Contributed by: NAPSA
(NAPSA) - Party food doesn't have to be fattening. There are a number of festive, delicious-and healthful-dishes you can serve at parties and get-togethers. For instance, dishes prepared with California raisins are tangy, flavorful and provide numerous health benefits. California raisins are loaded with vitamins, minerals, powerful anti-oxidants, potassium, vitamin B6, and they are also fat- and cholesterol-free. Here is a sampling of easy-to-prepare dishes perfect for a party. More ideas for healthy entertaining can be found at www.calraisins.org:
Getting hungry? Try this recipe for Tropical Shrimp Cocktail:
Whisk ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until needed.
In a medium mixing bowl, toss the prawns with 2 tablespoons of the dressing to coat and set aside. Add remaining salad ingredients except for lime wedges to the bowl and toss with remaining dressing. Cover and chill well.
Divide the chilled fruit mixture among 4 stemmed cocktail glasses or small bowls. Top with the prawns (4 or more per serving) and garnish with wedges of lime.
Salad ingredients should be prepared up to 1 hour in advance and refrigerated until ready to serve.
Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories 240 (44% from fat); Total Fat 14g (sat 1g, mono 6g, poly 1g); Cholesterol 45mg; Protein 7g; Carbohydrates 33g; Fiber 7g; Iron 2mg; Sodium 55mg; Calcium 38mg.
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