(Closed) Did you make sure to include a healthy option on your menu?

posted 5 years ago in Food
  • poll: Did you make sure to include a healthy option on your menu?
    Of course! No one should be forced to eat unhealthy or go hungry. : (25 votes)
    14 %
    Nope. We chose what WE like to eat and that's that. : (48 votes)
    27 %
    What for? A wedding is an excuse to indulge! : (57 votes)
    32 %
    We're having a variety so guests can choose if they want something heavy or light. : (50 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We are doing a family style dinner and serving Mediterranean food since that’s our cultural food. Lucky for us and our guests, it means there will be plenty of healthy food, vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, etc etc options so we don’t need to worry much about diets and lifestyles. If we didn’t do Mediterranean food, I would definitely have had healthy options, though. 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We didn’t purposefully seek out healthy options, we were just looking for delcious food.  We served dinner family style and had tuscan beef, cherry pecan chicken (healthier), orzo-rice pilaf (healthier), cheesy potatoes, and lemon ginger green beans (healthier).  That was after a nice fresh salad and rolls – with water and open bar (soda at the bar).  So there were plenty of choices for everyone. 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We’ll have water for people to drink.

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Oh, and red wine has phenols in it.  

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My venue automatically includes both a vegitarian and a fish entree option for those who don’t want the chicken or beef entrees.  A few friends / family have dietary restrictions so we will let them know that they can request one of those instead.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Well Darling Husband and I are naturally healthy eaters.  We don’t eat things smoothered in gravy or cream sauce.  We chose a menu that had a lot of variety to it, (served family style.)  So there were certainly items that were indulgences but there were plenty of healthy options as well.  

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    We didn’t purposely serve healthy food but since it was meat/dairy-free (minus the dessert), almost all of it was relatively healthy. I wouldn’t have gotten a menu that was all dripping in sauce and gravy, but only because I personally don’t like heavy food.

    I guess if I went to a wedding like that, I would eat what I can and hope for the best. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We served our BBQ food buffet style, and we had salad there for everybody.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    A healthy option was the last thing on our minds when Fiance and I chose the menu. He is a vegetarian and I don’t eat red meat or pork and we have both been to weddings where we have been left picking at rolls and undressed salad because the bride and groom didn’t think to include a vegetarian option so we just picked stuff that we both could enjoy. Neither option is remotely healthy but that’s fine with us. 

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @peachacid:  Haha!! My kinda girl! 

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Meowkers:  My Boyfriend or Best Friend and I are the same way. We eat healthy so we don’t like food covered in gravy or cream sauces, so we wouldn’t choose to serve that. Plus, people are really health concious where I live so rich entrees wouldn’t be expected anyway. I’ll leave the indluging for dessert:D!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I LOVE heavy foods (gravy, stuffing, meats, etc), but we’re still having a grilled chicken and seasonal veggies option, salad, fruits, etc.  I probably won’t touch any of it, but it’s there for people that prefer something lighter.  I think having a variety is important for your guests since everyone’s tastes are going to be a bit different.

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    TBH we don’t really have any ‘unhealthy’ options; our mains are coq au vin or steak, with sauteed potatoes and wilted spinach; grilled salmon with herb crushed potatoes and white wine veloute; and spinach, ricotta, and wild mushroom lasagne. Our canapes are reasonably healthy (baked figs with wrapped in bacon; melon and palma ham; smoked haddock fishcakes; tomato, mozzarella and pesto on croute), and we have fish and vegetables among other bits in the evening.

    A lot of our friends and family are very health conscious, and simply don’t enjoy very rich, stodgy food; so we’ve gone largely with fairly simple, healthy mains; I think the salmon will probably be quite popular.

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