Healthy Entertaining: Summer 2015

5 Healthy Appetizers

  1. Salsa. Salsa goes with everything – eggs, crackers, vegetables, and more. Try serving Casaba Melon & Cucumber Salsa at your next get together.
  2. Farmers Market Gazpacho. A versatile, yummy soup that will compliment any meal. Recipe: Farmers Market Gazpacho
  3. Broiled Tomatoes & Cheese. Feature juicy summer tomatoes at your next party by serving this dish. Recipe: Broiled Tomatoes & Cheese
  4. Fruit Soup. A twist on soups. This refreshing dish is a good start to any meal and your guests will be begging for the recipe. Recipe: Fruit Soup
  5. Cucumber Yogurt Dip. Enjoy the cool, invigorating taste of cucumber mixed with creamy yogurt as an appetizing dip for vegetables or crackers. Recipe: Cucumber Yogurt Dip

5 Healthy Breakfasts

  1. Rise & Shine Cobbler. Whoever said dessert is not for breakfast? This luscious cobbler will start your morning off right! Recipe: Rise & Shine Cobbler
  2. Super Yogurt. Goes together in a snap and will keep you satisfied for a long time. Recipe: Super Yogurt
  3. Oatmeal. Having a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast is a great start for the day! Top with different berries, nuts or dried fruit to increase the amount of nutrients your body will get. Recipe: Banana Split Oatmeal | Heartwarming Oatmeal w/Fruit & Nuts
  4. Smoothies. Start every morning off right even if you are short on time. Set up a smoothie bar with different yogurts, fruits, and vegetables for guests, or whip up an easy Banana Raspberry Smoothie to enjoy.
  5. Toast. Topping 100% whole-wheat bread with different fruits creates a filling breakfast everyone will like. Try using a light cream cheese spread and top with fresh sliced nectarines or strawberries. Or, use a low-fat peanut butter and add sliced bananas or blueberries.

5 Healthy Favors & Gifts

  1. Berry Basket. Invite a friend to join you at a ‘you-pick’ berry farm and then make jam together, or give a loved one a basket of berries you picked for them to indulge in.
  2. Salsa. Fresh salsas are easy to create and they make great gifts. Maybe even try canning so friends can enjoy your salsa throughout the year. Recipe: Peachy Chipotle Salsa | Kiwifruit & Mango Salsa.
  3. Dried Fruit. Make your own dried fruit to share with friends. If you don’t have a dehydrator, some fruits can be dried in the sun or in an oven. Visit National Center for Home Food Preservation to learn more.
  4. Garden Baskets. Share the bounty of your garden with friends and family. Either bring a basket of produce as a gift or extend an invitation to come pick at your house.
  5. Infused Water. Bring water infused with different citrus fruits, berries or cucumbers to share at your next gathering. The refreshing taste will make you the hit of the party.

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