Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Women's Health magazine event

On a gorgeous Saturday in September on Pier 46 in Manhattan, Stuart & Welch spent the afternoon enjoying the sun and doing what we love with cooking demonstrations for Women’s Health magazine.   The event was to support women’s efforts to live a healthy, active lifestyle and Start and Welch was enlisted to provide nutritious & delicious foods to the VIP tent and to demonstrate how to make low calorie, low-fat foods that are also tasty and fun for the invited participants.   

The recipes, provided by Women’s Health contributors, had all been tested for nutritional value and met their standards for healthy, low-calorie meals.  We took on the challenge to flaunt the ease of making  “bikini-friendly” grilled (we used an electric grill to prove the recipe valid for you city-gals!)  turkey-gorgonzola burgers, with a surprisingly low 293 calories.  We also demoed a black bean, sesame & tofu stir-fry, a shrimp & succotash, and a simple, light breakfast or side; honey-limed fruit salad.  All delicious!

Not only were the folks from Women’s Health and their guests enthusiastic about the food we provided, they were also really impressed with the healthy, gluten-free sweets provided by my friend Tully at Tulu’s bakery which, by the way, are not just for people with gluten allergies- everyone thinks they're amazing!

Even though bikini season is a long time coming it’s never too late to add a healthy recipe to your repertoire, so here is the recipe for those low-cal burgers, plus 5 more versions, courtesy of Women’s Health magazine….