...I mean, where are people these days? 1 or 2 comments on the BTB CF main page per day? You'd think it was the holidays or something and that people are busy!
Why yes, people are indeed busy. I can relate. The holidays get people running in 287 directions for work, social and shopping obligations, not to mention the whole gym thing.
However, if you are looking to eat "better" as opposed to "really sucky" at all these social engagements, rest assured it can happen. Better yet - if you're asked to bring a dessert or an app - make sure it's one you love and that you know you will want to eat!
The photo depicts the food assortment I prepared for the recent BTB Vinings open house. No, it's not 100% paleo...but there are some great choices for those trying to be somewhat behaved. Yes, I was in control of what the food choices were, so I could be master of my own destiny. But so can you! Here's what I served:
- Rosemary/paprika roasted almonds, cashews and pecans.
- Veggie platter with guacamole, and also the ranch dressing that came with the veggies (no, it was likely not paleo).
- Bresaola wrapped asparagus.
- Spicy shrimp and avocado bites on cucumber rounds.
- (Shot by Charles) Venison sausage.
- (not pictured) Chicken and apple sausage with a chipotle sauce.
- Mixed berries/pineapple.
- Flourless chocolate mini-cakes.
Other options were going to be sausage/onion stuffed mushrooms and paleo meatballs in tomato sauce. But time did not afford such options!
Anyhoo, whether attendees were paleo or Zone followers or just trying not to eat as badly, there were plenty of protein, carb and fat sources to choose from.
What did you not find in the food assortments? Grains of any sort (no flour used in the cakes). No beans. Very very little dairy (I guess the ranch dressing was dairy...and there was butter and sugar in the cakes). However, lesser evils than, say, doughnuts!
For beverages, we had a bunch of ciders, wine, and we did have some regular old beer too. It's the holiday season, afterall.
Now for a few presents for all of you (some sites worth a read in your spare time):
As you look to your resolutions for 2010, take a look at some of these suggestions:
http://nourishedkitchen.com/against-the-grain-10-reasons-to-give-up-grains/ (the writer of thelabelsayspaleo was going to print this one out and give it to family members at Christmas).
And to make most of us laugh hysterically, and really solidify in our heads that the media serves no benefit to our communities:
Happy holiday wishes to ALL of you. Congratulations on all your choices in nutrition, and on all your results over the past year. Here's to a fabulous 2010 for all!