For starters, I will ask the host if they can share the menu with me. This allows me to bring a few accompanying dishes. If I am fearful that there won’t be a main dish that I can eat, I will just pack a hamburger patty and ask that it’s put on the grill with the other food. I will bring a few side dishes for me and everyone else to enjoy.
Sometimes it’s a last minute invite and I don’t have time to do any cooking. In this case, I will bring some store-bought options, which is an option if you’re short on time or energy.
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RECIPE OPTIONS, DIVIDED BY DIET PHASE
Below are a sample of main dishes, side dishes, drinks or desserts that you can prepare and bring with you. They are listed in diet phase order, in case you have not progressed into the maintenance phase of the diet just yet.
Fresh Herb Vinaigrette* to put on a salad, which more often than not is on the menu at a summer event
Fruit cocktail – Cut up some of your favorite fruits and mix them together
A dish of raw or roasted almonds
Chewy Coconut Almond Cookies
Nutty Coconut Delight
Shredded Carrot Salad
Salted Roasted Chickpeas
Honey Nut Bars
Iced Minted Raspberry Green Tea
Watermelon Lime Cooler
Zucchini Corn Bake
Guacamole with organic corn or black bean chips
Summer Vegetable Medley Salad
Miso Barbecue Sauce – Grill up a plain piece of chicken and top with this sauce when it’s ready
Mustard Ranch Dressing – Serve with a vegetable platter
Make a trail mix with your favorite nuts, seeds and dried fruits
Corn on the cob – this is delicious cooked in the husk on the grill
Seared Peppered London Broil – Marinate in a container at home, so it’s grill ready when you arrive
Truffle “Brownie” Cake Bar
We hope that these suggestions and tips will help alleviate some of your concerns so that you can enjoy your upcoming event!