It's time to begin 4th of July party plans. Let's offer everyone a healthier menu this year.
For starters: a vegetable tray with low fat, low calorie drssing for dipping. Try raw sweet potato sticks, celery sticks, broccoli, cauliflower florets, carrots,and tomato wedges, to name a few.
For a fruit tray: watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, peaches, pears, grapes, figs, apples, oranges, kiwis, mangos, pineapples, a low-cal chocolate dipping sauce, and a yogurt dip will do.
For the main course, try BBQ chicken or turkey this year with the fatty skins removed prior to cooking. Fresh steamed green beans or a cabbage slaw with low cal or fat-free dressing for your side dish. Instead of potato chips, try apple chips or dried fruit strips/slices.
Offer water, lemon-ade sweetened with sugar substitute, unsweet teas, green teas with lemon.
Jello makes a great dessert and you can mold it into some pretty cool ideas. Check out party ideas on the search engines and in your diet cookbooks for favorites you might want to try. (Tell everyone it will be an Independence from fat foods day too !)
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