Day 2: Veggie Platter Makeover
On the second day of FitMas NCHPAD gave to you...A trick to jazz up your veggie platter with a new holiday hue!
Deciding what to bring to a holiday party is just as hard as browsing the dessert table. This holiday season, freshen things up by bringing a veggie platter with some killer dip! You may be thinking that this will get you the worst guest of the party award, but fear not the trick is in the presentation and dip selection.
Start by arranging brightly colored veggies in an eye-catching design that will help your platter stand out on a table full of sweet temptations. Second, providing a variety of non-traditional dips instead of the standard ranch dressing may also be a great way to spark the interest of your fellow guests. Chances are you're not the only one trying to control your waistline this holiday season!
Festive Veggie Plate Arrangements:
|From the NCHPAD Holiday Party!||From Pinterest via http://kellytoups.com/tag/christmas/.||From Pinterest.|
Zesty Green Goddess Dip
(From Cooking Light at http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/zesty-green-goddess-dip-50400000116777/)
2 cups trimmed watercress (about 2 bunches)
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup canola mayonnaise
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse 8 to 10 times or until just combined. Scrape the mixture into a bowl or serving dish. Cover and chill for 8 hours or overnight.
Amount per serving
1 Serving size = 3 Tbsp
Saturated Fat: 0.7g
For more Healthy Holiday Dip ideas go HERE or simply search healthy holiday dips in your preferred search engine.