Clean Eating Cocktail Party 2012

Welcome to the 2012 Clean Eating Cocktail Party! Throughout the month of November, I’ve lined up some of my favorite bloggers to share holiday-worthy fare made of wholesome, natural ingredients. Elegant appetizers, creamy dips, crunchy snacks and petite sweets – these are the kinds of things you’ll want to eat all season long while cozying up with friends for a night of game-playing, nibbling on before a holiday feast, or savoring alongside a fancy drink at a classy cocktail affair. However you like to party – and however you like to eat – I’ve got you covered.

All of the bloggers showing up the party bring something a little different to the table. Some are gluten-free, others are vegan, a few are practicing Paleo, and some just love nourishing their bodies with any and all kinds of healthy foods. This isn’t a “everything-free” kind of party, but rather one where everyone is welcome because there will definitely be something for everyone. After all, we all love food, but we know that if we can make it a little healthier throughout the holiday season, our bodies will thank us.

Whether you’re already planning your New Year’s Eve menu or just wondering “what the heck am I going to bring to my sister’s cookie swap?” it is my hope that the Clean Eating Cocktail Party will provide nutritious, drool-worthy ideas and inspiration. Check back every day to see what else is being served, and I guarantee you’ll have your holiday menus planned out in no time!

Rosemary Almond Caramel Popcorn (vegan, gluten free) by Cara, Cara’s Cravings
Artichoke Falafel Stuffed Peppers (vegan, gluten free) by Sarena, The Non Dairy Queen
Pumpkin Caramel Blondie Bars (vegan, gluten free) by Janae, Bring Joy
Walnut, Spinach and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Mushrooms (vegan, grain-free) by Beth, Tasty Yummies
Mac(adamia) Ricotta (vegan) by Lexie, Lexie’s Kitchen
Swedish Meatballs (gluten free, dairy free) by Alta, Tasty Eats at Home
Festive Holiday Cheeseball (vegan option) by Amie, The Healthy Apple
Broccoli Cheese Dip (vegan, gluten free) by Dawn, Florida Coastal Cooking
Pumpkin Pecan Pie Bites (vegan, gluten free) by Hallie, Daily Bites
White Bean and Roasted Delicata Squash Dip (vegan, gluten free) by Maggie, She Let Them Eat Cake
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites (gluten free, low carb) by Sonia, The Healthy Foodie
No Bake Pumpkin Pie Cups (gluten free, vegan) by Lauren, Healthy Food for Living
Caramelized Onion Cranberry Spread (gluten free, vegan) by Iris,  The Daily Dietribe
Frosty Pumpkin Pie Shots (gluten free, vegan) by Natalie, Perry’s Plate
Sweet Potato Pie Truffles (gluten free, vegan) by me! Cara’s Cravings
Sesame Chicken Tenders with Spicy Asian Sauce (gluten free, dairy free) by Carolyn, All Day I Dream About Food
Coconut Crusted Tofu & Pineapple Bites with Green Curry Sauce (gluten free, vegan) by Ricki, Diet, Dessert and Dogs
Rosemary Spiced Maple Cider Nuts (gluten free, vegan) by Gina, Running to the Kitchen
Roasted Carrot and Quinoa Salad by Joanne, Eats Well With Others
Raw Pumpkin Caramel Layer Bars by Amy, Fragrant Vanilla Cake
Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Coconut Snowflakes by Lori & Michelle, Purely Twins
Spinach Artichoke Mini Quiches by Alyssa, Queen of Quinoa
! by Kristina, Spa Bettie
! by Nicole, Prevention RD
! by Heather, Sweetly Raw