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3 Healthy Catering Tips for Your Next Event

Singaporeans have become more diet-conscious over the past few years, says the National Nutrition Survey 2018. According to the survey, the average daily calorie intake dropped from 2,600kcal to 2,470kcal between 2010 and 2018, with most people cutting down on fat and adding more fruits and vegetables to their diet.

It is easy to see why more and more halal food catering services in Singapore are offering healthier menu options to their clients. If you are planning to hire halal food catering for your next corporate event, here are 3 tips to provide a healthy event experience to your guests.  

1. Offer more fruits and vegetables

Ask your caterer to include more green vegetables and seasonal fruits in the menu. Fruits and vegetables are a great source of dietary fiber, minerals and vitamins. They help satiate your hunger, without adding too many calories to your diet. Having a lot of green vegetables and fruits would also help improve your guests’ digestive system. Plus, it will reduce the risks of heart diseases. Ideally, you should keep enough variety of fruits and vegetables, so that there’s something for everyone.

2. Consider portion size

Offering a large portion size could encourage overeating. Instead, opt for moderate-size portions. One good idea would be to serve in smaller plates. That way, you can still make the plates look full. Even if you reduce the portion size by a small margin, it could make a huge difference in the overall calorie intake.

3. Offer plenty of water and unsweetened tea

Instead of offering snacks at every break, consider offering unsweetened tea and plenty of water. That should help keep your guests hydrated. You can also consider adding lemon or mint to the water. Also, give them the option of certain fruits, such as, orange, apple, and cinnamon.