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Ideas for a Healthy Meal to Bring to a Friend

ChristinaMason | Feb 1, 201111:04 AM     8

I'm bringing dinner tomorrow to an aquaintance of mine who was widowed this past fall. He has requested something "healthy" and no broccoli, cauliflower, or liver (!). I've been struggling with what to make, because I don't know him or his tastes very well. The couple served French food at their wedding, and I know he likes steak...but neither are super-healthy.

I'm going to be bringing the meal via metro, so unwieldy things like soup/stew/chili, which would be hard to transport, aren't ideal.

Right now, I'm thinking about maybe chicken, pork tenderloin, or salmon teriyaki with wild rice and a side of spicy green beans (sort of Szechuan-style, but meatless). I was also thinking about bringing along a peanut noodle salad with edamame that he could eat the rest of the week. Maybe a small bag of frozen dumplings, too.

But then I think, maybe he's been eating a lot of Chinese takeout in his new bachelorhood.

My other ideas was to make chicken and black bean enchiladas, and to lighten up the dish as much as possible. I usually make Spanish rice and a nice cucumber, jicama, and mango salad as sides, but a) he might not like those "exotic" ingredients, and b) getting them is kind of a pain.

Thoughts? Can anyone suggest something else that would travel and reheat well, and please many palates? Should be something relatively healthy.

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