Rethinking The Bagel Breakfast for Corporate Catering
If you treat your employees to bagel breakfasts you might actually be doing them a disservice. While the free corporate breakfast catering is bound to be appreciated, if you’re trying to build a better, healthier office culture, then it’s time to rethink the bagel breakfasts.
Although widely popular breakfast options, bagels can have up to 350 calories and 60 grams of carbohydrates--the equivalent to having 4 slices of bread. And that doesn’t include popular toppings such as cream cheese and butter, which pack on more empty calories before your employees have even started their day.
Not to mention, the body converts a bagel like it would any other carbohydrate--by turning it into sugar. And sugar causes the body to experience short bursts of energy followed by a large crash. It’s certainly not ideal to have productivity levels in your office nosedive before lunchtime.
If you’re thinking that your bagel breakfasts are starting to feel a little stale, consider a healthy catering service, like Grateful Plate. Here are some of the main objectives of healthy corporate breakfast catering:
Nutrient Rich Diet
Bagels might be delicious, but they are not very nutrient-dense, lacking in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Vitamins help your body function as it should, boost your immune system and keep you healthy. Minerals, such as calcium, strengthen bones and help convert the food you eat into energy. Fiber can aid in the digestion process and actually keep you feeling fuller longer. A healthy corporate breakfast catering menu will incorporate foods that provide you with the nutrients you need to not only help your employees start their day, but also keep them energized and productive.
Energy Boosting Foods
Nutrition experts recommend eating with the goal of keeping your blood sugar levels as steady as possible throughout the day. But a nice bagel platter, even with whole grain options, is still a platter of carbohydrate-laden bread that will be converted to sugar in the body and spike your levels. And what goes up, must come down. To prevent an inevitable crash after breakfast, healthy catering that consists of more fresh fruits, vegetables and lean proteins can keep your staff energized through the morning and beyond.
Fresh, Healthy Ingredients
Foods that can sit out on the shelves of a grocery store or in a freezer for an extended period of time are usually packed with harmful ingredients, like salt or synthetic preservatives, that can have a negative impact on the body. Fresh ingredients will be more nutrient-dense (see above), have a higher water content for hydration, and be chocked full of enzymes that aid in digestion and nutrient absorption. A good corporate breakfast catering company will have access to fresh produce and ingredients for maximum taste and health benefits.
Build A Better Breakfast With Grateful Plate Healthy Corporate Catering
Are you ready to say goodbye to bagels and introduce better breakfast choices to your office? A healthy catering menu should include foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, protein, antioxidants and fiber, such as:
- Vegetable omelette with spinach, red pepper, mushroom and feta cheese
- BLT Frittata with turkey bacon, greens and tomatoes
- Greek yogurt with blueberries, strawberries, and low-fat granola
- Avocado on whole grain toast with sliced tomatoes and cheese
We will work closely with your team to create custom healthy catering menus that work best for your office and employee needs. There’s something healthy (and delicious) out there for everyone.