Low Carb + Veggie Friendly + Tastes Good + Party = ?
January 8, 2010 6:50 PM Subscribe
Please help me come up with fun party foods, hors d'oeuvres, and other snacky/easy to eat recipes that are low carb (and mostly vegetarian) and are good for entertaining!
posted by theantikitty to food & drink (23 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Recently, I was diagnosed with a medical condition that requires me to limit the amount of carbs I eat per day. I can still eat carbs (ideally about 150g per day), especially low glycemic index/whole grain carbs, but I've made a decision to virtually eliminate refined carbs from my diet. I want to focus on healthy, high protein foods.
I've been able to come up with a game plan for my regular day-to-day diet pretty easily, but I'm having a hard time adjusting for social occasions. We entertain quite a lot -- usually at least several times per week -- and many of our friends are vegetarians. Most eat fish.
In the past, there has been a lot of crackers and cheese, homemade pizzas, little puff pastry appetizers, chips and dip, etc. Obviously, this isn't going to work anymore. Usually, we watch football or movies, play games, talk, etc. I need some good ideas for relatively healthy, low carb appetizers and dinner recipes that I can use to entertain our friends without sacrificing my health!
We have already covered the crudite/hummus/bean dip angle. What else is there?!? Recipes that take some time to prepare and/or need to be eaten with a plate are just fine. I have looked at the lowcarb tag, and I found a couple ideas, but I'd love to hear some thoughts that relate specifically to entertaining. Thanks!