This holiday weekend is the kick off for summer parties! We know that this is a season where BBQ's and other family events can be tricky. It is not easy to swap to this lifestyle and it can get a lot harder when we attend these event with family or friends who might not be too keen on the new plant loving you. We want to make this a little easier and help you with a few tips and recipes to make a good impression on all those meat lovin' skeptics! :)
I always want to make sure my dish that I bring is something that will be enjoyed by plant and meat eaters. I want to tempt them to ask me questions or at least give healthy food a shot.
Here are a few tips:
~ENJOY yourself. Focus less on the food and more on the family and friends! If they see you having a great time they are less likely to be "concerned about this new lifestyle of yours."
~Please eat a little something healthy before heading over. If you are partially full, you will be less tempted by unhealthy foods.
~Don't argue, for some reason people really enjoy teasing us plant eatin' folk! (this is a toughie for me, cuz I am a little too bold at times)
~Bring a dish that can be enjoyed by all!
A few of our favorite party dishes:
Hummus with veggies and pita chips!
And of course the NUMBER ONE crowd pleaser Anytime Bean Dip with corn chips
Happy Memorial weekend!