5/14/11 dinner

I had dinner last night while attending a work party. This party had a buffet-style dinner. (This weekend has involved more buffet-style meals than my usual weekend). They can be overwhelming, with all of the tasty options available, so it is important to approach buffets with a plan. If you don’t – you may very well end up with a plate loaded with rolls, pasta salads, and other high-calorie mixed dishes before you even know what happened. I’m certainly not suggesting one can not indulge in a few of their favorites, but it is easy to get carried away. My best tip: try to make your plate look like a dinner that you would serve at home, hopefully with a variety of lean protein and vegetables – not always the most popular dishes at a buffet table.

I had baked chicken, roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables, pasta salad, cucumbers with ranch dressing, and a roll for dinner. I had key lime tart, fresh strawberries, and a spoonful of smores casserole as dessert. Between the dessert plate (not a staple at my usual dinners) and dinner I probably consumed 1000 calories. It’s a good thing I am more active on weekends to burn off these extra calories!

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About notyouraveragefoodie

Not your average foodie, indeed. I have a Masters Degree in Dietetics and am currently employed as a Registered Dietitian at a nationally renown clinic. I created this blog to entertain and inform foodies everywhere. I am a busy, working woman battling the same food issues most people struggle with every day. Possessing the knowledge about food is the easy part. Putting it into practice... that’s where it gets tricky. I consider myself obsessed with food –– how it looks, how it smells, how it tastes, even how it makes me feel. My hope is to provide recipes, tips & tricks each day, to help foodies everywhere eat like a dietitian. I will be sharing my tips & tricks in the kitchen, providing delicious recipes, and helping foodies everywhere navigate through the supermarket, eating out, preparing foods at home, and surviving tricky eating situations whenever they arise.

Posted on May 15, 2011, in My Dinners and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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