The holidays have crept in again. If you're on the doorstep and are nervous about neighbors or in-laws that you (obviously) have not invited, we have your back. While we can not help you navigate in awkward conversations about politics or the false smile when you take off (yet another) grandma-chic nightie, we can help you make everyone happy and well nourished.
Here is a list of our dieticians. Proven, better appetizers and party food that you can buy at the store for those days when you really do not have the breadth or breadth to cook.
Need something for your vegan sister as your dad? -in-law will also like? We have you. We love this Daiya herbal pizza, which is milk, gluten and soy free. The spinach and mushroom variety feels refined enough for the holidays, but there are also all the classic pizza flavors, whether dairy or meat, to satisfy your hunger for classic comfort food.
( Pack of 8 for $ 80; amazon.com )
Most of us do not have time to wait for avocados to ripen to guacamole consistency on a good day when guests drop by unannounced , We love having Wholly Guacamole ready for unexpected party snacks as it's made with handcrafted Haas avocados, real ingredients and no preservatives. Serve it with baked tortilla chips and a pack of pre-cut veggies for a vegan and gluten-free dip everyone can enjoy] While we love a good bowl of mixed nuts, we'll be completely over a bowl of that roasted for a bigger protein blast Floating beans from Bada Bean Bada boom. With 7 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber and just 1
($ 15 for Amazon.com)
Party apps in my house from my childhood always had sweet and sour meatballs, so I had to add my favorites to this list. For days I have not had time to roll and bake them myself. I love these natural chicken meatballs from Al Fresco. Gluten-free, without pork and with 50 percent less fat than conventional balls. These babies are fresh, precooked and chilled or pre-cooked and frozen (all are the ones that make eating on the table child's play)
(prices may vary, use the dealer locator to purchase options) 
Do you want to upgrade your cheeseboard without exhausting the wallet? Get ready for this new blue cheese. With just 10 calories per serving and a mouthful of full-bodied flavor, it's a brighter (and cheaper) alternative to a traditional cheese platter.
($ 3, Trader Joe's Trades)
At just 10 calories apiece (yes, really!) You can burst these puffs until they fall (just a joke, please do not finish dinner). But seriously, with 4 grams of fiber per serving and a simple list of ingredients from potatoes, kale and spices, these become your new party lover.
($ 60 for 6; amazon.com)
Can I get an Amen for apps that can be done in the microwave ?! These philanthropic poppers are made from real mozzarella cheese and pack a hearty 7 grams of protein per serving. Toss them with a jar of low-sugar marinara sauce for a simple, family-friendly party snack.
($ 8; amazon.com)
Parties Need Chips, These lightly dehydrated, crunchy snacks are made from vegetables, flaxseed and spices and have only 70 calories per serving. And although they are completely vegan and gluten free, they still taste like cheese, so … nuff said!
($ 40 for 6; amazon.com)
Like small meatballs, but with meat-free ingredients, these little poppers are perfect for Friends on plant basis. Store them in the freezer for a party emergency and then put them in the oven for 20 minutes until they are thoroughly warmed up.
($ 4; amazon.com)
Dim sum is always good at eating, and these easy-to-prepare frozen dumplings are an entertaining staple here. With just 240 calories per serving and an impressive 10 grams of protein, these little babies are the perfect companion for unexpected guests.
($ 7; feel-oodoods.com or use store locator)
Hummus for dessert? What the Wha? We love this vegan, gluten-free chocolate spread that helps us maintain our Holiday Mint Fix with just 60 calories per tablespoon. Plush into a container of commercially-bought sliced fruits and simple biscuits for a light snack dessert your guests will argue about.
($ prices vary, use store locator for purchase options)
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