Healthy potluck recipes have to have a couple of important components. They have to be inexpensive, feed a crowd, and something people will like.
Why inexpensive? If I have to bring servings for 10 or more people, that will cost me if I am planning on serving smoked salmon (so I don’t bring smoked salmon).
Perhaps this is why I don’t really like potlucks. Inevitably, they are filled like the photo above with meaty chilis and meatball covered pastas. Don’t get me wrong – I like these things but I try to eat them rarely.
Also, usually there are too many desserts and my children end up eating five of them (and then complaining of stomach aches). Argh!!
You can be the one who brings the vegetable or fruit packed dish that will be devoured upon arrival. There are many of us out there – trying to be vegetarian or eating less meat and more vegetables.
Don’t tell anyone that you are attempting to change the world through your addition to the potluck. Bring it, put a little sign on it (vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free – whatever) and walk away. Watch how the pasta salads remain untouched as your dish doesn’t even have to be washed as some lunatic licks the bowl.
OR (even better), it remains untouched and you can take it home and have healthy food for DAYS.
Give these recipes a shot and tell me what happens!
1. Fruit Pizza
Get the recipe here: Fruit Pizza Recipe
2. Balsamic Roasted Green Beans
Get the recipe here: Balsamic Roasted Green Beans Recipe
3. Vegan White Chili
Get the recipe here: Vegan White Recipe
4. Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
Get the recipe here: Healthy Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Recipe
6. Cauliflower Potato Curry
Get the recipe here: Cauliflower Potato Curry Recipe
7. Best Vegetarian Chili
Get the recipe here: Best Vegetarian Chili Recipe
5. Baked Zucchini Lasagna
Get the recipe here: Baked Zucchini Lasagna Recipe
6. Mexican Zucchini Boats
Get the recipe here: Mexican Zucchini Boats Recipe
7. Chinese Honey Garlic Chicken
Get the recipe here: Chinese Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe