Turning dinner into a buffet makes eating more entertaining and fun, while also providing choices for any picky eater in your family–young and not so young.
- Create a burrito or fajita bar. Fill bowls with cooked, shredded chicken, steamed vegetables, refried beans, low-fat shredded cheese, brown rice, salsa, avocado slices or guacamole, and set out tortilla shells. Let your family, any age, walk around and create their own custom-made burrito.
- Stuff baked potatoes. Bake potatoes, slice down the middle, and set out on a platter. Fill bowls with a variety of toppings, such as low-fat shredded cheeses, corn, chopped mushrooms and onions, broccoli, cooked or raw spinach, salsa, and low-fat sour cream.
- Make your own pizzas. Set out one to two small pizza crusts per person, shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese, and pasta sauce. Fill bowls with different toppings, such as chopped ham, corn, diced pineapple, fresh garlic, tomatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, peppers, other diced vegetables or meats. Then let each family member assemble their own pizza.
- Serve up stir-fry. Cook up a heaping bowl of brown rice and fill bowls with a range of cooked vegetables, diced chicken, beef, or tofu. Let your family choose their stir-fry ingredients they want to add to the rice.