Weight gain and other health issues can be common during events like Carnival and the Super Bowl. If you’re drinking alcoholic beverages, remember to pace yourself and drink plenty of water. And if you’re hosting, offer plenty of healthy options. (You can usually get by with 25 percent less sugar and butter than a recipe calls for.) In that spirit, try this roasted eggplant dip—perfect for any season or occasion—by Marc Gilberti, executive chef of Ochsner Fitness Center.
Note: Pita bread is optional. You can try sliced raw veggies instead.