What are indulgent but healthy buffet menu items?

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Question from Franetic: What's a seemingly indulgent but nutritionally sound buffet menu for a cocktail party? What would YOU serve at such an event?
Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. I always take to every buffet a black bean salad. The recipe is on my website. I always have some hummus with whole wheat bread and a variety of different types, different flavors of hummus. Fresh fruits and vegetables. I let people use either guacamole or hummus as a dip. Carrot bread, cranberry bread or something like that that's made with whole grain. I'd add flax seeds to a cranberry recipe, things like that. I'd take typical holiday foods and make them healthier by adding different healthy ingredients. That's a good start; I'm sure there are more.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Nutrition Through the Holidays featured Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. and Larissa Korde, M.D., M.P.H. answering your questions about what and how much to eat when holiday treats abound.

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