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HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES FOR A DINNER PARTY
MICHELLE COOPER: Next, we're going to talk about dinner parties and ways that you can make your dinner party healthier for you and your guests. First of all, think about your main course or your entree. Why not try a London broil or another lean cut of beef that you can cook for a long period of time while it retains its moistness but all the while not adding fat to it. With that lean London broil, why not add a bottle of red wine. We all know that wine has flavonoids in it, particularly red wine, and resveratrol, which can be an antioxidant. And we know that it's okay to have one to two glasses of that a day.
addition to your main entree and your beverage, think about your sides. You want to complement that lean meat with another healthy lean choice such as a green mixed salad with some brightly colored vegetables like tomatoes and carrots. Another thing you might want to add to that is some whole grains, like a whole grain loaf of whole wheat bread that would complement your meat and your salad as well. Lastly, don't forget about dessert.
There are plenty of low fat or light versions of desserts that you can use. Look for something like a mousse or an angel food cake with fresh fruit and whip topping, or offer fresh fruit and chocolate for dipping, a fruit sorbet. So next time you're hosting a dinner party, don't be worried that it's going to blow your diet or the diet of your guests. You can incorporate some healthy foods by number one, choosing a lean source for your main entree; two, complementing that with plenty of fresh greens; three, adding whole grains such as whole wheat bread; and fourthly, paying attention to your beverages and lastly your dessert as well.