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08-26-2011, 02:45 PM
So I have been googling for an hour and not too impressed so far. My neighbors and are having a 'hurricane party', aka getting together with food, drinks, and candles so we all don't have to sit at home alone when the power goes out! ;)

I want to bring a healthy appetizer. I am trying to do something fun instead of my usual hummus and veggies (which I will probably bring as well! ).
The host is pregnant - so I am trying to stay away from any foods that are off limits for her. Suggestions??


08-26-2011, 03:09 PM
Depending on her tastes and eating habits, turkey wrapped jalapeno poppers might not be so bad. If you core them very well that gets rid of most of the spicy stuff. I made these the other day and it didn't even register as hot on my tongue.

(Side note: I ate everything throughout my pregnancy with the exception of bottom feeder fish, sushi, etc. The known "dangerous" culprits. I did not limit my palette to exclude curry, hot peppers, onions, etc. Just depends on the preggo lady!)

08-26-2011, 04:05 PM
Roasted Red Bell Pepper Hummus

16 ounces chickpeas
6 ounces roasted red bell peppers
1 jalapeno, seeded, diced
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon paprika
3 tablespoons chopped onion
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 tablespoon chipotle pepper in adobo
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Toasted pita bread, for serving
Mix all ingredients, except olive oil and pita bread, in food processor until pureed, then slowly add in olive oil.

Let set up for 1 hour prior to serving.

Serve with toasted pita bread.

08-26-2011, 04:49 PM
At the last party I catered, I did stuffed mushrooms. I have a recipe at home, but they were turkey sausage stuffed - similar to This Recipe ( but without the cheese.

08-26-2011, 05:09 PM
I second stuffed shrooms - they have sort of fallen by the wayside. I use chopped shrimp, egg white and cheese (soft goat with a hit of parmesan is nice).

A big bowl of edamame in the pod keeps hands and mouths occupied, is trendy, and provides protein.

Do popcorn in different flavors omitting butter or oil overload. Comfort food, delicious, filling, and low in calories.

You could do a lower fat soft cheese like Boursin to spread on apple slices and even cantaloupe thin slices.

A bowl of roasted pistachios or peanuts - in the shell

08-26-2011, 10:29 PM
I can't post links but skinnytaste has great recipes! :)

08-26-2011, 11:28 PM
thank you everyone! and txcg21 this website is great! never seen it before.

now we will see if the food stores have ANY food left! ;)