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

posted 8 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.

    Nope. We chose what WE like to eat and that's that.

    What for? A wedding is an excuse to indulge!

    We're having a variety so guests can choose if they want something heavy or light.

  • Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @Aquaria:  Even a grilled or veggie option could be smothered in gravy or sauce.

    Post # 34
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    All I’m saying is that “healthy” is subjective =). I eat very low-carb, so for me, most salad dressings are not an option, fruit isn’t an option, carrots aren’t an option, I can’t drink most alcohol, certainly anything breaded or a pasta isn’t an option… but like previous posters said, weddings are an acceptable excuse to indulge, so would you find me complaining and/or not eating my food that the hosts paid for because there wasn’t an option that fit my dietary lifestyle? No, and I would hope that others would feel the same regardless of what their dietary lifestyle and preferences are like…

     

     

     

    Post # 35
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Um…no, lol. That probably sounds horrible. I’m having Korean food which is mainly made up of vegetables and some meats. We’re having beef and chicken options with mostly vegetable sidedishes and rice. I suppose some people consider Korean food relatively healthy… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Technically, no.  At our household we eat a predominantly vegetarian diet (with several vegan meals) low in oil and fats since I’m very sensitive to greasy/oily foods.  However, we believe that its okay to endulge on special occasions which is why we went with flavour and quite lucious food.  That being said, our rsvps does include a section on dietary restrictions which we would, of course, accomodate people who would require a lighter fare.

    Post # 37
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Oops, I meant to vote “of course!” Yes, of course, food is really important and I feel better when I eat healthy, so everything was healthy (we did tenderloin filet and salmon).

    Post # 38
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Aquaria:  Nope, sure didn’t. I eat REALLY REALLY healthy. I don’t think that a wedding is a time to let one’s fear of calories prevent them from eating. I mean there is fruit (brunch wedding) but not much else in the way of “healthy.”

    Post # 39
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I can’t have gluten, so a lot of that “heavy” stuff is out for me.  That said,  we’ll be having healthy food in general as that’s how we eat all the time anyway.

    Post # 40
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m pretty much a health-nut and we’re serving very unhealthy food ๐Ÿ™‚ granted, we’re not doing a dinner (it’s a night wedding). There will be a burger bar (with a walnut burger option), sweet potato fries, cheese curds and root beer floats.

    Post # 41
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Yes! We are having a light chicken dish, a fish option and a vegan option, along with the filet mignon option. We have a few guests who are vegetarian and vegan, so we wanted to be able to please them. Yes, your wedding is about you and your menu is your choice, but you’re also having people there that you’ll want to host properly, which to me means giving them plenty of options on what to eat. 

    Post # 42
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We’re having salmon… Thats healthy, right? We’re also having a salad bar. But then we’re also having brisket, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and broccoli casserole.

    Post # 43
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @4cube:  love your perspective! I am the same way! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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    @allyouneedislove:  thank you! Well said! 

    Post # 44
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Eh, it depends on your definition of healthy. I think healthy means a meal that doesn’t have any “mystery” ingredients (weird processed chemicals that you can’t pronounce), and our meal meets that criteria. 

    My Fiance and I are counting calories, so there’s nothing that is SO HEAVY that you couldn’t fit it into our diets in moderation. Since it’s a buffet, our food could be either healthy or unhealthy depending on how much of which items you eat. Obviously eating 8 pieces of spinach alfredo pizza would bust most people’s diets. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    People who eat low-carb diets would probably find our menu very unhealthy… one of our options is a pizza with potatoes on top. That’s just carbs on top of carbs!

    Post # 45
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Aquaria:  We have shrimp cocktail and fruit for appetizers (plus some yummier ones!) and Chicken with pineapple and fish with a lemon butter sauce, so I would say there are lighter options, but they weren’t necessarily chosen for the reason that it was healthy haha

    Post # 46
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Fi and I dont really eat unhealthy food. We are having a buger bar with meggie, turkey and veggie burger options and lots of salads and veggies. People are super health conscious on the west coast though, so i dont know if heavy food would have gone over very well.

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