Don’t splurge just cause it’s New Year’s, you can still eat healthy during those football games.

Mini Cheese Balls
-8 oz goat cheese
-8 oz plain almond milk cream cheese
-2 teaspoons honey
-1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
-1/2 cup roasted salted almonds, chopped
-1 teaspoon minced thyme

1. Place first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, & beat with a mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes or until smooth. Freeze 15 minutes.
2. Place nuts & thyme in a food processor; process until finely ground. Place nut mixture in a shallow dish
3. Divide cheese mixture into 36 equal portions (about 2 teaspoons each), rolling to form 36 balls. Freeze 10 minutes. Gently roll each cheese ball in nut mixture, coating well. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Pineapple & Avocado Salad
-1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
-ice water
-2 firm ripe avocados
-1 medium fresh pineapple
-3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
-1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
-freshly ground pepper to taste

1. Soak onion in a small bowl after slicing for about 15 minutes to mellow the bite
2. Halve the avaocados and cut each half into slices. Peel pineapple, halve lengthwise into quarters, remove core and cute each quarter crosswise into slices.
3. Whish oil & lime juice in a small bowl. Drain the onion and pat dry. Arrange half the avocado, pineapple & onion on a serving plate, sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt & drizzle with half the dressing; repeat the layers.