A healthy lunch is an essential, and yet often overlooked, component of a successful work function. Employees will simply not perform their best if they are not fueled properly, and as the afternoon wears on, will lose energy and concentration.
Greasy foods like burgers and fries could leave them feeling bloated and sluggish while carb-heavy lunches such as footlong subs could result in an energy crash. On the flip side, however, too meager a lunch will leave employees unsatisfied and likely to become hungry again shortly.
So, it’s up to you, to find the middle ground between satisfying and satiating yet nutritious and energizing. Here are three lunch options that strike the balance perfectly:
Taco Salad Bar
Salad bars are a great way to ensure you are catering to all dietary restrictions. A taco salad can be made vegan, gluten-free, or low-fat without having to sacrifice flavor, thanks to ingredients like fresh salsa, Mexican-style seasonings, and grilled veggies.
Lean turkey breast can be swapped in for ground beef for a healthy source of protein, which will keep attendees' stomachs full for the duration of the afternoon.
Stir-fries are a great way to load up on lean protein and veggies while still providing lots of flavor and sizable portions.
Chicken, shrimp, or tofu are simply tossed in a wok with fresh produce, seasonings, and reduced-sugar teriyaki sauce. The protein and fiber guarantee satisfaction, without the bloated feeling that accompanies most takeout options.
Greek Pita Sandwich
Whole-wheat pitas are another source of slow-absorbing carbohydrates, and they provide a good dose of fiber as well.
Chicken, lamb or tofu can both be used to make a 'salad' of sorts with low-fat mayo or Greek yogurt dressing, while olives, tomatoes, red onion, and spinach provide a solid dose of vitamins and healthy fats.
David's Soundview Catering can provide you with all these options and more for your next work function. Our foods are always made fresh and provide all the essential vitamins and minerals needed for exceptional performance. Give us a call today and let us help you organize the menu for your next big event!