Healthy Mardi Gras

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

Celebrate Mardi Gras with these healthy and flavorful dishes.

Ditte Isager

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!


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.


Stewed Okra and Tomatoes

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


Red Beans and Rice

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


Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Hearty and delicious, this gumbo stars chicken and sausage.


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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