Make the most of your veggies
I always aim to have a good food spread when throwing a party. We did pizza and sandwiches, and for a veggie I first thought about making a salad. The kicker? Uhh, I don't really like salad/raw veggies very much, plus it takes up a lot of room on a plate, and it's hard to eat if you're standing holding a plate. My go-to veggies are marinated veggies. They're still raw, but packed with tangy, peppery flavor. Throwing on a simple marinade doesn't add more than a few calories either. My favorite combo is sliced cucumbers, red onion, and grape tomatoes. You could add whatever you like! Diced peppers, mushrooms, radishes, shredded carrots- clean out that veggie drawer. To make this into a meal you could add chickpeas and hardboiled eggs. Such an easy base.
Whisk together and pour over veggies. Cover veggies and let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour, but no more than a whole day in advance.
So easy! I let the adults have this and the kids could grab some plain raw veggies. Even though it was party time, I still made my kids have their veggies before their cake. Dietitian mom for the win!