For gatherings with friends, you don’t have to serve heavy and unhealthy snacks. You might as well come up with a healthier alternative and make your guests believe in diet cuisine. We present a handful of recipes that will conquer the palates of your guests!
Pasta with avocado and vegetables cut into bars
This is an idea for a quick and express snack for any party. Prepare a ripe, soft avocado. Crush them with a fork or blitz them in a blender. Add salt, pepper, lemon juice and sweet paprika to taste. Transfer the paste to a small dipping bowl, and prepare on a plate with sliced vegetables such as carrots, cucumber, bell peppers, celery, kohlrabi and radishes.
Hummus with bread and vegetables
You can buy ready-made hummus in the store or make it yourself at home. Just blend the chickpeas in a blender to a smooth paste, adding the brine from the can and seasoning to taste. As with the avocado paste, cut the vegetables into bars and place next to them on a plate. You can also add bread, such as a baguette. For a better visual effect, you can serve hummus on chicory or cabbage leaves.
Tomato quinoa bread
For the prepared pastes and dips you can bake your own bread. It will certainly taste better than the one bought in the supermarket, and you will impress your guests with your culinary talent. Here is a recipe for dietary tomato bread made from quinoa.
- 2 cups of white quinoa,
- 10 pieces of sun-dried tomatoes from oil,
- soy sauce,
- your favorite blend of herbs,
- 60 g of unsweetened rice drink,
- 25 g of canola oil or olive oil.
Soak the quinoa a minimum of 6 hours beforehand. Drain the water and blitz with the rice drink, oil, tomatoes, spices and herbs. Spread the resulting mixture on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake at 200°C for about 20 minutes.
Tzatziki dip is ideal for both meats and vegetables. Today we will show you how to prepare its dietary version.
- 1.5 cups of cashew nuts,
- 2 cloves of garlic,
- a mixture of your favorite herbs,
- lemon juice,
- olive oil,
- approx. 100 g of soy unsweetened calcium drink.
At least 1-2 hours before soak cashew nuts in water. Wash and peel the cucumber, then grate it on a large-mesh grater. Transfer to a strainer to drain.
Pour off the water from the cashews and blitz together with half of the soy beverage, a little lemon juice, garlic, herbs and a little olive oil. After a while, add the rest of the soy beverage and continue blending until you reach the right consistency.
Salad is the queen of any party. If you want to delight your guests, prepare a diet version of it.
- 15 g of chia seeds,
- 8 tablespoons of water,
- 1 teaspoon of chlorella,
- 5-6 tablespoons of sun-dried tomato paste,
- garlic clove,
- 3 tomatoes,
- a cube of tofu,
Soak chia seeds in water for 20-30 minutes. Mix together all the ingredients: chia seeds, sun-dried tomato paste, sliced garlic clove, drained sun-dried tomatoes, cucumber and diced tomatoes, tofu crumbled in your hand, chlorella and salt. Mix everything thoroughly.
Serve the salad with wholemeal bread.
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