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lynette185 12-14-2010 04:36 PM

Holiday dinner suggestions
Hello ~

I am cooking a Christmas dinner to take to my parents, who live 100 miles away. I don't want to do anything traditional, but instead of planning the menu based on what I want to sample while I'm cooking, I'm planning a menu based on healthy, sane, eating so I don't fall off the wagon.

Does anyone have any proven recipes for food, a little on the festive side, but nontraditional? I'm thinking quiche, soup, salad, something like that.

I'm pretty open, though, so a meat dish with sides would be welcome too. I've been reading the South Beach book and recipes and it looks like an excellent plan. Made a soup last night that was delicious and suitable for Phase I, but it's a pretty rustic soup that I wouldn't want to repeat for Christmas.

Thanks !

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rmdaly 12-15-2010 02:58 AM

Check out Whole Foods web site and Cooking Light's web site. Cooking Light has a lot of traditional recipes that they have remade into lighter ones. I think they both give a lot of nutritional information as well.

lynette185 12-16-2010 04:00 AM

Thanks for the tips. I'll check out those links and make a menu for the holiday. I can't believe I'm excited about cooking healthy things. The gourmet cook and butter queen. Ha!

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