The Power of Plating
By Elizabeth Keyser
That old saying, "we eat with our eyes" isn't completely true. Enjoying a meal uses all our senses – smell, taste, and touch as well as sight. But first appearances are important. And it's fun, and surprisingly easy, to add some "top chef" style to make you and your family smile at the dinner table. Diabetes super foods provide a big, colorful palette of vegetables, grains, nuts, and fruit to play with.
Plating techniques have a sneaky benefit: portion control. Beautiful plating is the opposite of heaping a lot of food on the plate. These are dishes that make you slow down and savor. Here's how to do it.
Brussels Sprouts Sauced Super Cheesy Chicken Cinnamon Sirloin Chops w/Peach Sauce P&J Parfait Pumpkin Pecan Bread Parmesan Flounder Cheesy Spaghetti with Pine Nuts Sweet Pepper Chicken Lemon Poppy Muffins BLT Pasta Salad