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Healthy is The New Black: A Fresher Take on Menus

Posted by Kalyna DeAngelo on Aug 30, 2018 5:26:00 PM

Goodbye, ignorance & deep fried appetizers! Healthy food is on-trend and in demand! Society is increasingly more health conscious and aware of what we’re putting into our bodies.

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets have become lifestyles and a nutritional need for many. Even if your planner doesn't need to abide by a specific diet, everyone is searching for creative, tasty, HEALTHY options. As a venue, your must offer substitutions and nutritious foods on your menus. If not, your planner will leave you to find a venue who does!

Luckily, we’re here to help you make the tweaks that your event menus need to attract every eater.

1. Eat Your Veggies!

Capitalize on the season's freshest vegetables by offering a new take on the exhausted veggie platter. Choose radishes, beets, and harvest veggies as we move into fall. The key here is an impressive presentation and flavorful dips. Eaters are going crazy over unique hummus, guac, tahini, and tzatziki dips.

chips and vegetables with dip spreads

2. Simple Substitutions

Next order of business: the main course. Who doesn’t like Italian food? Offering gluten-free pasta is a no-brainer and is almost expected. One dish that is sure to be a winner is the all-time favorite, baked ziti! Instead of adding the ricotta cheese, substitute for tofu “ricotta”, nutritional yeast for that shredded parmesan cheese alternative, and vegan cheese for mozzarella. This will still give you the triple cheesy taste and texture, the vegan way!

vegan baked ziti

3. Don’t forget your GF’s, DF’s, Veg’s and V’s!

You’ve worked hard with your chefs to craft tasty, diet inclusive dishes. Flaunt your hard work on the menu. Indicating which items are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan guide your clients to their best options. It’s also a great marketing tool!

gluten free written out in flour on a wooden table

Follow these simple tips for a cleaner, comprehensive menu and more business. Be sure to check out all of our tips and tricks on our BlogBook page here.

Happy menu planning & happy booking,

Kalyna and Olivia

Topics: Food and Beverage