On Thursday night I had a jewelry party for the girls in my neighborhood as a way for everyone to get out and have some adult time. Since we all spend so much time with out kids, we need a break to have adult conversation every once in awhile! I had a REALLY hard time deciding on what the menu was going to be. I wanted to keep it clean and healthy but I knew that some people would be turned off by new lifestyle. I went back and forth for about a week. I found a bunch of healthy recipes from a friends blog and decided that I wasn't going to let other people's negativity about my lifestyle sway my decision to offer healthy alternatives to the foods we all love. I decided to make pita pizza, chocolate PB protein balls, edamame hummus and a fruit tray. I did have a few non clean options such as a small tray of cookies, spinach artichoke dip and sangria. I served water with fresh lemons and iced tea as well.
To my surprise, everyone raved about how great the food looked and tasted. One person actually said that I can come and cook at their house anytime! The pita pizza's were full of flavor with fresh basil, tomatoes, garlic, green peppers and onions. The edamame hummus looked beautiful and tasted great! The protein balls were make with my shakeology powder, PB2, oatmeal, honey and all natural PB. They were yummy and very rich!
I was so excited to share that healthy eating doesn't have to be boring and bland. You can still enjoy food and lose weight! Also, going to parties doesn't have to be a reason to sabotage your diet, you can have a great time and feel great too. I used to leave birthday parties feeling bloated and weighed down from all the sugar and grease, now I feel energized and ready to continue on with my day!
I'm so glad that I stepped out of my comfort zone and stuck to my plan of eating clean. If you want to make a change but don't know where to start message me and I'll help get you on the right track to eating healthy and living a fit lifestyle! No matter how much weight you have to lose you can do it and you will love how great you feel! You just have to start SMALL.
If you need help planning an eat clean party, let me know and I'd love to help!!