Healthy Recipe Thursday! Potluck Ideas

By Marsha Hudnall
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Dandelion greens make something really special out of mashed potatoes

Dandelion greens make something really special out of mashed potatoes

The fourth question the Mompreneurs posed to me last week at their Twitter party had to do with what to bring to potlucks. I’m sure most of us have our menus planned for tonight and tomorrow by now, but there may still be some potluck opportunities on the near horizon.  Actually, we’re having one at our home New Year’s Eve.  Maybe I’ll make one of  these ideas.

Q4:  Any suggestions for pot luck dishes that everyone will enjoy but are on the healthier side?

One of my favorites is pasta (wheat or rice) with roasted veggies, dressed with artichoke pesto.  It’s easy and delicious.

A bowl of roasted root vegetables — butternut squash, turnips/parsnips, beets, sweet potatoes — is different, tasty, simple, inexpensive

Another of my favorites is from Mark Bittman: mashed potatoes mixed with dandelion greens and olive oil.  Fabulous.

Tsimmes is a great holiday dish from Jewish tradition.  Carrots, prunes, sweet potatoes. Yum.

A beautiful fresh fruit salad is always a winner.  Add pomegranate seeds to make it really special.

Vegetable crudite is appreciated by most.  Hummus makes a great dip that u can spice up different ways.

Marinated grilled chicken with olives & roasted eggplant, zucchini, red peppers, onions over brown rice, topped w toasted pine nu

Smoked trout mousse using part-skim ricotta cheese, scallions.  Check Silver Palate for recipe.

Do you have any favorite potluck dishes to share?

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