You and your friends have a dinner party every month and you have decided that you want to have the monthly dinner party at your house. If you have recently become health conscious and are on a workout and diet plan you may want a healthy dinner that meets everyone’s expectations for taste. Here’s a sample dinner party menu that definitely fits the bill.
Tired of all that lettuce?
Citrus and Black Bean Salad (196 calories, 4 g fat, 9 g protein, 34 g carbs, 11 g fiber) is a healthy alternative.Ingredients
1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 16 oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 avocado, sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
black pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients. Serve at room temperature.
Main Course: Chicken with Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes
This meal has it all—a lean chicken dish, healthy green veggies, and a sweet side dish without empty calories.
Carrot cakes: Carrots are heart healthy, potent flavour carriers that come with their own natural sweetness and unique texture. Instead of sweetened artificial flavours, add a cup of grated or pureed carrots to your healthy cake, and you’ll be packing in the health benefits along with satisfying your taste buds. Try a flour-less and sugarless carrot cake with coconut and walnuts.
• 2 cups almond flour (I imported mine but you can just as easily make it by grinding skinless almonds together in a mixer until they are slightly course and powdery)
• 2 ½ tsp baking powder
• 2 tsp cinnamon
• 1 tsp salt
• ¾ cup chopped walnuts
• 1 cup flaked coconut
• 3 med-large carrots, grated
• 3 ripe bananas, mashed
• ½ cup coconut milk
• 3 eggs
• ¼ cup honey
In a large bowl, mix the almond flour with the baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix in the walnuts, coconut, and carrots. Set a side.
In another bowl, mix the bananas, coconut milk, eggs, and maple syrup. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir.
Transfer batter to a greased, parchment-lined loaf pan (9×5×3) and bake at 180 degrees for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Leave it to cool.