Healthy Recipes for Your Parties

Once you get engaged then your social agenda gets busy. You get invited to events like bachelor and bachelorette parties, family get togethers, rehearsal dinners.

On the other hand you may be wanting to slim down a little before the big day. So attending these parties can be a challenge to your weight goal.

It may be time to start exploring healthy alternatives. Blenders have gained popularity because they can produce good food fast. Have a look at some of these recipes.

Recipes are courtesy of Blendtec blenders are a blender and food processor rolled into one, making more than just frothy smoothies. They can be used to make margaritas and mixed drinks, of course, but also salsas, dips, hummus, pizza dough or brownies.

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Berry Smoothie

Berry Red Smoothie

Bite for bite, berries offer a higher concentration of antioxidants than most other foods, and summertime is the prime time to indulge in these red jewels.


  • 11⁄4   c apple juice
  • 1  banana
  • 1   c frozen strawberries
  • 1   c frozen raspberries


Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Make this delicious soup with fresh produce from your local farmer’s market.


  • 3   cloves garlic
  • 1   medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 2   lbs tomatoes, quartered
  • 2   red peppers, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 1   tbsp olive oil
  • 1⁄2   c vegetable broth
  • 1⁄2   c low-fat milk
  • 3⁄4   tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 1⁄4   tsp ground black pepper
  • 1⁄8   tsp paprika

Guacamole Cheese Dip

This dip travels well, so whether the party is at your place or at a friend’s, bring it along to please any crowd!


  • 8   oz Neufchâtel cheese
  • 11⁄2   avocados
  • 2   green onions, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 2   oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3   tbsp cilantro
  • 1⁄8   tsp garlic powder
  • 1   tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1⁄2   tsp chili powder
  • 1⁄2   tsp kosher or sea salt
  • 1⁄8   tsp paprika
  • 1⁄8   tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄4   tsp ground cumin