Here are some of the ideas I have so far perhaps you can add some here and we could try for a healthy Christmas season together.
I won’t wait till I get hungry I will start nibbling at the healthy options and hopefully I will find I don’t end up getting really hungry and overeating. Nuts can be a problem for me so I will try eating pistachios or other nuts in their shells. Cracking the shells takes time and I won't be able to eat as many well thats my theory.
Homemade dip for 8 people
Spoon 500g of smooth, fat-reduced ricotta, cottage cheese, silken tofu or natural yoghurt into a blender or food processor. Add any of the following for flavour, and blend until combined: 1 avocado, 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of chopped chilli 100g of smoked salmon pieces, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and black pepper small can drained beetroot and 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1 roughly chopped Lebanese cucumber and 1-2 crushed cloves of garlic
Hommus (always a healthier option)
You can make a very healthy hommus from drained, canned chick peas (400g can) blended with 2 cloves garlic, 1-2 tablespoons of tahini and 2 tablespoons each of natural yoghurt and lemon juice.
Raw vegetables: try carrot sticks, green beans, snow peas (remove strings), zucchini and celery. Broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus can be dropped into boiling water for 1 minute, drained and then rinsed under the cold tap to keep them crisp.
Rice crackers or thin wafer crackers.
Rye bread cut into small triangles or squares.
Pitta bread: spray with olive oil, sprinkle with poppy and sesame seeds and bake in the oven until crisp. You can also try different herbs and seasonings
Deserts are a danger for I love cheese cake but I like fruit to and a healthy option is a fruit platter so I will make it a point to take one to each party I go to.