Canapés. It’s a word that can strike fear into the heart of anyone trying to eat well or lose baby weight this festive season. It seems wherever you go during party season you’re confronted with a heavily-laden tray full of bite-sized snacks.
This isn’t great news when you’re following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge which tries to focus on fresh healthy snacks. We’ve put together a list of five Christmas canapes that aren’t laden with calories.
One of the primary problems with canapés, apart from the fact that they are, as the name suggests, a small starter before the ‘real’ food is served (which can blow your daily calorie goal out of the water before you’ve even sat down), is the ingredients used in their creation.
Rich, creamy cheeses, fatty cuts of meat and plenty of food that’s deep-fried seems to abound on trays everywhere.
Luckily there is a way to wrestle back some control over the situation. You can create your own healthy snacks to serve at home or take along to a party or gathering.
This way you’re able to choose what gets included, and more importantly, what is left out.
Our top picks include plenty of delicious, low-calorie veggies to balance out yummy cheese and creamy dips. The best bit? These canapés take less than 20 minutes to prepare and all have less than 250 calories per serve. Festive in color but not in calories, these snacks are simple to prepare. Slice some cucumber and top with sliced turkey, a dollop of cranberry sauce and a sprinkling of cheese. Makes 8-10 – 21 calories per serve
Our Top 5 Healthy Christmas Canapés
1. Cucumber, Turkey, Cheese, and Cranberry Stacks
Festive in color but not in calories, these snacks are simple to prepare. Slice some cucumber and top with sliced turkey, a dollop of cranberry sauce and a sprinkling of cheese.
Makes 8-10 – 21 calories per serve