I make okra gumbo with no roux, just the okra to thicken it and whatever lean meats I have around. I made it with turkey sausage and turkey stock for a party last time- shortly after Thanksgiving actually. I also made baked Natchitoches meat pies with very lean ground turkey and beef. I also have a cookbook which I love called Low Calorie Cajun cooking. The etoufee may not be like the regular one, but it is still very good.
And if you are making a desert, I have made king cake (since it is the season for it) with whole white-wheat flour, almond milk, and earth balance spread (dairy free time). I left off the frosting and went light on the colored sugar on top. That was modified from Cooking Up a Storm and it was a really well received birthday cake.
If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate them. I want to keep my goals set and I know it would be hard not to fall into the usual chip and dip thing. I'm making a veggie tray up, but need help with the food part. Thanks for your help!
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