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Healthy Tips From Saint Germain Catering Company: Your New Year’s Food Resolutions

2018 Healthy Catering Tips

It’s almost 2018. Have you scribbled out your list of New Year’s Resolutions yet? This year, forget the doomed-to-fail gym promises and focus on the finer things with these catering company-recommended food resolutions that will help make next year so much more delicious.

Incorporate Meatless Mondays Into Your Weekly Routine

So you’re not ready to go totally vegetarian, and veganism is as foreign to your culinary taste as deep-fried duck tongue. That’s fine, but going meatless just one day a week can still have a big impact on both your health and the environment. According to various sources, committing to a meatless Monday can:

  • Reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and stroke
  • Help fight diabetes
  • Curb obesity
  • Infuse your diet with extra nutrition
  • Extend your lifespan
  • Minimize your grocery bill
  • Lessen your carbon footprint

Start your meat-free journey with these 24 vegetarian recipes even carnivores will love.

Try One New Thing Each Week

Whether you’re browsing at the supermarket or eating out, you can push your culinary boundaries by sampling that strange-looking fruit or oddly named vegetable. You may not like it, but there’s no harm in trying, and that one tiny weekly change will add up to a whopping 52 new and exciting things your taste buds will be tempted with over the course of a year.

Embrace “Good Fats”

It’s almost 2018 — isn’t it time to stop blaming fatty foods for everything going wrong in our lives? Yes, you should limit those naughtier sources of fat like French fries, ice cream and deep-dish pizza, but good fats such as coconut oil, avocado and nuts are super-important to our well-being. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2005 Dietary Guidelines recommend that we get at least 10 percent of our daily calories from those good fats, and it’s better if we end up somewhere between 20-35 percent so we have plenty of fatty acids keeping our skin soft, processing fat-soluble vitamins and providing our cells with plenty of energy.

Pour Yourself a Glass of Wine

Surprise! Moderate wine consumption (what the American Heart Association calls about one to two 4-ounce glasses of vino per day) is actually good for you. Antioxidants in your favorite wine could help you ward off everything from heart disease to diabetes, and one study even showed that moderate drinkers experienced slower declines in brain function compared to teetotalers.

Up Your Kitchen Gear Game

If you’re serious about cooking, you need some serious gear. That doesn’t mean spending a lot of money, though. Instead of shelling out hundreds of dollars for an eight-piece knife set, focus on three key pieces — a chef’s knife, a serrated/bread knife and a paring knife — and start your cookware collection with durable versions of a sauté pan, saucepan, enameled Dutch oven, cast iron skillet and big stockpot. You can add other pieces as you go, but focus on quality over quantity and everything you make will turn out that much better.

Hand Over the Party Reins to a Highly Rated Catering Company

Give yourself the gift of less stress and more fun by ditching pre-party prep and post-party cleanup and hiring a catering company to do all your kitchen dirty work. Commit to your Near Year’s resolution and hire Saint Germain to surprise Christmas guests with a delectable holiday menu, wait until summer and host a killer cookout, or turn your next wedding, bar mitzvah, corporate gala or graduation party into a gastronomic extravaganza featuring an expertly prepared menu geared toward your guests, theme and budget.

Hungry yet? Sate even the pickiest palates with a party featuring Saint Germain Catering Company’s stellar holiday catering specials. Call us at (703) 506-9396 for information or start your booking online.

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