Healthy Cooking Article
Healthy Cooking Birthday Partiesby HealthyLivingTrends.com
When you decide to throw a birthday party most people feel that their diets have to be thrown out the window for the day. This does not have to be the case for the parties you throw! You can make healthy cooking birthday parties and keep your guests feeling happy and satisfied by the food you serve.
Most birthday parties include lots of chips and dips, candy, soda, and cake. This does not have to be the menu for your parties. You can completely change the menu and make healthy cooking birthday parties the standard for your life and the life of your children, friends, family, and loved ones.
Today with all that we are learning about how important a healthy lifestyle is it is crucial to make sure that we do not throw this knowledge away because we are celebrating a special occasion. In fact, a special occasion seems to warrant treating one's self better not worse. And, in reality when one eats poorly, one is not treating one's self well. Though some may argue and say they are treating themselves, live a little, etc. If a food item holds relatively little to no nutritional value then putting it in one's body is a complete disservice in a countless number of ways. Making sure that you start to make healthy cooking birthday parties a regular part of your life will teach your children, friends, etc. that such an endeavor is possible, it is good, and it will enhance everyone's life.
Healthy cooking birthday parties can be simple to create! Instead of buying a fattening onion dip for chips, why not purchase some low fat or nonfat yogurt and use that as a dip for a tray full of fresh strawberries, apples, bananas, and other such wonderful fruit treats! It is entirely healthy and it tastes incredible!
Instead of cooking hamburgers and hotdogs or ordering a pizza as many people do, for your healthy cooking birthday parties you can make turkey sandwiches or a nice big salad. Children eat these things already and just because it is a party does not mean that they need to eat junk food.
And if you want to totally transform your healthy cooking birthday parties, why not opt for a low fat to no fat dessert? You can make or order a nonfat yogurt cake. You can make cupcakes or a nice large cake and substitute yogurt for some of the more fattening ingredients. You can prepare jello in fun shapes. You can make frozen juice treats. There are many alternatives that are just as delicious and even nutritious!