Entertaining For the Holidays and Staying Healthy
It’s one of our favorite times of the year when we cozy up at home, see family and friends, and celebrate the season. Having entertaining ideas in your back pocket is key to making these upcoming weeks joyful and stress-free.
Easy entertaining doesn’t need to mean unhealthy, however. Little Green is happy to offer you a few ideas that won’t leave you feeling laden down with only cheese and crackers and less-than-nutritious snacks.
How about preparing a glamorous appetizer board or platter, that is sparkling with veggies, fruits, and delicious dips?! I like to include (on a large, beautiful platter or tray): sliced cucumber, heirloom multi-colored carrots, cherry tomatoes, homemade hummus (or red beet hummus), a pomegranate or two, sliced pears, grapes, a bowl of salted almonds, oil cured olives, cornichons, orange wedges. I also included here cucumbers with smoked salmon, dill, and a dollop of our Lime Crema on top! This board above was for four people. You can multiply and add based on the number of your guests!
Little Green’s Homemade Hummus:
- 2 cans chickpeas
- 2/3 cup tahini
- 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped
- 1 lemon zest, and juice
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- For red beet hummus: also add in 1 roasted red beet (skin removed)
Combine in a vitamix or blender until smooth.
- 3/4 cup cashews, raw soaked for 2-3 hours
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 clove garlic roughly chopped
- 2 lime zested and juiced
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper freshly ground
- 4 Tbsp. water added to blender 1 at a time, adding more if needed.
Combine in vitamix or blender until smooth.
Images of our red beet hummus and other healthy veggie and fruit board ideas below! Enjoy, my friends!