You don't have to pass on the party nibbles. Learn to pick the bites with nutritional benefits for clever snacking
RULE No1: Bypass beige
Beige party food signals something battered, breaded, or pastry-based. Read: full of sat fat and empty calories, and definitely ones to avoid.
RULE No2: Veg out
Crudites are full of antioxidants, which help combat the free radicals in alcohol. Perfect for party grazing.
RULE No3: Pick protein
Prawns, chicken, lamb or beef skewers are great because they keep sugar levels stable. Eat up but watch out for dips and sauces.
RULE No4: Dip tip
Avoid creamy, mayo-style dips and instead opt for salsa for an antioxidant hit, or houmous for a great protein punch. And never double-dip...
RULE No5: Favour fish
Smoked salmon is a canapé classic – and will give you a dose of skin-boosting omega-3s. Tuck in, but discard the pastry/biscuit/blini base if you're being really careful.
What to eat before a big night out
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