How to Feel Good About Serving Party Food
How to host a party and feel good about the food you are serving
1 - Use real food.
Real food grows in the ground or walks around. Processed food comes in a bag, box, wrapper, package, etc., and usually contains preservatives, additives and chemicals. Real foods are often also whole foods, which contain the maximum amount of nutrients.
2 - Make substitutions.
Turn favorites into healthy choices by substituting some of the ingredients. For example: whole wheat dough, whole grain crackers, endive & veggies for dips, etc.
3 - Add in super foods.
“Superfoods” are foods that contain a high concentration of nutrients. They satisfy, nourish and feed the body more than other foods. Some mainstream super foods are greens, asparagus, and foods with deep natural colors. Others are found in specialty food stores, for example, goji berries and bee pollen.
4 - Get a rainbow and you’re covered.
Dark, leafy greens like spinach and kale are best, but if you include a rainbow, the whole body benefits: red foods nourish the heart, orange foods nourish the eyes, yellow foods support the immune system and circulation, white foods help to lower LDL (bad cholesterol), while blue and purple foods contain cancer-fighting antioxidants.