1. Don’t prepare anything you wouldn’t want to eat yourself.
2. Remember that your guests don’t have to leave feeling “stuffed to the gills."
3. Fill the room with low-fat munchies, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, instead of nuts and potato chips.
4. Never apologize or make excuses for preparing a low-fat meal, and avoid using the words “diet” or “low-fat.
5. Accept compliments with a gracious “thank you” instead of “thank you, but can you tell it’s a diet recipe?”
6. For an alcoholic beverage that’s on the light side, try a wine spritzer (half white wine and half club soda with a twist of lemon or lime).
7. Water, served in a pretty glass with a twist of lemon, makes a good beverage choice.
8. To add variety to any meal, serve several different vegetables and/or salads.
9. When serving vegetables, make large quantities rather than skimpy ones. All too often,
hosts serve huge platters of meat and put out tiny little bowls of vegetables.
10. For a sweet after-dinner touch, serve a flavored coffee.
11. Remember that food is more appealing when served attractively.
12. To summarize: Feed your guests the way you want to feed yourself.