7 Ideas to Achieve Your Summer Body Goals with Lauren’s Catering: Top Diet-Friendly Lunch and Snack Options

With summer just around the corner, many of us are setting our sights on achieving that perfect ‘summer body’. It’s a time when we become more conscious of our dietary choices, aiming not only to look good but to feel great too. At Lauren’s Catering, we understand that maintaining a balanced diet is key, especially when you’re busy. That’s why we’ve curated a selection of mouth-watering, diet-friendly lunch and snack options that don’t skimp on flavour or satisfaction. Here’s your guide to eating well with Lauren’s Catering, ensuring you can enjoy delicious food while keeping those summer body goals within reach.

  1. The Super Salad Bowl

A Super Salad Bowl is a favourite for its vibrant ingredients and nutritional balance. It includes a variety of greens such as spinach, arugula, and kale, topped with antioxidant-rich tomatoes and crisp cucumbers. You can choose from high-quality proteins like grilled chicken, tofu, or omega-3 packed salmon. Each bowl is dressed lightly with our homemade lemon vinaigrette, offering a low-calorie yet tasty option that’s perfect for lunch on a warm day.

  1. The Lean Wrap

The Lean Wrap is designed to keep you full and energized without the heaviness of traditional fast food. Wrapped in a choice of whole wheat or gluten-free tortillas, these wraps are stuffed with options like turkey breast or grilled halloumi, a lower-calorie alternative to other cheeses. Layer on hummus for a healthy fat source, and pack in lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, and crisp bell peppers for added nutrients and fibre.

  1. Soup of the Day

Soup ensures there’s always something new to try. Use seasonal vegetables and minimal oil, focusing instead on herbs and spices to enhance the natural flavours. Popular choices include zesty tomato basil, creamy but calorie-conscious cauliflower leek, and a robust lentil spinach soup. Each serving is perfect for a light lunch or a starter before your main meal, helping you manage portion sizes and calories.

  1. Grilled Chicken Caesar

Reinventing the classic Caesar, a Grilled Chicken Caesar salad is made healthier with tweaks like removing the bacon and opting for whole-grain croutons. The chicken is grilled to perfection, lean and juicy, tossed with a moderate amount of shaved Parmesan and a dressing that’s flavourful yet light on oil and egg yolks. This dish proves you don’t have to give up your favourites to stay on track with your diet.

  1. Protein Power Boxes

For those constantly on the move, a Protein Power Boxes are a lifesaver. They contain a mix of satiating hard-boiled eggs, an assortment of nuts for healthy fats, and berries for a low-calorie sweet treat. Sliced carrots and celery add crunch and fibre, making these boxes a balanced snack to power through your day without reaching for unhealthy alternatives.

  1. Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits

Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits serve as a delightful, nutritious snack or dessert. Use low-fat Greek yogurt for a boost of protein, layered with seasonal berries like strawberries and blueberries, and a hint of honey for natural sweetness. A sprinkle of homemade granola adds a satisfying crunch, making these parfaits a favourite for a quick breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up.

  1. Smoothie Bowls

You can create your own Smoothie Bowl from an assortment of bases such as almond milk, soy milk, or Greek yogurt. Top it with your choice of fresh fruits, nuts, and seeds like chia or flaxseed for an extra nutrient boost. These bowls are not only a feast for the eyes but also a filling, nutritious snack that can easily replace a standard meal, perfect for those hot summer days.

Catering to Your Diet Needs

At Lauren’s Catering, our goal is to make healthy eating effortless and enjoyable. Whether you’re looking to cater a corporate event, a family gathering, or just need a quick and nutritious lunch option at your workplace, we have you covered. Our menu is customizable to cater to various dietary preferences and restrictions, ensuring that everyone can enjoy our offerings without compromise.  +To find out more about booking a buffet from Lauren’s catering visit our website.