Parties and potlucks aren’t exactly a bastion of healthy food.
It’s not like people usually walk away from a buffet table groaning, “Oh, I feel so nourished and alive!”
Rather, one is often over-stuffed and groaning to be sure, that heavy feeling in the gut resulting both from the quantity and quality of the food in question.
I always attempt to bring something healthy to keep with our family’s real food ideals (and something I know my kids will eat!), but if a party-goer has to choose between a pile of lovely spinach and those little wieners wrapped in crescent rolls with a spicy, MSG-laden dipping sauce, guess which platter goes home empty?
Party food success is a union of great taste and a pleasing appearance, and when you’re in the minority trying to avoid processed food, you have to speak the language of the majority.
The food has to be recognizable, first and foremost!
That’s why I bring a lot of dips to a potluck or volunteer to bring a salad to our family’s holiday parties – people know what they’re seeing and are more likely to try it.
I created this party food cookbook so you can reclaim real food at potlucks, and wave goodbye to junk!
Download the free e-cookbook with tried-and-true party recipes just for you.
All the recipes are simple, inexpensive real food goodies you can bring to parties and potlucks, and the eCookbook is my gift to you.
Easy Real Food Recipes for All Ages:
- 10 whole foods recipes that won’t break your budget
- Well-tested appetizers, salads and desserts that every guest will recognize and enjoy
- Practical strategies for sharing healthy food with others
- And the valuable secret to getting kids to eat real food in the face of a rich buffet spread…
Grab the cookbook and get started!
I also have a secret strategy for getting your own kids to choose the right foods when faced with a party buffet of junk food – page one in the free download, don’t miss it!