If you are hosting a large special event, such as a party or banquet, where you will be using a catering service to prepare the food, consider serving healthy food at the event. With more and more people following more health-conscious diets, starting out with a healthy menu will make it easier for you to meet everyone's various dietary needs. Here are some healthy food options to consider.
1. Grain Bowls
Grain bowls, often also called buddha bowls, are not just beautiful looking, they are healthy as well. Grain bowls usually have a base of quinoa, farrow, or rice. Then, they are layered with veggies and a protein and topped with a delicious sauce. The great thing about grain bowls is that you can literally mix and match tons of different combinations of grains, proteins, vegetables, and sauces together.
Grain bowls can be a great build-your-own catering meal option, allowing everyone to customize their grain bowl to their tastes.
2. A Taco Bar
Another great way to serve healthy food is with a build-your-own taco bar. With a taco bar, you can satisfy meat-eaters, vegetarians, and vegans all at once. You can offer toppings such as sauced chicken, ground beef, and flavored quinoa. You can offer traditional toppings such as lettuce, cilantro, onions, salsa, and limes. You can offer more non-traditional toppings such as mango and pickled vegetables. Of course, you can offer a range of cheeses and sauces as well.
Fruit is a very easy healthy food to incorporate into a catered event. You can have fruit cut up and served as an appetizer. You can serve a fruit bowl with the meal. You can put the fruit on toothpicks and serve mini-fruit kababs. Fruit is a great way to serve something that is both healthy and sweet that everyone will enjoy. There are even fun, artistic ways your catering company can prepare and serve the fruit.
4. Savory Skewers
Many people associate skewers with meat-heavy dishes, but there are lots of various ways you can create savory skewers that will cater to the needs of everyone at your event. For example, you can serve sautéed vegetables, sautéed vegetables with meat, tomato and feta cheese, meat and cheese, or even veggies and cheese.
At your next catered event, make sure there is food for everyone at the event that is healthy. It is not that hard to serve a healthy option if you think creatively. Both grain bowls and a taco bar are great build-your-own food options. Fruit and savory skewers are two great appetizer options for your event. Work with a health food catering company to find ways to make the menu healthy and fun.