Party-Perfect Appetizer Recipe and Low-cal Alcohol Recipes and Tips

Having a Labor Day BBQ? Or, going to one? This is a healthy, delicious appetizer everyone will love.

Party-Perfect Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Combine 1-10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach (drained), 1 can chopped and drained artichoke hearts, 4 oz. fat-free cream cheese, 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, ½ cup fat free yogurt, ¼ cup skim milk, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes and serve with crudités and baked whole-grain pita chips.

Body-Conscious Cocktail Recipes and Tips

You can also do virgin versions of any of these. Leave out the alcohol, obviously.

Guiltless Margarita: Blend diet lemon-lime soda such as Sprite Zero with tequila, Crystal Light lemonade flavor, lime juice, and crushed ice. Serve with a lime wedge and a touch of salt on the glass rim if desired.

Chocolate Mudslide: Blend cocoa powder, skim milk, sugar-free chocolate syrup, sweetener, vodka, and crushed ice. Top with a dollop of light whipped topping and a shake of cocoa powder.

Mojito: Crush mint leaves and lime zest , and add lemon-lime soda and rum. Serve over ice with a lime wedge.

Flavored Vodka and zero-calorie mixer pairings:
-Cherry vodka + diet coke/pepsi/coke zero
-blueberry vodka + unsweetened iced tea
-Crystal Light (any flavor) + unflavored vodka
-New Crystal Light alcohol mixers–check to order (Flavors include mojito, margarita, and others)

Beers 100-calories or less: Bud Light Lime (delicious), Michelob Ultra, Miller Light, Coors Light, Bud Light, Bud Light Select (55 cal); MGD 64 (64 cal)

Wine (red or white) or Wine Spritzers: combine white wines with club soda and a splash of fruit juice.

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