12 Sep 2016
Healthy Snacks For A Party
1)SMOKED SALMON ON TOASTS
In a word:-Omega 3s. The essential fatty acids are found only in a few foods, and salmon is one of the richest sources out there.Omega-3s helps keep blood pressure down, maintain healthy cholesterol levels, stave off heart disease, and if that’s not enough, they give your skin that healthy, dewy glow. Eating on omega -3 sources twice a week, so helping you to this delicious party snack means one more thing you can cross off of your “to-do” list.
If you’ve got your choice of several dips options, this is the one should win every time. Gracias, Mexico for contributing this incredible tasty food to cocktail parties the world over saving health-minded party goes mucho calories. Salsa’s main ingredients- tomatoes, peppers, and lime- are all jam packed with vitamins A and C, loaded with fiber, and super low-calorie.
Jumbo on protein and skimpy on fat and calories, this little crustacean may just be the best party appetizer there is. With just a few shrimp on your plate, you are less likely to gorge on the fattier options presenting themselves to you, because protein keeps you satisfied for longer. Shrimp also contains the mineral zinc, a rarity in finger food, which helps promote a strong immune system. As for the cocktail sauce, don’t overdo it. Bottled sauces often contain unhealthy amount of sugar. Try dipping them in salsa instead.
Pick up sticks. Of chicken, that is. The meat contained in this Asian-inspired appetizer is usually skinless and grilled, and therefore contains few calories of fat. Plus, the most popular seasoning is teriyaki glaze, which flavors the meat with less than a teaspoon of sugar. Just one ounce of chicken from this will give you almost 9-10grams of protein, keeping you satisfied enough.
“This is a low-fat item that because of the white rice, will keep you satisfied. The pieces with salmon or tuna inside deliver that coveted omega-3s, but even the fishless variety contains a healthy slice of cucumber or other veggies. The seaweed that hugs the rice, called nori, also packs a nutritious punch, as it contains minerals from the sea. Just make sure that sushi is at the party is the freshest possible. Also, steer clear if the pieces are fried or tempura or contain cream cheese.
6)FRUIT AND CHEESE
Women require 1000mg of calcium a day, which is all the more reason to hang out by the cheese platter. One or two good size cheddar cheese chunks will give you roughly 120mg, but they do add up in the fat and calories department, so don’t go nuts. Hard cheese like cheddar yields more calcium- and more calories than soft cheese like brie or goat. For fruit, load up on strawberries, pineapples, or kiwis for an extra wallop of vitamin C and an immunity boost.
7) RED WINE
Here’s a little fact to throw in: Red wine is chock-full of polyphony, a compound found in the skin of red grapes that aids circulation, lowers blood pressure, and promotes overall heart health. Sweeter wines will have a few more calories than the dry varietals, as will those with a higher alcohol content around 14 to 15 percent. Cut your calories in half by ordering a sprinter-half wine, half seltzer.