Split your dish into three sections: One third is protein, another third is vegetables, salads and greens, and the last third is what I call category-2 vegetables, usually higher on the glycemic index like potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams or rice. The chart below is what it would look like.
I suggest you stay away from sauces and pies (ok, ok...I'll be realistic, have a little). Sauces & pies always have some kind of sugar, which makes everything harder to digest.
If you are the host, you can always treat your guests with healthier choices like organic turkey (raised without antibiotics), gluten-free pies, frozen or fresh vegetables and fruits. Ditch the traditional mashed white potatoes. Opt for mashed sweet potatoes or cauliflower instead.
Bottom Line: When it comes to food, celebrate - but with control! Taking these few simple steps will help make sure that your nutrition doesn't suffer.
Cauliflower Steaks with Parsley Butter Sauce