3. Bring a healthy dish
Ever been in the situation where you show up at a party or a dinner and there’s nothing to eat but refined carbs and deep fried appetizers? It happens!
Showing up to a party blind means you’re putting your health goals in the hands of your host. That person may or may not think the holidays are a time for healthier options.
Take some control back by letting your host know you’ll bring a healthy dish. It’s a win-win because it’s in the spirit of giving (what host doesn’t welcome some extra help) and if there really aren’t any healthy options, you’re guaranteeing there’s one dish you can enjoy! That can be the bulk of your meal and you can sample some of the other options.
The best dish to bring is loaded with fibre and protein to fill you up for fewer calories. Bonus points if you can incorporate some superfoods to up the health benefits in the dish!
The solution? Make a baked pasta with vegetables. It’s comfort food but you can up the ante by using GK skinnypasta SUPERFOOD TEFF Penne. Teff is an ancient grain that’s gluten-free and a good source of fibre, protein and minerals such as iron, zinc, manganese and copper. About a quarter of the fibre in GK skinnypasta is resistant starch which may help you manage your weight. You’d never know by how delicious it tastes!
Here’s the perfect mouth-watering recipe for Light Spinach and Tomato Mac & Cheese. It tastes like comfort food but you get the nutrition benefits of a superfood!