Healthy catering Melbourne packages to satisfy the fussiest colleagues in your office
Now more than ever, healthy food is becoming a popular choice among consumers in Australia. It’s never been easier to buy healthy food that’s as fresh and nutritious than it is today. Modern supermarkets, restaurants, and even food caterers are dedicated to providing healthy food options to satisfy healthy dietary requirements.
Health-conscious catering has become a popular choice among corporate event organisers. You’ll find many local catering companies in Melbourne offering healthy menu options— yet another example of how today’s caterers are evolving to meet modern customer expectations.
If you’re organising office catering, you may be surprised to find just how many healthy options are available. You’ll also find that vegan and vegetarian dishes can be great options for health-conscious consumers, too.
Don’t have time to make a healthy corporate catering spread? Ask Devour It catering to take care of it for you.
What to avoid
Avoiding certain ingredients and dishes can help to make your menu options healthier in general. Eliminating fatty foods is one of the simplest ways to make your spread healthier. Other key ingredients to avoid are sugar and salt.
Try excluding the following food items from your healthy catering spread:
- Fried food such as chips, fried chicken, mozzarella sticks.
- Savoury pastries such as pies, pasties, sausage rolls, and quiches.
- Foods containing high-fat dairy such as butter and cream.
- Sweet pastries like croissants, doughnuts, and slices.
- Sweets that are high in sugar such as chocolate and lollies.
- Sweet beverages such as soft drinks, cordial, and reconstituted fruit juice.
You may find large amounts of sugar and salt in foods that are served at room temperature. Adding these ingredients to foods isn’t just about making them taste better. Sugar and salt act as preservatives which prevent food from growing bacteria and spoiling at room temperature.
Healthy food options such as salads often don’t have high concentrations of processed sugars or salts. That’s why it’s so important that this type of food is prepared and served fresh. Salads are usually made up of fresh fruits and vegetables which can spoil easily, so they need to be stored and served at temperatures that prevent bacteria growth.
Menu items don’t have to be excluded just because they’re traditionally unhealthy. Substituting certain ingredients can make popular, desired foods healthier to consume. After all, healthy corporate catering options don’t have to detract from the overall experience of a food spread.
Common ingredients such as milk, butter, and sugar can be swapped out for healthier alternatives. A serving station full of cereal can easily be improved with some simple substitutions. Regular milk can be swapped with low-fat milk. Sugary cereals can be replaced with wholegrain cereals. Fresh fruit and low-fat yoghurt are also some great healthy inclusions for your breakfast spread.
Dip platters can easily be transformed into healthier options. Consider using low-fat versions of classic dips like tzatziki and hummus. Vegetable-based dips can be prepared including beetroot, capsicum, eggplant, and pumpkin dip. Think about serving your dips with carrot, celery, or cucumber sticks. Vegetable sticks are a healthier serving alternative to crackers, which can be high in sugar, salt, and saturated fats.
There are loads of great finger foods you can serve that aren’t high in saturated fat. Swap out greasy favourites like arancini balls and cheese balls for leaner options such as lean chicken balls or a vegetarian option, like a baked sweet potato and chickpea bite.
Sweet finger foods often get a bad wrap for being high in sugar. Now food caterers are coming up with healthier alternatives that rely on raw ingredients for sweetness and flavour. Take this raw choc mint slice as a perfect example. Ingredients such as avocado is used in place of butter for the filling while raw cacao is used instead of chocolate.
Healthy corporate catering by Devour It
When you’re looking for healthy corporate catering options, consider Devour It. We offer a spectacular range of healthy food that can be delivered straight to your office or catering venue.
Our healthy bites menu features delicious dishes that are prepared fresh before serving. You’ll find loads of healthy alternatives to some of your favourite food items. From chia balls to wraps and sushi, you’re sure to discover plenty of tantalising savoury and sweet options that can be enjoyed without any guilt.
Our catering specialists are more than happy to work within your budget and dietary expectations. Here at Devour It, we’re dedicated to finding the the best solution for your catering needs.
Chat to one of our catering specialists and start planning your healthy corporate catering spread.