A good friend of mine asked me to host a jewelry party for her. As a host you provide the place for the party, a few snacks and the drinks. I love party snacks! But most of them are off limits in my book. I'm much more cautious about what I eat nowadays since my body doesn't process foods like it used to.
I wanted to be able to enjoy the snacks at my own party so I planned the menu to fit my needs. I stuck with my healthy eating motto - Simple, Clean, Organic, Healthy.
sliced red peppers - pea pods - Hummus
fresh organic salsa - organic tortilla chips
organic dark chocolate covered pretzels
organic crackers - sliced cheese
skewered cherry tomatoes - mozzerella balls - fresh basil
I served baked pita chips for those who wanted an alternative to chips. I also made a great salsa but it could work as a salad too.
Black-eyed Pea Salsa
1 can black-eyed peas, rinsed & drained
1 cup chopped red pepper
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 chopped (seeds removed) jalapeno
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp minced fresh garlic
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
sliced artichokes, chopped roasted red peppers, chopped avocado, chopped fresh basil and some olive oil -- all organic. This is a very yummy simple and easy salad.
Freshly air popped organic popcorn
Your topping options are endless.
drizzle olive oil mixed with your favorite spice -- paprika, curry powder -- garlic powder or coconut oil or grated Parmesan cheese.
Mini sandwiches or I like to call them pinwheels.
Whole wheat tortillas wrapped with your favorite sandwich fixings. I used provolone, turkey, ham and spinach leaves. I mixed a little garlic powder with some mayo and there you go! So simple and so yummy.
Of course what jewelry party would be without wine. I bought all organic wine and we combined the jewelry party with a little wine tasting.
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