Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing easy tips for staying on track this holiday season using ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Bars. From ways to indulge guilt free to gift ideas that are sure to keep friends and family on track, it’s been easy to see that these delicious holiday bars are a perfect indulgence for the holiday season that won’t leave you feeling live you’ve gotten off track after you eat them. And while I’ve already shared tasty ways to indulge this holiday season, today I want to talk to you about something even bigger….holiday entertaining. Because most of us will have friends and family over at some point. We’ll decorate our home and plan the perfect evening. And the best part is, ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple bars are the key to festive holiday entertaining that you can feel great about.
As I’ve planned my holiday parties, I’ve taken into account the need for better for you snacking options. I’ve wanted to find ways to serve up simple snacks that are bursting with seasonal flavors but don’t boast tons of fat and calories. And after a little bit of creative play in the kitchen, I’ve come up with festive ways to make sure that you’re party guests have options that will keep them on track with all their healthy eating goals!
Let’s take a look at a few festive snack ideas that will be adorning my table this holiday season. I’ll start by keeping it simple. If you’re planning on doing any holiday entertaining, a great place to start it by having easy to grab snacks all around. One of the quickest and easiest options I’ve found is to add ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Peppermint Bark and Pumpkin Chai bars to festive containers.
Sit them on tables. Put them within reach. And then encourage everyone at your party to snack better with these festive flavors that are less than 200 calories each and are packed with protein to keep you feeling full longer (meaning you can talk, laugh and enjoy the party longer without worrying about hunger).
But what if you need something a little more impressive for your holiday entertaining. I found myself asking that question earlier this week as I prepared for a holiday gathering. I knew that most of the people on my guest list would be looking for better options and of course I wanted to provide a tasty (and memorable) way to help them stay on track. After looking at my ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple bars and playing with a few festive ideas in my mind, I came up with a way to make the ultimate guilt free party platter that delivers on taste without being heavy on calories.
To start my tray, I pulled out my ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Peppermint Bark and Pumpkin Chai bars and cut them into fourths.
Then I washed some grapes, cup up some apples and pulled out some pomegranate seeds.
After laying out all of my ingredients, I pulled out a large tray and went to work! I started by adding a row of my ZonePerfect Bars pieces.
Then I added a row of fruit that was slightly shorter.
I repeated the process all the way up my tray to create a festive tree shape that looked amazing and was sure to deliver guilt free snacking to all my guests. Finally, I added a pomegranate star to the top and my holiday entertaining tray was ready to serve.
I have to say, it was a huge hit at my holiday party and each time I saw one of my guests reach for a delicious bite of the seasonal ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple bars, I couldn’t help but smile knowing that I had provided a festive way for each of them to snack smarter.
Through creating my tray, I discovered that while in the past I’ve thought festive foods couldn’t be good for you, I now know better.
I’ve seen how easy it is to take ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple bars and transform them into a festive snack that everyone raves about. And I don’t think any of my future holiday parties will be complete without this amazing addition.
As you plan for holiday entertaining this year, remember that what you offer for your guests to snack on matters. Give them a way to indulge in something sweet without the guilt! Give them the ultimate ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Christmas tree to ensure that your entertaining is festive, delicious and above all a way to enjoy holiday celebrations guilt free!
ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Peppermint Bark and Pumpkin Chai bars are available online and at select Target, ShopRite, Giant Eagle and Kroger stores nationwide. With prices ranging from $1.49 for single bars to $5.99 for a 5-count carton, they are the perfect guilt free addition to all your holiday celebrations!
Tell me, how would you serve ZonePerfect Perfectly Simple Bars at your holiday gathering?
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