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Summer entertaining. Is there anything better? It’s so relaxed and casual compared to the parties that we have at other times of the year. Summer doesn’t require us to squeeze into any fancy outfits. There are no 8-course dinners to prepare and consume. And we definitely don’t have to wrap and exchange elaborate gifts.
All we need are friends and family, a cool pair of sunglasses, the great outdoors and some easy to prepare snacks to keep us fueled up for all our fun summer activities.
One of my favorite snacks to mix up, whether I’m hosting a party or bringing something along to somebody else’s house, is hummus. It’s always a big crowd pleaser. And as far as party munchies go, it’s pretty healthy. We are keeping our bikini bodies in check, friends! Just ignore all those ice cream recipes I’ve been posting lately.
While I never really tire of traditional hummus, I still like to change up the flavor profiles every once in a while. And adding roasted carrots with a dollop of tomato paste and a bunch of spices is one easy way to do that. And the color! I have a huge crush on anything orange. Clothes, accessories, popsicles and snacks. All orange, all the time.
Carrots are usually my dipper of choice with hummus. But since there are all ready a whole pound of carrots in my Spiced Roasted Carrot Hummus, that seemed a bit redundant in this particular case. So instead, I’m reaching for a box of Almond Blue Diamond Nut Thins. I love keeping these crackers around for all my snacking needs because they are (1) tasty, (2) crunchy, (3) perfect with any kind of dip or cheese and (4) totally gluten-free, so I know all my guests can enjoy them. Almond Blue Diamond Nut Thins help make my summer entertaining even easier than it all ready is!