Did you guys survive Thanksgiving? There’s no fighting it…the holidays are hard. They’re hard for most people. I read an article that stated that the average American gains between 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That’s a pretty big number for a month span! Thanksgiving is like the “it’s okay to overeat” holiday. Then December comes and the holiday parties fill our calendars. It’s easy to see where that extra 10 pounds comes from: Christmas cookies, cakes, homemade fudge, egg nog, candy canes, potlucks and social outings.
It doesn’t have to be that way, though. I’m not saying to skip all the holiday cheer! There are ways to enjoy the holidays without gaining those notorious 10 pounds. The biggest suggestion I have is to be the one that brings the healthier snacks to the party. I recently had the opportunity to try some new-to-me crackers and I liked them so much that I took them to a holiday party with the below dip recipe. Both were a huge hit!
The crackers are thin and delicate, crunchy and kind of nutty. I had the opportunity to try a few different flavors. I also liked that the crackers were between 40-70 calories each. The crackers are available in US stores, so check them out the next time you go grocery shopping.
I took the crackers and dip to my family Christmas party and everyone loved both. The crackers were gone in no time (and regrettfully I only took two boxes to the party, I should have brought three! I wasn’t expecting to run out so fast) and everyone liked them because they were big and sturdy–perfect for a thick dip. The ritz crackers are tasty but fall apart easily, unlike the Wasa.
Here’s the recipe I made that went perfectly with the crackers:
Do you want to give it a try?
Wasa is going to share the love with one of my readers. You can enter up to three times on this post for your change to win a $25 Gift Card and two boxes of Wasa Crispbread for you to try your own healthy recipe for a holiday party. How to Enter:
1. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet: “I want to win a $25 giftcard and some @Wasa_NA crispbread for healthier holiday snacking! @lisaeirene http://wp.me/p116Lc-98v”. Leave a comment here telling me you did so.
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me what healthier snacks you enjoy.
3. “Like” me on Facebook and leave a comment here telling me you did.
I will announce the winner on December 13th, just in time for some holiday cheer! Good luck!