host an eat-clean-in-2014 dinner party
posted: January 28, 2014
In my opinion, you don’t need a reason to throw a great dinner party for your friends. That it’s Saturday (or Sunday, or Tuesday, or Thursday…you get the picture) is reason enough.
That said, it is possible that changing or improving how you eat is in your plans for 2014, which might leave you in a lurch for what to prepare.
Whether you’re introducing a new vegetable (or more vegetables) into your diet, kicking unhealthy cravings or investigating food sensitivities, eating resolutions are inherent to self-improvement. So how do you stay true to your thoughtfully made eating goals and still throw a rockin’ dinner party that leaves guest feeling healthy and inspired?
To answer this question we enrolled the assistance of holistic nutritionist Jennifer Trecartin, founder of My Edible Advice. Jennifer loves chocolate, fresh air, Bar Method classes, and removing the mystery behind the potentially daunting task of eating healthier, which she does without sacrificing taste or being satiated.
Jennifer has discovered that people often forget that food is something to celebrate with, and that a balanced and fun social life can be maintained while still sticking to your nutrition goals. In short, her approach to food lets you have your cake and eat it too.
We asked her to create a dinner party menu for us that doesn’t come with a host of next-day regrets, and she more than delivered.
Want to serve up healthy, unique dishes that leave you and your guests feeling amazing? Click right here for Jennifer’s expertly crafted dinner party menu, and set the date for an Eat Clean for 2014 Dinner Party.
Starter: Lentil Soup
Main: Cauliflower Steaks & Creamy Winter Greens
Dessert: Pomegranate Pear Chia Pudding
This clean dinner menu is rich in anti-inflammatory warming spices. Be confident that you are serving your guests something that not only tastes good, but also makes them feel great. Prepare the Lentil Soup and Pomegranate Pear Chia Pudding the day before so you can focus on chatting—and, let’s be honest, drinking wine—rather than cooking on the big day.
Our contributor Elizabeth rocks guest experience as an educator with the Online Community Team and our guest education centre. She’s a born and raised Vancouver girl who loves books, hikes with her man and a shaky Bar Method class.