The holidays are full of sweets and treats, but we are making the healthy stuff much more fun with holiday party veggie wreaths and dip!
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Marzetti, but all opinions remain our own.
We love the holidays around here, almost as much as we love food and these holiday party veggie wreaths and dip. But seriously. 🙂 However, this year is proving to be much different than past holidays. Every time I’ve been pregnant and struggled with Hyperemesis (you can read a bit about our survival story in This Post, This one about the Raw Truth and This One about healing or you can search hyperemesis on the site as there are plenty of posts and even the update on the crazy arrival of our little guy.) I’ve learned so much about life, family, myself, and my faith. This past pregnancy really made us think about those we love and what a miracle life and our bodies are. That’s why this season we are really emphasizing time spent together with our friends and family and of course enjoying good food together. One thing we’ve kind of fallen in love with is holiday party veggie wreaths and dip. Marzetti® has teamed up with us to share a little more on our newest tradition.
We’ve found that everyone actually really enjoys fresh fruits, veggies and dips at parties even though the tendency is to make gobs of treats and comfort foods, so it was natural for us to find a fun way to take care of ourselves during the holidays. It’s a nice break from all of the sugar and the veggies will go much faster than you think!
How do we make it fun for everyone? Easy, we make holiday wreaths! Not only does it help the kids to stay busy but it’s a fact that letting kids be involved with their food actually helps them try new things and have better eating habits. Plus, we’ve found that adults love to make their own as well! And even if we go ahead and make veggie wreaths before the party everyone is totally pulled in by the cute presentation! The key is to get a variety of veggies and then pick out a high quality, thick dip that enhances a veggie’s fresh, natural goodness. Marzetti works best because it has a delicious blend of flavors and herbs and pairs really well with veggies.
The better you eat the better you feel and no one wants to be sick by the end of the holidays. We love to place a little dish of Marzetti dip in the middle of the wreath and the kids call it, snow capped veggies when they dip. I love it!
And come spring I am totally thinking that a fruit flower pot and fruit dip by Marzetti would be so fun for baby and bridal showers, right?! Now, a little holiday love for you all, enter to win a $50 giftcard and let us know your favorite way to use veggies and make sure you head to the store and look for this packaging so you can buy your own for a holiday wreath that is good for you!
What Fresh Vegetables are Healthiest?
Spinach is one of the healthiest vegetables because of it’s high concentration of Vitamins A and K.
Spinach is also high in antioxidants, which can help reduce the risk of chronic disease.
Carrots are packed with Vitamin A and they contain beta-carotene, an antioxidant that could help in cancer prevention.
Broccoli is high in vitamin K and vitamin C and contains a good amount of folate, manganese and potassium.
Green Peas are incredibly nutritious.
One cup of green peas contain 9 grams of fiber, 9 grams of protein and vitamins A, C and K, riboflavin, thiamin, niacin and folate.
From providing essential vitamins and minerals to fighting disease, it’s clear that including vegetables in your diet is crucial for good health.
Holiday Party Veggie Wreaths and Dip
- 1 container Marzetti Ranch Dip
- 1 Head Broccoli, chopped
- Bell Peppers in Red, Yellow, Orange
- Grape Tomatoes
- Cheese of Choice
- Cut the cheese into stars.
- Slice the peppers into strips like ribbon.
- On a large platter, stand up pieces of broccoli and then decorate with remaining items.
- Place the dip in the center and either cover and refrigerate until serving or serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 384 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 22.1mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 9.9g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5.3g Protein: 3.3g
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Marzetti Veggie Dips. The opinions and text are all mine.