Thursday, March 14, 2013

No need to admit that you are serving a WW recipe

I have a couple of social occasions coming up (one that I'm going to host) and plan on doing WW friendly recipes. We'll see how it goes, I feel a little anxious about it, I don't know why... why wouldn't anyone want to be served something healthier I think I'll hold off on tell them until after the meal.

Hi Cheryl!

You are anxious about serving WW friendly meals at dinner parties; I can completely understand those feelings. I've only recently started to rethink the type of food I serve to friends and family.

I think you are anxious because there is a perception out there that healthy food is not tasty food and our society on the whole is obsessed with taste. No one wants to serve food that doesn't taste great to their guests. But, healthy food does taste good, perhaps in a different way from a full fat recipe.

In any case, for your upcoming social events, serve food that works for you. You don't need to consult your guests before the meal and you don't need to admit (or apologize) for anything after the meal. After all, your guests are important so wouldn't you rather contribute to their good health instead of detract from it?

You may actually find that some (or perhaps all) of your guests may be thankful and relieved to be eating lighter and healthier food.


Cheryl is a newbie blogger, and we have been friends for almost 20 years now (where did the time go??). We were on the same rowing crew gliding up and down the credit river. Check out her blog Chering Change.

If you have any suggestions for Cheryl, please add a comment below.

Also, check out this interview with journalist Micheal Moss about his new book Salt, Sugar, Fat about how the food industry got us hooked on processed food. Fascinating!


  1. Thanks Kara, very good point. Imagine apologizing for serving your guests a healthier alternative to a dish. I'll keep you posted on the outcome of the dinner.

  2. I have found many healthy wonderful recipes. My husband enjoys them and he's the first to tell everyone how much he loves it. I think you should serve them healthy flavourful foods and I have no doubt they'll love them!

  3. I completely agree. I subscribe to a variation of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" phrase. If they don't ask - don't tell.

    I do like to tell after they've eaten it up and loved every bit of it. Then I sometimes tell them how great it was for their bodies.


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