Catering Healthy & delicious optionsThanks to the growing interest in clean eating and plant-based foods, healthy food catering is becoming a hot trend. However, many still think healthy eating means settling for bland foods like salads and soups. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth! Today, there are so many delicious options to choose from, that you can easily plan a healthy menu that will please everyone’s taste buds. Want to offer some healthy catering options at events? Here’s some inspiration from Pickles Deli’s catering menu to help you get started, along with our catering tips for a health-conscious feast.
Healthy Food Catering for Any Event
Different events require different types of catering. Whether it's a business meeting or a holiday party, you need to think about the time of day, the size of the group, how formal the event is, and whether you want to provide seating. Once your expectations are clear, it will be easier to choose healthier options to impress your guests.
» Healthy Catered Breakfast Ideas
Serving up a delicious breakfast at business meetings puts everyone in a good mood. Especially if you offer nutritious and healthy catering options, your guests will feel light and energized throughout the day. To make the perfect breakfast even more perfect, add fruit juices, herbal tea, and coffee to the menu. If you want to offer sweets, a selection of mini pastries is a good choice, as they can be eaten in moderation.
Breakfast catering ideas for corporate or private events:
Our Protein Wraps and Fitness Wraps are packed with proteins, a variety of veggies, and cheese, all wrapped up in a whole wheat tortilla: with these healthy choices, you don't have to sacrifice taste.
Fresh Fruit Platter
Our Fresh Fruit Platter is loaded with vitamins and nutrients, making it a great choice any time of day. But served in the morning, it will give your guests the extra energy they need throughout the day.
» Healthy Catered Lunch Ideas
Catered lunches are perfect for all-day meetings, conferences, workshops, and the like. They provide a well-deserved break from a long day, allowing attendees to return to work feeling satisfied but not stuffed. Buffet-style catering, wraps, and sandwiches work best for these events, where everyone can choose what they like in a relaxed atmosphere.
Healthy lunch catering ideas for small and large groups:
Wraps are easy to serve and easy to eat, making them ideal for catered lunches. Surprise your guests with our Grilled Veggie Wrap, Turkey Club Wrap, and Cajun Chicken Wrap—it's hard to find something so tasty and healthy at the same time!
If you want to offer a light lunch, our sandwich buffet is always a safe choice. Especially if you choose lean deli meats, cheeses, and salads with whole wheat bread, your guests will be thrilled with all the flavors that happen to be healthy at the same time!
Salads are those healthy staples that often turn out to be boring. Not so at Pickles Deli! We have 7 delicious options to choose from, including nutrient-packed choices like our Greek, Chopped Italian, and Chicken Caesar Salad. We serve them with whole wheat rolls and your choice of Ranch, so no guest will complain about a lack of flavor.
If you are looking for something simple, our Lunch Boxes are a good choice, giving your employees some downtime alone, where they can take a breather and enjoy half a deli sandwich with salad, fruit, and a cookie.
» Healthy Catered Dinner Ideas
Catered dinners tend to be decadent, with guests expecting a variety of mouthwatering dishes. But you don't have to sacrifice healthy options when planning a dinner menu: whether you opt for a plated dinner or a buffet, just be sure to offer a variety of flavors, larger portions, tasty beverages, and some treats to accompany your feast.
Healthy catering ideas for an unforgettable dinner:
Impress your health-conscious guests with a fish buffet that includes a variety of lean fish served with whipped cream cheese, veggies, our cheese favorites, and a selection of bagels.
Cold Cut Buffet
Healthy catering doesn't mean that your guests have to give up on meat, they just have to moderate their portions. Our Cold Cut Buffet makes this easy. You choose the meat, salad, cheese, and bread, and we deliver it with an assortment of pickles, olives, and sauces.
Our dinner buffet includes an entrée with two sides, Dinner Rolls, Mixed Green Salad, and your choice of Ranch. If you want to stay on the healthier side, be sure to offer lean choices like our Half Roasted Chicken, Turkey with Homemade Stuffing, or Atlantic Salmon.
Whether it's breakfast, lunch, or dinner, don't forget to add healthy appetizers like our Vegetable Tray , Hummus Platter, or our Fresh Fruit Platter to make your event a healthy feast for everyone to remember.
Healthy Catering Planning Tips
With all the delicious catering options out there, it's easy to get overwhelmed and lose focus. When finalizing the menu, follow this checklist of healthy catering recommendations to ensure your event is a success:
- Avoid fried foods and opt for something steamed, baked, grilled, or roasted.
- Skip foods covered in rich sauces. Offer sauces and dips on the side so that your guests can eat them in moderation.
- Always consider your guests' dietary preferences, so that you don't exclude anyone on strict plant-based diets or those with food sensitivities.
- To provide a balance of proteins, greens, and carbs, serve your meals with fruits, vegetables, salads, and whole-grain bread.
- When it comes to desserts, moderation is key. Skip the rich cakes and offer bite-sized treats without heavy cream or butter.
- Whenever possible, provide buffet-style catering so guests can choose their favorite options and portions.
Get Healthy Catering Options with Pickles Deli!
Long gone are the days when healthy food meant something bland and boring. Thanks to the health and plant-based movement, there is a growing demand for healthy foods that don't offer taste.
If you're looking for event catering services providing healthy food options, look no further than Pickles Deli. Whether it's a breakfast meeting or a sit-down dinner, our wholesome wraps, deli sandwiches, and hot or cold buffet options will make your event a hit with everyone, not only your health-conscious guests.
Looking for healthy catering services in Newbury Park? Call 805-480-4800 or look at our extensive catering menu options online and order your drop-off or pick-up catering from Pickles Deli. Then all that’s left for you will be to sit back and enjoy your healthy feast!