While it seems that most everyone likes a party, we sure do hear a lot of complaints about the “not so good” food and beverage choices we make when attending parties and the accompanying weight gain. While not everyone is concerned with food choices, as a good host it's always considerate to offer choices to our guests that enable them to stay on track with their eating plans. While it's not possible to cater to every person individually, there are a few things that are fairly easy to do.
Calorie-Conscious Party Hosting Tips
Offer Non-Alcoholic Alternatives
There are lots of reasons people choose not to drink alcohol whether it is religious, weight consciousness, driving responsibilities, etc. If you're serving a fancy signature drink at your party, be sure to have a non-alcoholic version of the same available too. Other good choices are sparkling waters, juices and sodas.
Veggies to the Rescue
Veggie trays have been a staple for decades and rightly so! They add a splash of color to your food table, along with a nice bit of crunch. Plus they offer up good nutrition and health conscious choices for everyone at the party.
Give Dips a Makeover
If you're making your own dips for your party, it is easy to turn a super fatty dish into something healthier. Just replace the sour cream in the recipe with Greek yogurt. You and your guests will never know the difference!
Size Down the Plates
Smaller plates let your guests feel like they are indulging with a full plate with a lot less being on that plate!! I'm not talking coaster-sized here, but cake-sized plates beat dinner plates any day. Plus, it requires guests to head to the buffet more often which creates more opportunities for mixing and mingling.
Desserts are an area where it is easy for the calorie-conscious to falter. Offer alternatives to high calorie desserts such as fresh fruits or Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods.
Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods in Salted Caramel Brownie Bliss are a great choice because the offer a delicious combination of rich chocolate brownie and ooey-good caramel all at only 80 calories and 4 SmartPoints® per serving! Plus, they are a quick and easy dessert option for hosting – just pick them up at your local grocery store (retail prices begin at just $3.29). There are lots of other flavors available as well, including:
Triple Chocolate Brownie Bliss
Mint Chocolate Brownie Bliss
Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss
Chocolate Crème Cake
Lemon Crème Cake
Red Velvet Crème Cake
Carrot Crème Cake
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
“Love It Or It’s Free” Challenge: Ready to serve Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods at your next party (or just to keep all to yourself)?? With the “Love It Or It’s Free” Challenge running through May 31, 2016, you can try Weight Watchers Sweet Baked Goods and if you don't love it you get your money back! Find complete details HERE.