MyPlate MyWins Tips- Prep for Potlucks and PartiesParties and potlucks are a fun way to spend time with friends, family, and colleagues. Set yourself up to make healthy choices with these tips.
Plan for colorful plates Create a sign-up sheet for your party with categories for dishes from each food group so you have a variety of healthy options.
Sip up some flavor Boost flavor in water or unsweetened iced tea with mint leaves, lemons, or frozen fruit. Skip sugary drinks like soda, punch, and lemonade.
Keep foods safe Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold until serving time. Don’t leave food out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours.
Prioritize your plate Take a quick lap around the food table to see what foods are available before filling your plate. Save calories with smaller helpings.
Include fruits and veggies Fill half your plate with vegetables such as beans, broccoli, or mixed greens and fruit like berries or grapes.
Source: USDA Choose MyPlate.Gov