Healthier Graduation Party Tips
How many graduation parties are you invited to this year? I count four, including the one I am giving for my daughter-my baby-I still can’t believe it. Graduation parties typically don’t have the healthiest food choices and the calories can add up quickly, but you can make better choices.
- Eat something prior to the party to control appetite
- Limit alcoholic beverages-choose water or carbonated water w/ fruit or diet soda instead
- Fill half your plate with fruit and vegetables
- Eat slowly
- Use the small plate and only choose the foods you absolutely love and leave the rest
Of course, if you are giving the party, you can serve healthier choices! My daughter, who is vegan, has requested only vegan foods be served. I have found some tasty recipes like vegan lentil meatballs for meatball subs in whole grain buns and marinated grilled carrots to serve in whole grain hot dog buns instead of hot dogs!
Happy, healthy partying!