Are you looking for some holiday menu ideas that won’t break your diet plan or simply are more nutritious and healthy than typical holiday fare? Then look no further! 400 Calories or Less has put together full menu plans for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Superbowl Sunday, New Year’s Eve and Christmas. From elegant appetizers to savory soups to tasty dinners to fun beverages, you’ll find it all. And all recipes are 400 calories or less. Pairing the right dishes, you can have a ...
Are you looking for some holiday menu ideas that won’t break your diet plan or simply are more nutritious and healthy than typical holiday fare? Then look no further! 400 Calories or Less has put together full menu plans for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Superbowl Sunday, New Year’s Eve and Christmas. From elegant appetizers to savory soups to tasty dinners to fun beverages, you’ll find it all. And all recipes are 400 calories or less. Pairing the right dishes, you can have a full holiday meal for less calories than one typical dessert. Yet these dishes are decadent and delightful and will have your family and guests lining up for more.
How about a Hot Dog, some Zesty Coleslaw and sweet Raspberry Lemonade Pie for your next 4th of July BBQ? You don’t have to pass on the fun to keep your meal under 400 calories! For Thanksgiving, splurge a little – have Turkey and Stuffing, a side of Sweet Potatoes and then some Coconut Fudgies and a Pumpkin Latte for dessert…ALL for under 1100 calories!! Ring in the New Year with a cocktail party and a buffet of appetizers and desserts (which are always the best part of the meal anyhow) like Artichoke Dip, Mushroom Shallot Spread, Zucchini Pizzas, Strawberry Tarts and Homemade Coconut Candy Bars.
Holidays revolve around food – don’t feel like you can’t celebrate. Cook up some of the simple to make yet delicious meals and you can celebrate right along with the rest of the crowd. Serve the dishes to guests and family and because the meals are so flavorful and satisfying, no one even thinks of them as ‘diet’ food. And you won’t either! These dishes have been created from some of our favorites, and we’ve just skinnied them up to make them a healthier, lower calorie recipe. But there’s no skimping on the flavor and I am sure many of these recipes will become new family favorites.
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Hi my name is Aileen and it’s great to see you here sharing my recipes. I have been cooking since I was a teen. My Mom put a home cooked meal on the table every night and so do I (it’s a challenge when you work full time, but it is well worth it!). I love food – I love making it, I love eating it. I love how it brings people together. My most favorite thing to do is share a meal with family and friends. And we often end up talking about other food while we are eating this food.
There’s pretty much nothing I can’t make, though I really prefer cooking savory meals to baking. I have made it all from scratch at one time or another and still cook mainly this way. I have a discerning palate and a taste for spicing things just the right way. My recipes are definitely not bland and that helps when creating satisfying meals – your mouth knows it ate after it’s done with one of my meals.
I was blessed with a great metabolism and for years and years ate anything I wished without gaining an ounce. From 35 forward I gained a few pounds here and a few pounds there and then after age 40 my metabolism came to a screeching halt and I could just not get off the compounded weight with just plain exercise. A drastic plan was needed….so here I am, 40 something and trying to make my world right by creating recipes that satisfy yet still fall into a healthful lifestyle.