So as a follow on to last nights post… Where I spent my day cleaning… I thought I might actually share the dinner party with you.
Well not the actual dinner party but the food. I had to go with healthy options because I knew that whatever I made, Evie would be eating it and so would my friends son. As adults we can make choices about what we eat but I figure we should give our children something that their growing body’s can actually use.
Entree: I served 3 different soups in the cool little glasses I picked up from the op shop.
It was a fun twist on a standard food and was a great starter without being too filling. I served tomato soup, cabbage soup (which taste better than it sounds!) and carrot, sweet potato and cumin soup. Sorry I don’t have recipes as I kind of made them up as I went! You can obviously choose whatever soups you want. The main upside here was that I had just made my family enough soup for a few more meals that I could freeze!
Mains: We had a good old fashion roast. Perfect for an autumn evening. I slow cooked some beef brisket so that I could put it on at around lunchtime and could then forget about it! We just had roasted sweet potato, pumpkin and beetroot with it. I forgot the greens! The bonus with slow cooking is that you have an awesome sauce left over for the gravy.
Dessert: This is usually the most challenging option for people when it comes to thinking of something healthy that isn’t just a fruit platter. We had the chocolate and banana loaf that I posted last week… Which is super tasty anyway as well as what I’m calling a ‘Berry crunch’. That is frozen fruit (in this case mixed berries) chucked in a food processor for a few seconds to crunch it up – not quite to the point of blending it. Then serving it in martini glasses with a dollop of coconut cream on top. Easy! (thanks Brett and Rebecca!)
And I really wish I took photos. But I didn’t! So here’s roughly what it looked like… but with different types of berries and served in a glass:
Happy healthy dinner party-ing!
What is your favourite dinner party food? Healthy or not.