It’s December, which means invitations to social gatherings are abundant, and I’m never one to miss out on a party. That’s why I was thrilled to receive an invitation from the American Dairy Association (ADA) Mideast to create a recipe for their “Holiday Potluck”. Do you remember when I went to Ohio in October? Well, that fabulous group of women, along with a few other amazing bloggers, created a holiday party menu for you! How much fun is that? And it just so happens to include a lot of one of my favorite food groups….dairy! But for my Potluck dish, I took a break from the oozy, gooey cheese that I love so much (like in this Warm Gruyere and Caramelized Onion Dip) to share a healthier appetizer with you: Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce.
Greek yogurt is a great way to help you make smart eating choices during the holidays without sacrificing that rich flavor we all crave. High in protein, Greek yogurt keeps you fuller longer and also makes this Tzatziki Sauce super creamy with just a bit of tang, a perfect partner for the Greek Meatballs. Pop it all in your mouth with a pita bite, and you have yourself a mini gyro. Heavenly! I love having healthier appetizer options like these at parties because they help me control my portions (which I don’t always do a great job of on my own). Life is all about moderation, but it’s even more important around the holidays.
Here in Minnesota, we have almost 4000 dairy farms and are the 7th largest milk-producing state in the country. Our farmers, along with dairy farmers in Ohio and across the country, want to make sure everyone can enjoy a healthy meal this holiday season. As I mentioned before, twelve food bloggers are creating recipes for this “Holiday Potluck”. The ADA Mideast is posting these recipes on their Facebook page, and every time you like, comment on or share one of these recipes between December 6th and 13th, they will donate $1 to Feeding America. That $1 will provide nine meals to people in need…NINE meals! And all you need to do is head to their Facebook page and give some love to these recipes. How much easier can it be to give to others this holiday season?
Plan your holiday party with recipes from the “Holiday Potluck” on the ADA Mideast Facebook page!
Thanks to the ADA Mideast for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.