Three-Course Family Dinner

Published April 7, 2017

There’s nothing better than having friends and family over for an evening in with good food and plenty of laughter. With our simple tips, you can prepare a dinner that is so delicious, your guests won’t even know the menu is Weight Watchers-friendly! Make sure you really are the host or hostess with the mostess, using our top tips.

Small canapés are more satisfying than low-fat snacks. Fill celery stalks with houmous or top miniature blinis with smoked salmon and a smudge of soured cream and dill.

Low-sugar red or white grape juice makes a great alcohol-free alternative to wine. Switch between the two and you’ll wake up with a clear head and a budget that isn’t blown.

Quality not quantity makes a good buffet, so prepare a few well-chosen dishes rather than lots of smaller options. This also makes it easier to work out how much you’ve eaten. 

Eat early in the evening, so you don’t become ravenous and then overeat – or drink too much.

Avoid too many leftovers by checking recipe instructions carefully. It’s agony having a fridge full of goodies the next day.

Then, forget about the food, relax and have fun. The aim of your dinner is to catch up with friends and family, so don’t spend all evening counting SmartPoints®. Find one of our favourite family dinner menus below!