“I was rich, if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days.” ~Henry David Thoreau
Summer is in full-swing, and in my world, this means it’s time for barbeques & potlucks. The Fourth of July is just around the corner, so I am getting ready for an NSNG celebration.
Sticking to your meal plan on a holiday can still be delicious.
Potlucks – Bring Something Filling
There’s no guarantee that anyone else will bring a dish that fits in with your way of eating. If you plan to stick to your plan for the potluck, be sure the dish you bring is filling enough. There is always a possibility it will be the only thing there you eat.
Adjust a Recipe You Already Love
What if your potluck staple just doesn’t fit your new way of eating? Maybe there are some tweaks you can make so it does fit! I love a brat with cream cheese & onions all over the bun, but I no longer eat bread on a regular basis. To make something I love fit with my meal plan, I’ve turned it into a tasty casserole. I don’t even miss the bun!
Don’t Feel Like You Have to Explain Yourself
Bring your dish and let everyone enjoy it! It’s not necessary to explain your “diet food,” or why it’s so healthy for them. They want to enjoy the party. If they don’t ask about it, just treat it like anything else you would have brought before your healthy lifestyle change.
Just Have Fun!
No matter how you are eating for weight loss, parties and potlucks can still be fun. You can bring foods that fit your lifestyle without pushing it on others. Here’s my recipe for Easy NSNG Brats n’ Onions Casserole