Fiesta Food Tips 'n Tricks!
Standard party staples get tricked out by HG... Slimmed Down Chips 'n Dip
- For an easy, guilt-free take on classic chips 'n dip, grab a few bags of baked tortilla chips (in different colors and flavors!). We like Guiltless Gourmet's Spicy Black Bean
ones -- you can have about 18 of those chips for just 120 calories and 3g fat (POINTS®
value 2*). Then serve up a bunch of fun salsas to go with 'em (salsa is fat-free and low in calories). We're currently obsessed with the award-winning Fruit and Gourmet Salsas by Traverse Bay Farms
(so many varieties!), but you can also usually find a pretty good selection at most supermarkets. You could also serve your chips with some of HG's guilt-free dips, like our Rockin' Restaurant Spinach Dip
, Amazing ATE-Layer Dip
, and Creamy-Good Eggplant Dip
. MMMM! Cheese 'n Crackers Gone Guilt-Free
- Who doesn't love crispy crackers slathered with soft cheese? As good as that stuff is, each tiny ounce of full-fat cheese contains around 100 calories and 8g fat! Luckily, HG has the perfect fix for this party food. Set out a selection of The Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges
(if you unwrap 'em, no one will EVER know they aren't fancy, fatty soft cheeses!). Those creamy triangular cheeses come in Light Original Swiss, Light French Onion, and Light Garlic & Herb, and each generous wedge has only 35 calories and 2g of fat (POINTS®
value 1*). Then serve those suckers with skinny, seasoned rice crackers. Our faves are the ones by Crunchmaster -- they come in a bunch of awesome flavors and have just 130 calories and 2g of fat in each enormous 16-cracker serving (POINTS®
value 3*). A Pumped Up Veggie Platter
- Sure celery sticks and baby carrots are good for you, but they can also be boooring when it comes to a party platter. Jazz up your crudité display with sliced jicama, snow peas, cherry tomatoes, and sweet bell pepper strips in red, yellow, and orange. And who says you have to go all raw? Steam up some asparagus stalks and sprinkle 'em with lemon pepper seasoning, or grill some thin eggplant slices with nonstick spray and serve them rolled up with toothpicks. Then add any of those rockin' dips or salsas from the Chips 'n Dip section, and you're ready to go!