Friday, February 28, 2014

Host a Healthy Oscar Party

Oscar night is kind of our equivalent to Superbowl Sunday. It’s the one night we completely indulge in the glamorous celebrity lifestyle. What better way to celebrate this enchanted night than with family and friends? Send out the invites, dress to the nines (or your yoga pants! Either works!). But, don’t forget the champagne.

A designer dress might be enough to get the paparazzi's attention, but a homemade Oscar appetizers are the key to anyone’s heart. Wow your guests with these red carpet-ready recipes for your special night at the Oscars (aka your living room).

Tomato & Avocado Bruschetta

No contest here, this recipe will win The Oscar for “Best Dish.” Serve as a bruschetta or a star-studded simple salad.

1 large tomato, chopped
1 medium cucumber, chopped
1 medium avocado, ripe, chopped
½ medium yellow onion, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 box whole grain crackers

1. In a large bowl, combine your chopped vegetables including: tomato, cucumber, avocado, and onion.
2. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Stir well.
3. Top each cracker with a tablespoon of bruschetta mix. Serve!

Serves 4

Pomegranate Wine Spritzer

This light and refreshing white wine spritzer is the perfect pair to your Oscar winning appetizers.

½ cup white wine
½ cup sparking water
4 tablespoons pomegranate juice


Pour all ingredients into a wine glass. Stir and serve.

Serves 1

Recipes from our wonderful contributing blogger, Jaime Ruisi.

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