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Simple Rules To Avoid Calories
(ARA) - With the abundance of parties this time of year - from the holidays to Mardi Gras - it can be easy to over-indulge and see the result in your waistline. Even so, it's possible to enjoy party favorites with the right approach.
"Some people think they cannot enjoy the food at parties and maintain their figure," Dulan says. "This isn't true. I encourage people to eat the foods they love, but do so in moderation. It is easy to over-eat at parties, which is why I created this guide to avoid extra calories."
Mitzi Dulan's party game plan includes obeying five simple rules:
The following recipes, created by Dulan for the National Honey Board, are all designed with the party game plan in mind. For more recipes, visit honey.com.
Mash avocados. Stir in lemon juice, honey and cilantro. Add sea salt to taste. Serve immediately with multigrain tortilla chips.
Makes 8 Servings
Per Serving: 80 calories, one gram of protein, six grams of carbohydrates, seven grams of fat.
Honey Glazed Shrimp
Mix together soy sauce, honey and lemon juice in a small bowl. Brush shrimp with half of the glaze and set aside remaining glaze. Grill shrimp over medium-high heat for about three minutes on each side or until pink. Remove from grill and baste with remaining glaze.
Makes 8 Servings
Per Serving: 168 calories, 23 grams of protein, 14 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of fat.
Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Rinse whole lettuce leaves and pat dry. Add 2 teaspoons oil to a large skillet over medium heat, then sautee the chicken until cooked thoroughly, about seven to 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and honey until thoroughly mixed. Add chicken, carrots and almonds. To serve, allow guests to scoop chicken mixture onto a lettuce leaf. Wrap the lettuce around the meat like a burrito.
Makes 12 servings
Per Serving: 120 calories, 16 grams of protein, five grams of carbohydrates, four grams of fat.
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