherings are booking up your calendar! They can be daunting to those of us trying to live a healthy lifestyle or are working on losing weight, but the don’t have to be! Especially when it is a party where you get to help bring dishes. Make sure you bring something that you know is on your plan and you can fill up on in case there is not much else you can eat. Remember though it’s ok to treat yourself, just everything in moderation. So I have put together a list of some of my favorite “healthy” recipes you can bring to a friends party or office potluck!
Bite Size Appetizers
If you want to bring something that is easy eaten in a bite or two and is more of an appetizer these are all great recipes featuring lots of veggies and protein with a flavorful kick! Remember there are always ways to substitute ingredients that may not work for you or your diet, so get creative and test out some new recipes.
Cauliflower Mac and Cheese Bites (I love this recipe because you line the tins with prosciutto, you can also sub cream cheese for cottage cheese)
Zucchini Garlic Bites
Garlic Parmesan Turkey Meatballs
Firecracker Chicken Meatballs (all time fan favorite! I have been making this recipe for years! It’s high on sugar but dang it’s delicious!)
Dill Cucumber Bites (If you don’t have a place to re-heat this is a great option!)
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
Prosciutto Wrapped Pear and Blue Cheese
Hummus and Red Pepper Bites
Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Drizzle
Roasted Brussels with Garlic Aioli
Everyone loves a good dip! They are easy and transportable, you can easily bring more that just chips to dip in, which is where you get the most calories in a dip. Try carrots, celery, or cheese crisps instead!
Buffalo Chicken Dip (you can never go wrong with this fan favorite!)
Skinny Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Black Bean Salsa (cult classic and can be made year round for any occasion!)
Loaded Hummus Plate
Always a great option when you are really trying to stick to your plan. Bring a salad and fill your plate all up with this yummy goodness so you don’t feel left out of the party, but also don’t feel tempted to indulge in other items co-workers and friends brought in.
Brussels Sprout Salad
Pear and Pomegranate Salad
Warm Kale Salad
Warm Kale, Broccoli, & Sweet Potato Salad
Kale Caesar Salad
No holiday party is complete without something a little sweet! Just keep it in check and don’t over do it. These recipes are all 21 day fix and 2Bmindset approved as long as you don’t eat too many!
Healthy Dark Chocolate Bark
Chocolaty Fruit Dip
Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle
Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars
Coconut Date Balls