Dr. Gourmet Newsletter: September 1, 2008

Chef Tim Says....

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.It's Labor Day here in the United States. I love summer but it's about over and time to celebrate. Holidays are certainly a good time to splurge a bit and maybe eat too much. Not a big deal—that's one of the most important parts of eating healthy. It's really important to give yourself permission to cut loose now and then.

That said, you can still eat food that's great for you even if you're eating a bit too much. I've put together some ideas for you.

I had a reader send a note recently asking for the Scallop and Barley Salad and she mentioned that it's perfect to take to a pot luck. It's easy to make ahead and people love it. If it's your barbecue the Cajun Cheeseburgers are great. Pair that with this Potato Salad recipe sent in by Barbara Gendelman and you're good to go.

Another great choice for the grill is the Polynesian Chicken. You can use the marinade with shrimp for some variety and either one of these paired with Lemon Rice makes a great end to the summer.

For dessert, look at our reviews of frozen yogurts, or make the super easy Strawberry Shortcake.

Here are some other ideas for your Labor Day:

Kabob on the grill

Grilled Sage Lamb Kabobs or
Barbecue Chicken with Roasted Corn on the Cob
Cornbread Muffins
Cole Slaw
Potato Vinaigrette Salad

Eat well, eat healthy, enjoy life!

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.
Dr. Gourmet

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