Easy and Healthy Holiday Party Food Inspiration

Tis the season for indulgence and never-ending parties! Whether you are the host or going somewhere else, you may be getting bored with your traditional contributions. Fret no more! Here are three blogs I’d suggest for wholesome, homemade goodies.

More Beets Please

So I’ll admit, I am biased when it comes to More Beets Please. Nicole, the author, is an old friend from grade school. That said, she is quickly becoming my healthy eating guru. When you check out her blog, you’ll see she has many great options no matter what type of healthy diet (and by diet, I mean a way of life, not necessarily a way to lose weight) you want.

These bacon-wrapped dates were actually the inspiration for this post. They look so succulent and sweet and… well, I want like four right now. (Related – if you make any of these for your holiday party, please invite me!)

Oh She Glows

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to have one day a week where I eat a vegan diet. I’m looking forward to this one because of the great meals and treats provided by Angela of Oh She Glows. Angela creates recipes that are completely plant-based. I’ve tried a bunch of things from the site that I’d never think I’d like, such as butternut squash mac and “cheeze” and chocolate pudding with avocado. They are all amazing!

This recipe for edamame hummus could be the perfect contribution to your New Year’s Day football-watching party. Or lunch today.

Eat, Live, Run

Jenna just wrote a book. And she gives recommendations for books to read on her food blog. Moral of the story – I want to be like her when I grow up. In the meantime, I’ll just be a faithful follower of her blog, Eat, Live, Run, and enjoy all the tasty recipes she shares. This blog is great for wholesome, approachable food. I’ve never needed to buy a random ingredient for a recipe from here, but it always tastes fresh and new.

As an example, let me suggest these popcorn balls for your party favors (or a fun project for the first blizzard of the year.)

There you have it – three new places for food inspiration. What are your favorite go-to’s for party recipes?

And most importantly – when are you sending my invite?!?

Happy holidays, y’all!



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