Healthy party snacks for adults and kids alike! Here’s a simple and beautiful way to showcase these low calorie party snacks.
I swear one of these days we’re actually going to have a house warming party. A year and a half later is not too late! Recently we attempted to have some friends over, but the rain forced us to reschedule. The interior of our house is pretty tiny, so having the backyard open for people hanging out is key to us entertaining here.
Lately we’ve been working hard preparing our backyard for our new Studio Shed which should be installed in May. We’ve taken out 3 trees, and have cleared a corner of the yard to put up our new structure.
This little casita will serve as my office/studio, but we’re also planning to build a deck along our back fence to accommodate our patio furniture. I’m thinking this summer is going to be the perfect time to finally invite some friends over and do some real entertaining.
I’m already dreaming up our yard party premiere menu. It will surely involve smoked meats, The Hubs specialty, and although It may be another year before I have my dream vegetable garden fully planted, I’m thinking of putting together the ultimate healthy party platter with some finds from the local farmer’s market.
Recently, after a slew of sunny days, I felt inspired and put together this seasonally transitional snack platter The Hubs and I enjoyed for dinner. Crudités are more than just carrots and celery sticks these days! I added some fresh asparagus, broccoli rabe, and radishes (my favorite) as well as some local cheese and hearty crackers.
When it comes to dip options, a lot of people think, “what should I serve with hummus and pita?” Let me just tell you, the possibilities are endless.
I like to think beyond Ranch or spinach artichoke dip, so I opted for some roasted red pepper hummus, and a zesty tabbouleh that scoops easily onto endive leaves.
I filled in the gaps with veggie tray classics like cucumbers, tomatoes and carrots, and then added a bit of seasonal sweetness with some blood oranges and cantaloupe. So pretty right?
This is the type of food I want to eat every single day.
Although I might not be fully gardening until next summer, I can’t wait to get my raised beds put in and grow my own healthy snacks. I’m looking forward to serving more healthy snack combinations for years to come, and stay tuned for more on our yard remodel coming soon!
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