Newbie – Recipe Ideas for summertime gatherings


      This holiday weekend is the kick off for summer parties! We know that this is a season where BBQ’s and other family events can be tricky. It is not easy to swap to this lifestyle and it can get a lot harder when we attend these event with family or friends who might not be too keen on the new plant loving you. We want to make this a little easier and help you with a  few tips and recipes to make a good impression on all those meat lovin’ skeptics! 🙂

I always want to make sure my dish that I bring is something that will be enjoyed by plant and meat eaters. I want to tempt them to ask me questions or at least give healthy food a shot. 

Here are a few tips:

~ENJOY yourself. Focus less on the food and more on the family and friends! If they see you having a great time they are less likely to be “concerned about this new lifestyle of yours.”

~Please eat a little something healthy before heading over. If you are partially full, you will be less tempted by unhealthy foods.

~Don’t argue, for some reason people really enjoy teasing us plant eatin’ folk! (this is a toughie for me, cuz I am a little too bold at times)

~Bring a dish that can be enjoyed by all!

A few of our favorite party dishes:

Party Pasta Salad

Grilled Veggie Kabobs

Mexican Corn Salad

Hummus with veggies and pita chips!

Couscous Confetti Salad

And of course the NUMBER ONE crowd pleaser Anytime Bean Dip with corn chips 

Happy Memorial weekend!

~Newbie 🙂

Source: WFM 1-10

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