Farewell to those holiday calories—hello to eating healthy! So you think you can't entertain after the holidays because it means overeating and too many calories? Think again! We're giving you a dynamite menu to serve eight friends or family members, and all the recipes are healthy! If you're looking for evening activities, we've covered that, too!
Invitations with a Track Record
- Make invitations patterned after an athletic shoe. Tell guests to dress for success—exercise success, that is.
Share the Health
- Request that guests get in on the health action. Ask them to bring a vegetarian appetizer to share, along with the recipe, of course. If the nutrition information is available, ask them to provide that, too.
Go All Out
- Hire a personal trainer for an hour for a fun winter workout routine. OR
- Take an after-dinner walk. If you're in snowy climes, rent snowshoes for the group for an invigorating evening. Check out your local parks—many rent snowshoes and have lighted trails.
Say Yes to Less
- Use dinner plates that are not too large. Avoid using plates for appetizers so 'loading up' isn't tempting. Keep the food just far enough away so guests have to get up to get it.
- Keep the dinner conversation active and the eating slow. You may want to consider topics such as planning for training and running a marathon, taking an adventure vacation, spending time at a spa or setting health resolutions for the upcoming year.