As more people become concerned about their health and weight, it’s becoming more important to offer a variety of food options at corporate events. This helps ensure everyone has something delicious to eat. When planning a corporate event, you’ll want to choose a corporate caterer that can provide a wide range of menu choices including options for those with special dietary needs.
When choosing a corporate caterer to work with, look for a catering company with experience accommodating a variety of dietary requirements. Silver Spoon Caterers has years of experience providing corporate catering and nonprofit catering for businesses and nonprofit organizations throughout the DC Metropolitan area. We provide numerous options and our team is well prepared to help you create the perfect catering menu for your next corporate event.
About the Keto Diet
Over the past few years, the ketogenic (keto) diet has become one of the most popular diets in the United States. This is due to its profound effects on health and weight. The keto diet has been shown to help people shed excess pounds and improve certain conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cognitive decline. With all of its unique benefits, it’s no wonder so many people are opting for this low-carb, high fat diet.
It’s a good chance that one or more of the attendees at your next event follows the keto diet. Even if they don’t, providing keto-friendly foods ensures you have something healthy everyone can enjoy.
Corporate leaders often find it difficult to keep up with dietary needs and requirements. If you aren’t familiar with the keto diet, followers reduce the amount of carbs consumed to 5% of their total calorie intake, proteins to 20%, and increase fat consumption to 75% of their total calorie intake. While this seems counterproductive, it forces the body to utilize fat for energy as opposed to glucose, which is found in carbs. This helps fat melt away.
The following foods should be included when providing corporate catering for people following a keto diet:
Fish provides important nutrients the body needs. It is also very low in carbs, making it ideal for people following a keto diet. The best choices include salmon, mackerel, and sardines.
Most vegetables have very few carbs and provide a wide range of vitamins and minerals. However, it’s important to avoid starchy vegetables such as potatoes and beets which contain a high amount of carbohydrates. Best choices include cauliflower, broccoli, and kale.
Naturally low-carb and high fat, cheese makes a wonderful addition to any corporate event. Serve cheese as is, or over low-carb vegetables for a special treat.
Meat and Poultry
Consuming meat and poultry provides the body with essential nutrients. It’s also an excellent source of high-quality protein, which has been shown to help protect muscle mass in people following a keto diet.
Eggs are naturally high in fat and low in carbs, making them perfect for anyone following a keto diet. When serving eggs, it’s important to include the yolks as they contain most of the egg’s nutrients.
Please contact Silver Spoon Caterers for more information about corporate catering for people following a keto diet.