A dinner party is suddenly just around the corner. You have no idea what to prepare. You don’t want to serve up disease promoting plates, do you? That is so unfashionable these days. But how do you satisfy everyone’s palettes while ensuring it’s also a healthy meal you can feel proud to serve? Just keep it simple, plan in advance, have a few options, and POW! A delightful dinner is served.
There are countless recipe guides out there. You can go crazy looking for just the right dish. Chances are great that you can prepare any of your go-to favorites and your guests will be just as thrilled. This is what I served recently. It was so simple and tasty! Not every single thing was compliant with the Ultimate Weight Loss program (and of course I didn’t eat it if it wasn’t compliant!) but certainly most of it was. Next time I’ll be more confident and I’ll just make everything the way I would eat it!
Veggie burgers with fresh tomato, onion, avocado, and all the typical fixings.
Waffled potatoes (These were my bun, but they were a fun side dish for everyone else).
Roasted asparagus with lemon, garlic, and salt-free seasoning.
Five bean salad (not pictured).
You can truly never go wrong with a colorful display of fresh fruit for dessert. The variations are endless. Find what’s in season or what speaks to you that day and serve it proudly. We opted for fresh pineapple, mango, and raspberries. I dare someone to not enjoy that! It might not sound terribly exciting if you’re used to serving chocolate lava cake, but presented as the dessert du jour, most people will dive right in and enjoy every bite.
The tried and true policy here is keep it simple. Don’t over-think it and don’t overdo it. One dish meals are a great option too. Those might leave you even more time to enjoy your company since all of the preparation is in advance and nothing is left until the last minute. You can even serve a crock-pot stew over baked potatoes or host a make-your-own-potato party with a buffet lineup of tater toppers. You will revel in the simplicity. Your guests will delight in making their own creations. Everyone wins and everyone is just a little more likely to be healthy enough to enjoy next year’s celebration too.