Tasty Party Foods That Won’t Break Your New Year’s Resolution

Are you worried that an upcoming party is going to set you back from reaching your New Year’s resolution? If so, you can feel better knowing that you can easily maintain your positive health food goals by simply opting for some healthier dishes. By focusing mostly on natural, wholesome ingredients, you can cater a healthy spread without sacrificing quality or flavor.

Continue reading for some recommended healthy party food catering ideas.

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Georgia Catering Services 678-340-0510

Mini Handhelds

One of the most popular catering trends of 2019 was miniature finger foods, and the novelty has yet to wear off! Mini sandwiches are still among the top-requested items at catered events this year. The great thing about sandwiches is that they are so versatile; you can make them as gourmet or kid-friendly as you like, and even match them to your party theme. Other popular choices have been mini veggie wraps, turkey burger sliders, and mini chicken brats. Use a whole-grain or homemade bread, coupled with some tasty condiments that are good for you, like ground mustard, avocado, or an olive-oil based vinaigrette. Also, using real cheese slices really enhances flavor and texture.

Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits

When you mix cream and fruit together, you get a delicious and better-for-you dessert loved by people of all ages. Fruit and yogurt parfaits are great because they can be made with an endless combination of fruits, creams, juices, and yogurts. And the fancy parfait glasses are usually a big hit as well. You can match your recipe you’re your party theme, or provide an array of options for guests. Parfaits are quick and easy to make, and provide a healthier, natural alternative to processed sugar. You can also make them with frozen yogurt for summer occasions.

Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

Again, finger foods are a popular item for parties. And what better way to spice up veggies than to put them on a stick and grill them? Kabobs are convenient, no matter what you put on them, and vegetables are delicious when grilled. The flavors of grilled vegetables really pop, so people like them more when they are cooked this way. Putting them on a stick makes them easier to eat, so more people are likely to go for them too. The best part about veggie kabobs other than their healthiness is their versatility. You can mix and match a wide range of vegetables, and match them according to theme or season.

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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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? 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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