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6 healthy party snacks

Posted on Mar. 9, 2016 ( comments)
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For National Nutrition Month, we're featuring a series of posts focusing on the importance of making informed food choices.

March is National Nutrition Month, a good time to refresh our healthy eating resolutions — and remember that food is not just fuel. It's often the centerpiece of social gatherings.

This year’s theme for Nutrition Month is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” which is all about taking time to enjoy food traditions and the social experiences food can bring to our lives.

“How, when, why and where we eat are just as important as what we eat,” says the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the organization behind National Nutrition Month.

Potlucks are a great way to combine food and socializing — but sometimes they make it all too easy to let your health goals go out the window.

Next time you find yourself preparing for a potluck, try one of these healthy recipes — maybe you’ll inspire others to do the same.

guacamole recipe

Cantina-style guacamole
In moderation, this fresh and easy guacamole recipe provides heart-health benefits from antioxidants and phytonutrients our bodies need from plant-based foods.

Yogurt dip

Delectable yogurt dip
Fresh fruit dips don’t have to high in calories. We’ve combined low-fat versions of cream cheese and yogurt to make this dip for your favorite fruits.

Robin's flax snacks

Robin’s flax snacks
These no-bake treats contain flax meal, which is high in fiber, vegetable protein, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids.

Edamame dip

Edamame dip
Replace heavy dips with this light, creamy hummus made from edamame, rich in protein and flavor.

Snack wraps

Simple vegan snack wraps
Hummus, avocado and red bell pepper are wrapped in nutrient-dense collard greens in this quick and easy recipe.

Mountain trail mix

Mountain trail mix
Full of heart-healthy antioxidants and brain-food nutrients, this simple trail mix would make a great addition to your potluck table.

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