In Party Fare, by JoAnna M. Lund, she talks about anyone trying to lose weight may have a tough time with party food.
She also talks about her personal struggle of weighing 300 pounds. When her kids were in the military and sent overseas, she knew she had to stay well on the homefront. Thus, as part of this, Party Fare was created. However, healthy party food still does not give you the right to binge!
Following are some of her neat creations.
To get the party started, salsa party dip. Decide how hot you like it. If store-bought, see which one you like best. Then, there is Italian beef and noodle soup. The parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning will have you dreaming of Italy!
Next, are the side dishes. A unique recipe is dill-pickle cheese salad toss. A winner with pickle lovers. Easy creamed green beans to me would be a comfort food, different from the usual green bean casserole. Creamy peas and corn are a good way of getting in your veggies. Frosted cauliflower/broccoli bake sounds delicious with the cheddar cheese.
The main event? Acapulco tuna salad with it's corn chips, a surprisingly good-for-you spicy dish. He-man open-faced hoagies is a relative of the sloppy joe family. However, I like the sound of the melted cheese on top in the former. You want easy? Make the chop suey pasta hot dish. Want a low-fat stroganoff? Make the recipe for skillet hamburger celery stroganoff.
However, I did not like any of the glorious endings (aka: dessert). I guess we cannot have everything!
This book was bought at a yard sale and extremely worth the spare change it had cost. You could order this cookbook from your local library or bookstore.