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Old 05-28-2013, 19:53   #1
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Hi Everyone,

Just wondering what you do when you have a dinner party with all non-D guests?
Do you serve non LC foods like breads, rice, potatoes etc for your guests? Or do the guests get to go LC for the night?
I also worry about serving dessert with artificial sweeteners. Some people don't like them and prefer sugar and some people do not want their kids to eat them at all and would rather their kids eat real sugar.

Ideas?

Thanks so much!

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I usually get a baguette so there's bread on the table, and beyond that go low-carb. When there's meat, fish, veggies, cauliflower mash/bake/whatever (or not even), salad - or variations thereof - they don't even notice.

I serve both Optimist crackers and regular with cheeses/dips, and cut-up peppers, and if I know artificial sweeteners will be dicey, I might get some ice cream/sorbet and have assorted berries and cream over it, then just eat the berries and cream myself.

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You could do fruit and cheese for dessert.

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My guests get to go low-carb, and, as moon says, they usually don't even know it! When it's our kids who come to visit, they bring their own snack stuff, but at mealtime it's strictly low-carb.

There are some killer dessert recipes on our Recipe board . . . search for the carrot cake and the secret chocolate cake. They'll knock your sox off, and your guests' sox too!




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So far my husband, BFF and my mother are the only ones who know of my dx. So I personally would serve what I normally would serve, likely even if they knew the dx. But for me I would see to it I have food I can eat on the table also and eat only that.

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It's your house, serve food specific to you. That's half the FUN! WHEN you go to a friends house that is of a different ethnic or regional background Don't you anticipate eating food from that person's specialty?

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Besides meat, fish or poultry, I serve deviled eggs, fresh green beans made with ham and butter for seasoning, tossed salad with bottled dressing for them and home-made for me. Cooked cabbage seasoned with chopped, browned bacon, onion and butter is another option. Brown and serve rolls for them, I pass on the bread.

In my experience, any time someone knows I am eating something low carb that I made myself, everyone wants to see what it tastes like.

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Thanks everyone! Great ideas!

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Besides meat, fish or poultry, I serve deviled eggs, fresh green beans made with ham and butter for seasoning, tossed salad with bottled dressing for them and home-made for me. Cooked cabbage seasoned with chopped, browned bacon, onion and butter is another option. Brown and serve rolls for them, I pass on the bread.

In my experience, any time someone knows I am eating something low carb that I made myself, everyone wants to see what it tastes like.
That sounds wonderfull! I'll definitly be replacing my recipe of crunchy cole slaw with it!
(It had raw ramen noodles cooked into it) REALLY hated giving it up!

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I go low-carb. Ironically with one family, I have to include a carb choice because their daughter is Type 1 on insulin and not really on top of it, so there has to be a carb so she doesn't hypo. Long, sad story.

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