Healthy Catering Menu Ideas

Just because you are hosting a party or event doesn’t mean you can’t provide a healthy spread of catered food. And just because it’s healthy doesn’t mean it can’t be delicious! Learn some great tips for healthy catering, and impress your guests with a tasty and healthy meal selection!

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Georgia Catering Services 678-340-0510

🍵 Coffee and Tea Station

Although many people try to avoid caffeine on a healthy diet, the truth is that a little bit of caffeine can actually help boost metabolism by 3 to 11 percent, according to Healthline.com. So add in a tea and coffee station to promote energy and metabolism progress.

🥗 Salad Bars

As for a healthy start, skip the calorie-filled hors d’oeuvres and deep-fried foods, and instead, opt for an all-inclusive salad bar. Include as many vegetable options as possible, such as tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, bean sprouts, and onions. For toppers, skip the cheese and try a selection of nuts and legumes, like sunflower seeds, almonds, and pecans instead. You can even add in dried fruits like cranberries or cherries. As for lettuce options, go above and beyond the traditional iceberg and opt for spinach, kale, bok choy, cabbage, Swiss chard, and other fancy greens! As for dressings, provide a selection of healthy, oil and vinegar-based options; even fresh-squeezed lemon juice is a wonderful alternative to bottled dressings.

If you insist on having appetizers, consider some healthy party dips that pair well with fruit and vegetables. Read our blog, “Simple Lo-Cal Party Dip Recipes” to learn some popular ones that are easy to make!

🥪 Deli Sandwiches or Protein-Based Meals

For casual events and parties, deli sandwich trays are the perfect healthy option. Not only are they healthy and fresh, they are filling, so guests will not feel meal-deprived when they leave. For more formal events and occasions, you can opt for a hot plate selection of protein-based meals. Choose a meal plan that includes one protein, one fat source (olive oil, butter, cream sauce, cheese, etc.), and a low-carb vegetable. This is a hearty and healthy meal that will satisfy even the pickiest of guests.

🥝 Fruit Platters

No lunch or dinner is complete without a dessert selection. But instead of adding refined sugary sweets to your catering plan, opt for some fresh fruit instead. In many cultures around the world, fruit is consumed as a dessert, rather than a snack. Choose sweet and satisfying fruits, like berries, melon, pears, and grapes. You can even provide a healthy fruit dip made from yogurt and low-calorie whipped cream.

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Yummy Valentine’s Day Catering Ideas

Everyone loves a great Valentine’s Day party. And what makes a party better than fantastic catering? Love and food go hand and hand, just like you and your special someone. Whether you are planning Valentine’s Day festivities, whether for two or twenty five, look to these fun and creative ideas for fabulous and yummy catering success! It only requires a few key ingredients to best cater a Valentine’s Day dinner party: love, love, and chocolate!

Continue reading to learn some great ideas that are guaranteed to make any Valentine’s Day an extra special one.

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Valentine’s Day Treats and Dishes that Say ‘I Love You”

Let’s first begin with some appetizer and dinner options, and then we will get to the good stuff: DESSERT! When it comes to preparing appetizers and entrees for a day dedicated to love, think rich and indulgent. Don’t worry about Valentine’s Day clichés, like oysters in the half shell, because these classics are always a hit! They are known aphrodisiacs and people get a kick out of eating them on this special day. Be sure to serve them cold and on ice, and compliment them with the standard cocktail sauce and slice of lemon for a complete pallet sensation.

Other fantastic entrees and appetizers that speak to the heart include foods like artichoke hearts, passion fruit, beef tenderloin, honey ham, rump roast, hot tamales, sweet potatoes, carrots, olive juice martinis, and other food and drink that hint toward a tender, love, and care theme. When it comes to serving up foods that are intended to spice things up, consider serving some popular aphrodisiacs, such as:

💘 Caviar

💘 Basil

💘 Bananas

💘 Oysters

💘 Asparagus

💘 Honey

💘 Avocado

💘 Figs

💘 Garlic

💘 Almonds

💘 And of Course, Chocolate!

As for dessert on Valentine’s Day, whether it’s for you and your loved one or an entire group of guests, the answer is always CHOCOLATE!  Chocolate and sugar say “I love you” the best. A sweet finish to any meal is the most exciting way to go. Chocolate covered strawberries and fruit are the most romantic and modern; however, more indulgent ideas include chocolate lava cakes, cupcakes, bon-bons, truffles, and chocolate brownies.  For kids, heart-shaped Rice Krispy treats, chocolate dipped pretzels, and cookie cakes are a wonderful delight.  Add candles and flowers to the mix and you have a superbly romantic and pleasurable Valentine’s Day dinner and celebration.

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