Healthy Mardi Gras

Featured Article,Healthy Recipes and Nutrition,Nutrition
February 15, 2012

Celebrate Mardi Gras with these healthy and flavorful dishes.

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Ditte Isager
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New Orleans is known for culinary indulgence. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the city’s most famous holiday in a healthy way. Check out our lightened-up Cajun and Creole favorites, and laissez les bons temps rouler!

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Shrimp Creole

Traditionally a roux-and-tomato-based dish, Shrimp Creole in this new version has Vietnamese influences; it’s spicy and sweet, full of herbs and flavor.

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Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

This classic New Orleans dish combines okra and tomatoes to bring out the best flavors of each.

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Red Beans and Rice

Time is the key to making successful red beans: they need to cook slowly and well.

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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Hearty and delicious, this gumbo stars chicken and sausage.

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Smoked Gouda Crawfish Dip

Simple to make, elegant to serve, and quick to disappear, this delightful dish combines crawfish and Gouda for a truly unique flavor.

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