It is a Friday night and my dinner party is scheduled for the next day. I am frantically searching the cooking channels trying to find healthy appetizers that are simple, but elegant. As I settle on to one of my favorite cooking shows I feel the pressure of planning snacks that are both delicious and nutritious weighting on my shoulders.
After a few minutes, I get a grip on reality. Planning a dinner party with healthy appetizers and snacks cannot be that difficult. I think of all my favorite snack foods that provide lasting energy and leave me feeling refreshed throughout the day. The colors of the different types of fruits, vegetables and cheeses spring into ideas for colorful and healthy snacks.
Healthy Appetizers: Pick a color any color
If you are at a complete loss and fear you may never be able to create the perfect healthy appetizers, try picking your favorite color. Start with the basics: red, green and blue. You may decide to go with a red pepper that is bright in color, but sweet in taste or maybe try kale as a simple, but colorful soup. Perhaps, you would like to start with blueberries and a creamy dip. Whatever color you choose, be as creative as you wish and put those skills you learned in Elementary school to use.
Healthy Snacks: A more subtle color
Once you have decided on your bright and cheerful appetizers, try going with a more subtle and relaxed healthy snack option. John Wm. Macys CheeseSticks are an elegant and healthy option for the perfect dinner party snack. In order to compliment your colorful array of healthy appetizers, stick with crackers, breads or nuts that are light in color and texture. Your guest will quickly notice the time and effort you invested into the array of combinations for healthy snacks and appetizers.
Cheese Recipes: From white to yellow
Complimenting any healthy appetizer or snack idea can be easy with the right assortment of cheese. Often cheese can add a variety of color, texture and flavor to any dinner party. Try pairing your fruit with a mild cheese or use your own cheese recipe to compliment any dish. Make sure to use cheese in small doses to keep your appetizers healthy and light.
After you have taken a trip down memory lane and revisited all the elements of combining colors, remember to take a few seconds to admire your creative work. You have succeeded your goal of creating healthy snack and appetizers for your guests.