Are you tired of ordering the same old food from the same old restaurants for your work lunches? Are you looking for variety and something delicious that will stand out against the mundane meals served in the past? Try something different! At your next meeting or event, impress your team by choosing plant-based options for your menu.
According to a recent Dupont study, 52% of U.S. consumers are eating more plant-based food and beverages. There’s no doubt that the plant-based trend has taken off—so don’t get left behind!
When people hear “plant-based,” “vegetarian,” or “vegan,” they automatically think bland and boring food. However, that’s just not how it is anymore. There are more exciting plant-based options than ever to add a flare to your veg-friendly meals. On top of that, plant-based foods aren’t just for non-meat eaters. They are growing in popularity and inspiring people to make small changes in their diets to better themselves. Here is a guide from The National Kidney Foundation that puts plant-based myths and misconceptions to rest.
The percentage of people who are buying meat substitutes has increased drastically over the last couple of years. In fact, 40% of Americans report that they have meat-free meals on a weekly basis. Why are plant-based foods getting so popular? Here are 3 top reasons.
- Flexitarians are a thing now.
Plant-based diets are not just for vegetarians and vegans anymore. A new term was coined to describe people who eat a mostly vegetarian diet but sometimes eat meat. They’re called flexitarians. It basically means they are semi-vegetarians. One reason this is a popular choice nowadays is because it is a more accessible dietary choice, especially next to full on veganism.
- Being healthy isn’t just a trend.
People are seeing the positive effects of making small dietary changes. With a properly executed plant-based diet, you can see long-lasting effects on your health. Research has shown that it can lead to lower body weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Also, a report by the American Heart Association found that diets higher in plant foods and lower in animal foods are linked with lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death. I guess it’s time to get on the bandwagon, right?
- Plant-based is the future.
Plant-based products are trending now, but it doesn’t seem like the trend is expiring any time soon. In fact, it may become the new normal. Plant-based meats are entering the mainstream, and there are more options than ever available at restaurants and grocery stores. This doesn’t mean that meat and fish are out of the picture. It just means that people are noticing the benefits and taking advantage.
Offering plant-based options for your work events will not only ensure that you make a positive impression on your colleagues, but you’ll also make a positive impression on your company by showing that you provide options for all dietary needs. Plus, with professional caterers, you’ll pull off a successful event with a delicious, unique, and trendy menu that your guests will talk about for meetings to come.
Catering with Elegance will bring everything to you! We’ll handle the details, so you and your team can focus on meeting your project deadline or socializing with your clients. Whether you’re looking for options for plant- and meat-eaters alike or if you’re looking to test your colleagues’ taste buds with an all plant-based menu, we can help you determine the ideal setup for your event.
Visit our website for more information or give us a call at 630-628-8000 to discuss plant-based catering options for your upcoming event.