A healthy lifestyle is undoubtedly rewarding. Not only do you have more energy to tackle anything your day tosses your way, you also feel stronger and perhaps suffer from fewer illnesses, which makes choosing to eat healthy so very popular these days. The cool thing about eating healthy is that there are so many foods available that aren’t only packed with nutrition, but also extremely delicious! It’s a win-win for everyone, and if you’re looking to host a get-together, incorporating some healthy food trends may just be the right move for your event. Your guests may be surprised by just how many wonderful meals and treats are available that add nutritional value to their diet, providing them the energy they need to feel their best. Here are some top ways to cater to your guests’ healthy eating habits.
Locally Sourced Ingredients
In utilizing locally sourced ingredients, you’re able to take advantage of some of the freshest, healthiest foods available. Not only are locally sourced foods picked at their peak, which means they’re the most flavorful, using them in your dishes also benefits the local economy. Knowing where your food comes from is a relatively new practice, since so many people have come to rely on big chain stores to supply them with groceries for the last few decades. More local farms are popping up, which means more local ingredients to use in the dishes you serve to your family, friends and party guests.
From plant-based pasta to plant-based meat, this trend has been steadily gaining popularity over the last decade. According to a report by the International Food Information Council, approximately 65% of people tried a plant-based meat alternative in 2021. Not only are these options loaded with flavor, they’re typically healthier and less fatty than their meat-based counterparts. Consider serving the following plant-based foods at your next event:
It’s predicted that the plant-based industry will continue to experience growth in the upcoming years as more products are developed and embraced by the masses.
We’re not just talking about juice, sparkling water or lemonade. We mean party staples, like wine and spritzers without the alcohol. There has been a rise in the interest in alcohol-free options since the pandemic, which has prompted more alternatives to be readily available to those who don’t wish to imbibe. From mojitos to wine, beer to rum, there are plenty of alcohol-free beverages that you can stock your bar with at your next party for those who don’t wish to drink.
Other Healthy Party Ideas
Keeping your party healthy doesn’t have to be a chore. Consider incorporating the following trends into your next soiree to appeal to those seeking healthier options:
- Global foods
- Low sugar options
- Seeded foods
Serving healthy foods at your next event is easy when you have the right team by your side to help you craft a menu your guests will love. Get a feel for what your guests desire at your particular event and don’t be afraid to try new things. With so many people embracing a healthier, more active lifestyle, these healthy food trends aren’t going away anytime soon. Make the most of your gathering and have your guests feeling energized with some of these top trending health food staples.
Crave Culinaire is ready to help you with the perfect menu for your event! Call (239) 292-1529 or visit www.craveculinaire.com to get started.