With the holidays coming up, you will probably find yourself attending at least one potluck. Ensure there is a healthy option at your upcoming get togethers by bringing along one of these festive, healthy recipes.
1) Bruschetta Lentil Feta Dip
A favorite among vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Trader Joe’s carries all the ingredients to easily prepare this scrumptious dip. Serve cold with whole wheat pita chips, carrot chips, or cucumber slices. Recipe here.
Photo: Trader Joe’s2) French Onion Dip A healthy twist on French Onion Dip, Greek yogurt adds protein and shredded zucchini adds fiber to this party favorite. For a shortcut, add 1 packet of French Onion Soup mix with Greek yogurt and shredded zucchini. Serve with raw vegetables like cauliflower, cucumber, carrot, broccoli, tomatoes or snap peas. Recipe here. Photo: Love and Zest
3) Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili
Another favorite of plant-based eaters and carnivores alike. This hearty chili is filled with sweet potatoes, quinoa and black beans. Prepare chili ahead of time and warm in a Crock Pot before serving. Serve with toppings like cilantro, Greek yogurt, sharp cheese and avocado. Recipe here.
Photo: What’s Gaby Cooking
4) Broccoli Crunch Salad
Substitute ⅓ cup of Greek yogurt for ⅓ cup of mayonnaise in the dressing for this broccoli salad. Loaded with raw broccoli, bacon, cranberries, red onion and roasted sunflower seeds, this salad is a great addition to any potluck. Prepare at least 1 hour in advance to let flavors meld. Recipe here.
Image: Simply Scratch
5) Blueberry Oatmeal Cookies
These are not your typical oatmeal cookies. Dried blueberries give this oatmeal cookie recipe a unique, tart twist. Add 2 Tablespoons of ground flax seeds for more fiber and/or white chocolate chips for a sweeter treat. Recipe here.
Image: Amy’s Healthy Baking
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