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By the end of January, let’s be honest, nearly everyone has already fallen off the New Year’s resolution wagon. But not you. Not this year. You’re committed to make healthier food choices, and that means catering healthy meals too. As your premier corporate event caterer, we hear it all the time: “It’s so hard to eat healthy when I’m constantly attending banquets, and networking events, and dinners out with clients.” And the truth is, while it may sometimes be more difficult to do so, it’s not impossible.

Choose healthy catering options for your next corporate function.

Opt for whole-grain (over white) bread, rice, or pasta — that’s a big one. Use low-fat, low-salt, and reduced-sugar alternatives. And three: Serve fresh fruit and vegetables. It’s really that easy. Not convinced? Let’s get specific.

Breakfast

Even your Fairfax VA healthy catering partner can recognize that breakfast gets tricky. Say, “catered breakfast” and what do people expect? Pastries, that’s what people expect. And pastry, you can provide when you opt for items like whole grain muffins, or scones.

Consider a few other healthy breakfast options:

  • Cereal — Think whole grain, like Raisin Bran or Corn Flakes.
  • Fruit — Serve fresh, seasonal fruit in a salad, whole, or in pieces.
  • Yogurt — Some like it plain; others like it flavored. Opt for low- or no-fat varieties.
  • Eggs — Scramble them. Boil them. Poach them. Or serve omelets.
  • Vegetables — They’re not just for lunch and dinner any more.

Hot Dishes

You already know the basics: Less processed junk, and more real food. It’s how you eat at home, and it’s what we’ll serve your guests.

  • Soup — Choose vegetable or legume-based soups, and broth over cream.
  • Vegetables — They’re great, and they’re yummy to the tummy any time of day! They can be steamed, microwaves, grilled or roasted.
  • Pasta — Yes, pasta! As long as it’s whole grain. Opt for tomato or vegetable-based sauces, and use only small amounts of low-fat cheese.
  • Meat — It’s all about the meats: Beef, lamb, pork, poultry. Choose lean cuts, and opt for low-fat cooking methods (grilled or roasted) over other methods that require the addition of fat. Serve hot entrée dishes with healthy side items like a salad, fresh vegetables or a baked potato.

Even dessert can be healthy when you choose fruit.

Silver Spoon Caterers makes fresh, seasonal fruit tarts and pie — just decadent enough to be delicious.

When you’re planning your next corporate event and searching for healthy catering options but aren’t willing to sacrifice flavor, call Silver Spoon Caterers.

Let’s talk about how healthy food choices can look, and taste great, too.

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Every year, it seems like more and more people are choosing organic catering providers. If you’re like many, you’ve probably wondered whether organic ingredients are really better than conventionally grown food. The fact is there’s mounting evidence that organic food is better for your body, mental health and the environment.

What Does Organic Mean?

Organic foods are foods that are produced without the use of GMOs, synthetic or chemical pesticides. Organic livestock used for food is fed an organic diet and allowed access to the outdoors. These animals are typically not given antibiotics or growth hormones.

Understanding GMOs

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are bioengineered genes used to make crops resistant to herbicides. GMOs are also used to helps crops produce their own insecticide. GMO crops are sprayed with toxic herbicide up to fifteen times more than non-GMO crops.

There is a lot of debate about whether GMOs are safe. Whatever your opinion, it’s important to consider that more people are choosing to eat organic in an effort to avoid GMOs. Keep this in mind when planning your next event.

Health Benefits of Organic Catering

There are a number of benefits to eating organic. Organic foods have more nutrients than conventionally grown foods. They do not contain chemicals that can be harmful to your health. People with allergies often find that their symptoms subside when they eat an organic diet.

The way that organic foods are produced helps minimize the health risks to farmers and their families. Supporting organic farming helps keep harmful chemicals out of the air, soil and drinking water.

Offering Organic Catering at Your Next Fairfax Event 

When holding a special event or corporate meeting, you need to consider the growing number of people choosing to eat organic. Offering organic choices lets your attendees know that you care about their health and the environment. It also makes it possible to include everyone.

Silver Spoon Caterers offers a wide selection of high quality food for corporate events, weddings and special events. We offer a variety of organic choices. Our catering services are available in Northern Virginia and the Metro DC area. Please contact us for more information about our organic catering options in Fairfax VA.