Christmas Party Planning

Over the next 12 days we will go over a Holiday Planning Guide to help you stay healthy and still enjoy the Christmas and New Year’s festivities.

We will have recipes, drinks options and desserts of course that will have a healthier approach.

Christmas Eve we will release a PDF printable document so you can use the recipes and tips.

Day 1:
Make a plan.  Writing out a menu and making a plan will help you to make smart choices.
Decide what foods you will be serving or taking with you to the party.
Concentrate on healthy proteins and vegetable trays for starters.
Pick your appetizers.
Pick your main course.
Chose 2-3 side dishes.
Get creative with your dessert options.
Keep any alcoholic drinks “skinny”.

Today we will feature appetizers:

Candied Nuts

Carol’s Candied Nuts

3 C. raw nuts
1/4 C. raw honey
1 1/2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Topping:
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp sugar substitute (I use Rapadura)

Place nuts in a skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until nuts are a lightly toasted. In a bowl mix honey, butter and cinnamon. Mix in the nuts until all the nuts are coated with the honey mixture. Bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes. When you take the nuts out of the oven sprinkle with topping. Cool and enjoy.

Heavenly Ranch Vegetable Dip
1 rounded Tbsp. Heavenly Ranch Salad Dressing
3/4 c. mayonnaise or Greek Yogurt
1/2 c. buttermilk

Blend together and serve with vegetables of choice!

Click Here for a complete list of seasonal appetizers.

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