Entertaining season is well underway for the Lifeway team and if you’re like us, you look for healthy (or at least healthier) options when entertaining guests. To us, healthy is synonymous with delicious and it almost always means our kefir will be involved in some capacity.
To help us get through the holidays with our belts and wallets in one piece, we turn to simple recipes to feed crowds of hungry friends and family members. Check out our five favorite healthy holiday snacks for quick and easy ideas for your next holiday get together.
5 Healthy Holiday Party Snacks
Plain Kefir + Pomegranate Arils + Fresh Rosemary
It doesn’t get much more simple (or festive!) than this. We simply pour our Organic Whole Milk Plain Kefir in tall shooter glasses over fresh pomegranate arils. Add a sprig of rosemary before serving for a fragrant and beautiful accent.
Salted Caramel Protein Kefir + Apple Sticks + Pumpkin Seeds
Our take on a caramel apple, our new Salted Caramel Protein Kefir pairs with sliced apple sticks (go for a sour apple for a sweet-tart punch) and raw pumpkin seeds. This combo also works well with our Lowfat Madagascar Vanilla Kefir, if Protein Kefir is hard to find.
Beet Veggie Kefir + Farmer Cheese + Fresh Herbs
For a savory twist, we grab out oh-so seasonal Beet Veggie Kefir. Beautiful and burgundy, we top the luscious color with a scoop of creamy Farmer Cheese and a sprig of fresh herbs (dill, chives and parsley all work great). Red and white, what more could you want?
Apple Pear Chia Kefir Pudding
Moving away from pour-and-go into the realm of preparation, we always keep a big batch of kefir chia pudding on hand in our fridge during the holidays. Not only does it make a great filling breakfast, but it also works beautifully as a snack or side dish when entertaining. We use our Apple Pear Cobbler Perfect 12 Kefir in this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite kefir flavor. Top these shooters with crushed graham crackers and your favorite seasonal fruit for a treat that will delight guests young and old (and provide them with healthy fat protein!). Get this recipe here.
Strawberry Frozen Kefir Float
Finally, a favorite from the Lifeway archives, our strawberry frozen kefir float harkens back to childhood, but is perfect for grownups, too. Simply drop a scoop of your favorite Frozen Kefir into a glass and top with a contrasting kefir flavor for a thick and creamy dessert that is so much better for you than a traditional root beer float. Get this specific recipe here.