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Do you want to perfect dining etiquette and develop excellent party prep skills? Are you looking for ways to have fun with your kids in the kitchen and entertain them with new food ideas? Look no further! To impress your guests and family with fine cooking, this section is all about tips to help you come up with quick and easy meals and host unforgettable gatherings.

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How to host a healthy and stress free dinner party

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Nothing is more fun than hosting friends and family at home. However, you should always consider planning a dinner party that accommodates all tastes and diets. To host a healthy and stress free dinner party, follow our tips and tricks to ensure a smooth and successful gathering!

Plan in advance

Whether it’s a formal or informal gathering, a successful party starts first with a plan. Write down the number of guests you’re expecting, so you can check your space and dinner serving set. Write down as well everything you need to prepare a delicious variety of treats, so you won’t need anything during the last minute.

Plan healthy main courses after confirming allergies and intolerance

Some people are allergic to fish, others are lactose intolerant. Before you draw up the menu, make sure you call all your guests to confirm any allergies or intolerance. If you do have a guest who requires a special diet, ask him or her to suggest a meal they think everyone will enjoy.
This said, plan 2 healthy main courses that would be enjoyable by everyone: one slow roasted protein such as a roasted chicken or lamb leg, and one vegetarian dish such as chickpeas curry or meatless okra stew!

Plan quick and easy healthy appetizers

Once you planned the main courses, think about creating a variety of healthy appetizers that are loaded with proteins and essential dietary fibers. Try one – or all – of these options:

  • Top your toasted baguette slices with a spoonful of California Garden mashed fava beans that are extra light on the stomach and contain no cholesterol at all.
  • Additionally, spread California Garden hummus on toast to create a mouthwatering appetizer packed with vitamins, minerals and fibers!
  • Use California Garden red kidney beans to prepare delectable Mexican appetizers such as quesadillas and tacos. This way you can take advantage of this superfood that aids in the digestion process and is extra light on the stomach!

Avoiding preparation of something new for the first time
It’s true that you are inviting your guests to show off your cooking skills, but avoid serving a recipe you never tried before. Instead, dazzle them with your specialty dishes and let them wonder about your secret!