Dazzle with these foods at your Oscar Party
To match the glamour of the red carpet, serve dazzling hors d’oeuvres and finger foods at your Oscar party that everyone will love.
The award for the best hors d'oeuvre goes to the avocado cracker. This simple appetizer is packed with the goodness of whole grains and healthy fats. Peel an avocado and remove its pit. Cut into slices. Place each avocado piece on top of a whole grain cracker, and top with a slice of red bell pepper.
In the best dressed category you’ll find this low sugar, low salt popcorn, that you season yourself. Microwave a bag of plain popcorn. Divide into two bowls. Lightly spray popcorn with cooking spray and sprinkle with the spice mix. Use nutmeg and cinnamon for the sweet version, and cayenne pepper, curry, turmeric and black pepper for the savoury twist. You can decide who is the winner of this category.
This appetizer will win your heart with its omega 3 fats that are promoting cardiac health. Spread quark cheese (a spreadable low fat fresh cheese available at major grocery stores) on whole wheat Melba toast. Add a slice of cucumber. Top with a slice of smoked salmon.
Hollywood stars are not the only ones to sparkle at this award ceremony. Mix equal parts of your favourite 100% pure juice with soda water for a refreshing sparkling drink that has less than half of the sugar and calories of regular pop.
The stars of the night are the fruit skewers. Cut pineapple, strawberries, and melons into cubes. Arrange on a small skewer. To be completely star-struck with this vitamin packed bite, finish each skewer with a slice of star-fruit.
These tasty, nutritious bites are sure to add glitz and glamour to your Oscar party while taking away the salt and the fat. They are all so good, it’s hard to pick one winner.