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    Mardi Gras--How Will You Celebrate?
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    Byroney_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Most of us aren't lucky enough to be able to go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and celebrate in person. The good news is that no matter where you live, there's no reason why you can't join in the fun!

    How about trying Cajun Sirloin Burgers? Spicy and meaty, you can add the sauce of your choice to finish them off "your style." Blended "mocktails" (alcohol-free cocktails) can help add to the festive flare and fun, without the concerns of drinking alcohol.

    Trying to go a little lighter? Then try Randy Jackson's (of American Idol fame) Gumbo Ya-Ya Recipe . With less calories and being lower in sodium, it could be a more health-conscious way to slim down Fat Tuesday with your family and friends.

    If you'd like a little Mojito with your Gumbo, but are worried about the calories, follow this link to learn a typical one has 214 calories for 8 ounces. You can also check out the calorie list for other common drinks.

    Finally, there's the delicious, cinnamon King's Cake decked out in green, gold and purple (this is not a WebMD site, and we cannot guarantee content). Did you know by tradition that whomever gets the little plastic baby in their piece of cake, has to buy (or make) next year's King's Cake for everyone? That's a tradition you could have fun with, too.

    How are you celebrating?

    Byroney
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