Whenever there’s a special corporate event coming up in the Philippines, you can always be sure that good food will be served. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always mean that the food options are particularly healthy. With more and more people becoming conscious of what they eat, it is important for event organizers to choose catering services that can provide healthy food options for guests.
Of course, healthy doesn’t necessarily mean “boring”. There are a number of mouthwatering healthy dishes that can serve as alternatives to classic party food. If you were originally planning to serve any of the following, you may want to consider ou healthier suggestion:
Potato chips are a staple snack provided during pre-event cocktails. However, potato chips are loaded with a significant amount of fat and sodium due to the way these tasty crisps are prepared. Instead of having guests munch down on handfuls of chips, you may want to consider serving Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta. This light finger food packs a lot of nutritional value thanks to the tomatoes and olive oil. The tomatoes are the main attraction here as they contain lycopene, an antioxidant renowned for reducing the risk of heart disease.
Barbecue chicken is a true classic for any event. If you have more than a few health-conscious guests though, you may want to hold off on adding it to the menu. It may seem relatively healthy at first, but barbecue sauce contains a surprisingly large amount of sugar. For a lighter option, try choosing Grilled Herb Chicken. The grilling process brings out the full flavor of both the chicken and the spices without adding extra fat and sodium. Depending on the herbs used, the dish will also pack more than a few health benefits, including improved digestion and enhanced vitamin absorption.
Fish fingers is another common buffet item you will find in corporate events. Although fish is one of the healthiest sources of protein, most of its nutritional value is lost when it is fried. Slathering a generous serving of tartar sauce to go with your fish fingers, and you’ve just added an extra helping of sodium and sugar to your meal. A healthier alternative to this would be to enjoy a serving of Baked Fillet of Lapu-Lapu. Baking is one of the healthiest ways to prepare fish since it keeps the fish tender and moist while retaining most of its nutritional value. Lapu-Lapu is also rich in vitamin D and iron.
These are only some of the healthier alternatives that many corporate catering companies may offer. If you are keen on providing healthier options during your event, do not hesitate to consult your catering company and ask for recommendations.