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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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The holiday season is nearly upon us, and all around people are talking about pumpkin pie and cornbread
stuffing, green bean casserole and bread pudding — but not you. Whether by choice or by circumstance, your Thanksgiving meal must be gluten-free.

Bummer, right? Wrong.Gluten Free Thanksgiving | Northern VA Caterer

If you think you can’t have a holiday dinner that is both completely gluten-free and down right delicious, think again. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, or hoping to have Silver Spoon Caterers do the cooking for you this feasting season, know that gluten-free doesn’t have to be synonymous with tasteless.

Appetizers

Tuscan Chicken Kabob
(served with a rosemary, lemon & olive oil sauce, skewered with cherry tomato)

Champagne Chicken Skewer
(served with a champagne vinegar, Dijon & maple sauce)

Duck-Bacon Wrapped Dates
(applewood smoked, filled with Brie — can be made with traditional pork bacon)

Sriracha Shrimp Cocktail

(with lime)

Ahi Tuna Skewer
(crusted with black and white sesame seeds, served with red chili aioli)

Entrees

Rosemary Thyme Chicken
(served with champagne & shallot sauce, with two sides)

Grilled Hanger Steak
(with a Dijon rub, pinot noir sauce, and two sides)

Carved Prime Rib
(premium Angus rib roast, with two sides)

Cracked Pepper Beef Tenderloin
(seared, with two sides)

Spiral Smoked Ham
(honey-smoked ham with a brown sugar glaze and two sides)

Pan Seared Halibut
(with Saffron Lemon Butter and two sides)

Side Dishes

Butternut Squash & Green Bean Medley

Roasted Kale & Yukon Gold Potatoes

Roasted Winter Root Vegetables

Corn on the Cob with Spanish Butter

Classic Mashed Potatoes

Silver Spoon Mac & Cheese

Mashed Maple Sweet Potatoes

Traditional Stuffing (YES, it’s gluten-free!)

Rosemary Cardamom Basmati Rice

Kale Caesar Salad

Winter Farro Salad

Goat Cheese, Roasted Gala Apple & Cranberry Chopped Salad

Dessert

Minted Fruit Salad
(fresh fruit salad with a touch of mint; served with whipped cream)

Be prepared, and flexible.

Call Silver Spoon Caterers well in advance of your event, and have some idea in mind of what you’d like to serve. Maybe even bring a few recipe suggestions of your own. Your preparedness will help us ensure that your next gluten-free event is a huge success.

And this, we can’t say enough: Be flexible. While we welcome, and encourage your participation in the menu design (It is your event after all.), we can’t always replicate certain food items identically. But if you keep an open mind, we just might come up with something even more nutritious and delicious.