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Serve Healthy Dishes To Your Guests If Holiday Entertaining

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If you're entertaining this holiday season and don' wan to pack on the pounds, why not serve healthy dishes to your guests. Holly Firfer gives us some ideas in today's Health Minute. Holiday time means fun and food, so this year, throw a holiday party with a ton of flavor and not all of the fat. South Africa restauranteur Justin Anthony has tips on how to make healthier dishes. (Justin Anthony,Ten Degrees South ) "There are a lot of things that people can do that they don't realize, like, instead of cooking in butter, you can cook in olive oil," says Anthony of Ten Degrees South restaurant. Take this button mushroom dish. "Grill the mushrooms with some olive oil, with some lemon abd some garlic and there we go," Anthony says. "Easy, simple, tasty and people wouldn't know the difference." Justin often turns to spices to keep dishes healthy. Instead of using butter and salt on his rice, he throws in a little turmeric. Also, if you are using a store bought sauce, look at what's in it. "What are those ingredients on the back?" asks Anthony. "How high is the sodium?" And why not spice up the chicken, our old stand-by. Justin suggests trying curry and a few other healthy ingredients. "It's got bananas in it, it 's got apricot chutney, which is very healthy," says Anthony. "We use the breast for the chicken, so it's lean." All good suggestions for a healthy, fun holiday.

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