When planning your dream wedding reception, the dinner menu is one of the most important details to consider. After all, you and your guests will be spending a good portion of the event enjoying the meal so you want to make sure that the menu is not only delicious, but also healthy. This can be a challenge for caterers, as they want to create a varied menu that will please everyone’s palate – while still meeting dietary restrictions and health goals. Below, we will discuss some tips for planning a healthy wedding reception dinner that your guests will love.
While many couples want to serve their favorite dishes at their reception, it’s important to remember that a newly imagined menu, with some of those traditional wedding calories shaved off, can be just as exciting on the big day. If you’re looking for tips on how to create a healthy wedding reception menu, you’ve come to the right place.
Your caterers can help you create a healthy and balanced menu for your wedding reception. They will take into account any dietary restrictions or food allergies that your guests may have while helping you choose recipes that are both healthy and delicious. When selecting the dishes for your reception, be sure to ask about portion sizes. You want to make sure that your guests are not overeating, as this can lead to fatigue just in time for the dance party.
Course 1: Appetizers
While appetizers are not typically a meal in and of themselves, they can still be quite high in calories. Caterers can reduce the calorie content of appetizers by preparing healthier tapas like grilled vegetables or fruit instead of fried foods. They can also opt for lighter dips and spreads, like hummus or guacamole, instead of heavier cream-based sauces as dips.
Course 2: Entrees
When selecting entrees for your wedding reception, you may search for dishes that are lower in fat and calories, for instance, lean meats like chicken or fish can be prepared in a variety of ways, from grilled to baked to broiled. These meats and methods are generally among the healthiest when addressing the heaviest part of the meal. Additionally, caterers can choose vegetable-based dishes as entrees or side items that can still be filling and satisfying and are almost always lower in calories than their meaty counterparts.
Course 3: Desserts
Desserts are often the most indulgent part of a wedding reception dinner. However, caterers can often make healthier versions of traditional desserts by using fruit, yogurt, and other lighter ingredients instead of refined sugars and creams. They can also create smaller portions, so that your guests can enjoy a little something sweet without overindulging.
Caterers can help you create a healthy and balanced menu for your wedding reception that everyone will love. They will take into account any dietary restrictions or food allergies that your guests may have while helping you choose recipes that are both healthy and delicious. For more information on catering services, please contact us today. We would be happy to discuss your specific needs and help you plan the perfect wedding reception menu.