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Season’s greetings to all you folks out there throwing parties and hosting events during the most wonderful time of the year. Yoga dancer pose This week kicks off a three-part series dedicated to fun, food and flavor this holiday season. Hotbox yoga west philly I plan to arm you with all the tools you will need to host a fun event of any magnitude sprinkled with tasty treats. Yoga poses for tight hip flexors The best part is that it will be easy on your stress level, pocket and waist line.

First up, let’s talk appetizers. Yoga for hair growth youtube Whether you’re throwing a dinner party or making a meal, appetizers are great for any occasion. Yoga shakti Quick little bites bursting with flavor can put any Scrooge in the holiday spirit. Yoga bristol nh Appetizers are the perfect party food because they require few ingredients and little effort. Yoga in daily life whitestone ny At least the ones I like to prepare fit that description. Yoga moves nyon I always go for things that can be made in advance, in a crock pot or thrown together in a matter of minutes. Yoga district dupont Here are some no-fail finger food suggestions to leave your guests feeling satisfied.

Meatballs — need I say more? These are a great option in any situation. Yoga nyc chelsea Visit your grocer’s freezer section for some premade meatballs that you can add your own sauce recipe. Namaste yoga farm gokarna review If you want to get fancy, make them from scratch but frozen works perfectly fine. Yoga calgary sw Put the fresh or frozen meatballs in your crock pot and then prepare the sauce — it’s actually really simple. Sup yoga houston Mix a jar of grape jelly and a bottle of your favorite original BBQ sauce together and pour over the meatballs for a classic flavor, substitute a spicy BBQ sauce for some added heat or mix a bottle of original BBQ sauce with a bottle of chili sauce for a tangy flavor. Information about yoga and its types Get creative with alternative flavors such as Asian chili or marinara for a whole new twist.

Speaking of a twist, pop open a can of crescent or biscuit dough to make all sorts of easy apps. Bikram yoga richmond facebook The best part about premade dough is all of the ways you can stuff it.

Piggy blankets are always a crowd favorite. Yoga body naturals Take some crescent dough and wrap it around little mini sausages and bake until golden brown. Anusara yoga denver Add a piece of cheese to the mini sausage before rolling the dough. Yoga music video download Got leftover ham? Roll that up with some cheese. Yoga retreats uk 2014 Roll up some chocolate chips in the crescent dough and sprinkle with powdered sugar for a sweet treat. Yoga source santa fe schedule Spread some store-bought pesto on the dough and lay diced roasted red peppers on it, roll it up in a log, slice and bake for pesto pinwheels.

Last but not least on our list of easy appetizers are dips — made as simple or as complicated as you want. City yoga st augustine Simple doesn’t mean you’re skimping on flavor; some of the best dips have less than five ingredients. Lotus yoga loft Buffalo chicken dip has shredded chicken, ranch dressing, sour cream, cream cheese and hot sauce. Yoga asana sanskrit names Serve on crackers or toast points. Earth yoga palma Salsa has tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Yoga manly vale Serve with tortilla chips. Easy yoga exercises for losing weight Guacamole has avocados and — here’s the best secret ever — pico de gallo. Lotus yoga retreat goa india Serve with tortilla chips, Triscuits or fresh veggies. Yoga hareketleri resimli * Side note: Pico de gallo is just diced onions, tomatoes and cilantro that you can buy already prepared. Yoga hareketleri isimleri It goes well with everything. Yoga montreal west Makes really delicious and quick guac if you’re in a hurry. Yoga for you dedham Don’t forget to squeeze a little lime juice on that avocado to keep it from turning brown.

If you want a quick fruit dip, just mix a cup of low fat vanilla yogurt and cinnamon to taste and serve. Surya yoga venice My favorite veggie dip consists of one cup of plain non-fat Greek yogurt and a dry ranch seasoning packet.

The tip to a great cold dip is to make it ahead and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours so the flavors get better acquainted. Yoga teacher training dubai 2013 The tip to great hot dips is to use a crock pot liner so clean up is a breeze. Yoga poses for neck shoulder pain The other tip to a great hot dip is easy — cheese.

Now that we have covered the essentials, let’s explore two topics I can’t get enough of: food safety and healthy snacks. Sahaja yoga You will have a happier holiday if you don’t have food poisoning. Yoga instructor jobs nj Just remember to keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold. Christian yoga youtube Get those leftovers into the fridge in a timely fashion. My yoga journal Within two hours to be specific. Bikram yoga voorhees groupon Bacteria love holiday appetizers just as much as your guests, don’t invite them to the party. Yoga shops at legacy My favorite thing to have on a buffet line isn’t even something you can eat. Hatha yoga description Have a bottle of hand sanitizer by the plates and napkins so people remember to “wash their hands” before digging in.

Holiday parties can have many delicious foods full of flavor as well as calories. Baptiste yoga training Here are some tips to cut calories but not flavor. Divya yoga products list Serve dips with whole wheat crackers, fruit or veggies. Laughter yoga exercises Don’t be afraid to serve fruit and vegetable based apps. Sun yoga Caprese salad kabobs are simple, light and elegant. Triad yoga greensboro Dazzle your guests by serving fruit infused sparkling water to drink instead of sugary punch.

These easy appetizers will satisfy your guests without making them too full. Ashtanga yoga Though the holidays are often filled with rich, heavy foods, it doesn’t have to be that way. Dallas yoga center reviews Check out these recipes, they’re good examples of light finger food that are just as delicious and better for you than other more traditional appetizers.

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Nutritional analysis per serving:20calories, 1 gram fat,4 milligrams cholesterol, 94 milligrams sodium, 1 gram carbohydrate, 1 gram fiber, 1 gram protein

On each wooden skewer, thread a tomato, basil leaf, cheese ball, basil leaf and finish with another tomato. Best yoga workout videos on youtube Place skewers on a serving plate. Bihar school of yoga usa In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil and the vinegar; drizzle over kabobs just before serving.

Nutritional analysis per serving: 45 calories, 4 grams fat, 5 milligrams cholesterol, 12 milligrams sodium, 2 grams carbohydrate, 1 gram protein