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Old 03-01-2009, 02:11 PM   #1
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ISO help accommodating guest with dietary restrictions

Having guests over for a BBQ. One of the guests is on a very low fat, low saturated fat, low cholest. diet due to health issues. Any suggestions for dinner menus? Thanks!



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Old 03-01-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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Why don't you ask them what they might want?
Otherwise, how about fish or seafood for them?

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Old 03-01-2009, 03:52 PM   #3
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a nice green salad and maybe grill some salmon and asparagus
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:27 PM   #4
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grilled chicken burger? or grilled extra lean hamburger ? chicken or turkey hot dogs.

even when my daughter had to eat low chol for health reasons, she was allowed some broiled red meat.
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:16 PM   #5
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My "go to" meal for people like this is boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I season with a salt free seasoning (Cavenders in the blue shaker or Mrs Dash are good ones). I either brush a nonstick skillet with a bit of olive oil or use a spray. I choose not to bake or broil them because it is just too darned easy to overcook them. Then a tossed salad with a choice of diet type dressings, some kind of green veggie. A half of a baked potato with some heart friendly margarine substitute or rice or couscous cooked in a healthy broth.

When I'm having several guests over and don't want to do the extreme healthy thing for everyone, I make sure that at least one side dish is good for them and that they can pretty much make a meal of it (I've cooked for diverticular, for vegan and vegetarian of other sorts, etc as part of a larger group. At some point you cannot cater to everyone's needs, just make sure to tell them what is in what dish. One of my funnier dinner moments was when a friend told me his daughter was a vegetarian. As usual, I made sure the sides would make for a good filling meal in and of themselves. She walked in and yelled "MEAT!! Yummy!" and chowed down. Several months later I entertained him with his OTHER daughter. It turned out he'd forgotten which of his gals was the vegetarian! They're both college girls and we all got a laugh out of it.
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:20 PM   #6
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Assuming you know the person, I would just ask them what they would like to have instead of making a guess. Maybe go through a couple ideas if the first one is not practical for you to do.

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