Easy finger foods are easy to prepare and convenient to eat. The great thing about finger foods is that you may indulge in them without worrying about gaining weight. Take a look at five easy finger foods you can enjoy at a party, work or on the go while maintaining your weight.
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- Fruits and Vegetables: Sliced fruit and vegetables are a healthy addition to your picnic, party or even just to have as a snack. These are packed with nutrients, keep well and can be eaten quickly with your fingers. Some good finger food choices of fruit include berries, apples, melon, mangoes, oranges and pears. Recommended vegetables include cucumbers, celery stalks, carrot sticks, broccoli and cauliflower.
- Dips: There are various dips that can be had with vegetables, baked chips or pita bread. These include fresh tomato salsa, guacamole, black bean dip, peppers and onions or humus. While all these main ingredients can be sourced from your local grocery, you are better off making them from scratch yourself so as to control their caloric content.
- Pinwheels: Pinwheels are a popular party finger food. These may be wrapped in lettuce leaves or even tortilla – although the former offers a much healthier option than the latter. To prepare this finger food, simply put some mustard and low fat mayo on the lettuce leaf, top it off with some ham and turkey breast then roll it up – and voila! Different version of this classic finger food can be created by mixing choice vegetables with lean meats.
- Popcorn: Popcorn is easy to eat with your fingers, thereby offering another great choice for finger foods. Go for some air-popped popcorn that contains less fat and is lower in calories. Add some garlic salt, cayenne pepper or a sprinkle of parmesan cheese instead of butter. This will give you popcorn some flavor, without increasing your chances of adding weight in the process.
- Crackers and Cheese: Crackers and cheese are a classic must-have at parties or even in your lunchbox. Go for whole grain crackers that contain more nutrients including fiber and complex carbohydrates, as well as low fat cheese.