Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Parties While Dieting

How often do you get the chance to entertain while you're on a diet? Is it because you don't want to cook foods that are bad for you and your diet and you don't think your guests want to eat your low calorie snacks? What if I told you there was a way to incorporate those same low fat snack foods into your cooking that would please your friends and not make you stray from your diet?

You're searching your rolodex now for people to invite over, aren't you? I don't blame you. There are so many recipes out there that can use healthy snack foods as their staple ingredient. In this article I'll name and go over just a few.

Get yourself some frozen veggies and a can of water chestnuts. Mix those together with a little bit (about half a cup) of low fat mayonnaise or Miracle Whip and a half cup of cheddar cheese. Crumble your favorite wheat cracker on top and bake for 35 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

See? It's that simple. You can absolutely entertain with low fat snacks. Try crusting your favorite type of fish in a mixture of crushed up crackers and a little bit of low fat margarine. It's a surefire way to please everyone.

If you feel like your culinary experience precludes you from cooking at all, never fear, you can still entertain and never turn on the oven.

Have yourself an hors d'oeuvre party! You can put basically anything on top of wheat crackers and other low calorie snacks. Anything from creamy types cheeses and fresh vegetables to gorgeous cuts of beef and fresh fish can top crackers. You can also make a dessert version with chocolate and marshmallow fluff.

If you still don't feel like entertaining, don't feel that you need to become a hermit and stay home all the time. You should go out to parties and have fun. You can make good, healthy eating choices at parties. Don't eat meat that's got lots of visible fat. When applicable choose the vegetarian option, and most of all, treat yourself. If you are only ever eating healthy snack foods, you're going to want to binge on the other stuff every once in awhile. If you give yourself a treat every now and then, you'll be less likely to overeat on sugary, fatty snacks.

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