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What Makes Certain Foods Healthy

What Makes Certain Foods Healthy

Everyone has a favorite food. Whether it’s pizza, tacos, or fresh broccoli, you have one specific type of food that you can eat no matter what. Maybe you’re thinking about it right now, or perhaps you’re making or ordering it as you read this article. Food is necessary for just about all life on Earth, whether it comes from an outside source or you make it yourself. While some of these foods are highly beneficial for humans and other animals or organisms, others can be counter intuitive to healthy living. But what makes certain foods healthy in the first place? In today’s blog, Pour la France!, the best catering company in Denver, will go over what makes certain foods healthy as well as some of the healthiest foods that humans can eat.

Why Are Some Foods Healthy?

Healthy is like beauty in the sense that it differs from person to person. What may be healthy for you may not be healthy for the person sitting next to you. What’s good for your neighbor may not necessarily be healthy for you, and so on and so forth. Understanding that health and being healthy is a spectrum that changes from person to person is important. However, there are certain things, especially foods, that are overall beneficial for just about every human. So what makes certain foods so beneficial for human beings?

Even though we are highly advanced creatures, we are still considered animals. Much like other animals, we require food to help power our body as well as the natural systems within us (ie immune system, nervous system, etc.). Without food, humans would need some other kind of fuel source to power us, and since we can’t use electricity like machines, we have to stick to three square meals a day. In order for our bodies to function properly, we need certain vitamins and minerals. Many of these vitamins and minerals can be found in various food, both plants and animals alike. While we can get these our vitamins and minerals from artificially made supplements, we still require food to fuel our bodies throughout the day.

All food has a certain number of calories, which is what our bodies burn in order to function properly every single day. Our bodies require a certain number of calories to move and operate normally. However, our bodies can only handle a certain number of calories at a time, meaning you have a minimum and maximum number of calories you can have every day. The number of calories you can handle every day depends on a certain number of things, like genetics, gender, and the amount of exercise you get in every day.

Foods that are considered healthy have a large number of beneficial vitamins and minerals while also having lower calorie counts. This gives you both the fuel you need as well as the essential supplements your body requires to operate, grow, and heal. Foods are also considered healthy when they’re all-natural, meaning they contain any genetically modified organisms (GMOs), weren’t enhanced with fillers, dyes, or artificial sweeteners, and don’t contain any pesticides or artificial growth hormones.

Which Foods Are Healthy?

Healthy foods come in many forms. As we said before, healthy could be different for every single person on the planet. Finding the right balance between unhealthy and healthy is also important for each person, because even though the food you eat may be high in calories, low in vitamins and minerals, and may have a bunch of artificially made products, it could still benefit you by boosting your mood or giving you a well needed sugar rush. Here is a list of some of the most beneficial foods we as humans can eat:

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Eggs
  • Chicken breast
  • Chia seeds
  • Almonds
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Salmon
  • Tuna

There are a lot more foods that are great for humans that also taste amazing in just about any dish or food you make. If you want to see what the perfect diet for you might be, speaking with your doctor and nutritionist is the best way to create a custom diet for you. If you’re looking for the best catering services in Denver, then Pour la France! is the catering company for you. We use all-natural ingredients in all of our dishes to create healthy, great tasting meals. We also have gluten-free and dairy-free options and can customize meals or dishes depending on dietary restrictions.

Learn more about Pour la France!, view our catering menus online, or contact Pour la France! to answer any questions and to get a free quote for your Denver catering services today!

Corporate Catering That Fits Into Your Wellness Program

Corporate Catering That Fits Into Your Wellness Program

Helping your employees stick to a company wellness program can be difficult. After working countless hours, it’s hard for many of us to  want to take the time to prepare and eat healthy options. At work, it’s easy to just go next door and grab a burger or giant burrito on your lunch break, making things easier for us by helping us to not have to think or worry about what we’re eating. When your employees are part of a corporate wellness program, simplicity and healthy often don’t go hand in hand. Here at Pour la France!, the best catering company in Denver, we offer high-quality, healthy options that are perfect for all kinds of corporate wellness programs.

Box Lunch Options

Here at Pour la France!, we have some of the best box lunch options around. This makes us perfect for all kinds of company lunches or presentations, especially for companies that are sticking to a corporate wellness program. We have a variety of healthy catering options that are perfect for meat eaters, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. Choose from some of our most popular sandwiches, like our California Turkey, Chicken Tarragon Baguette, and Beef & Bleu Wrap, or select some of our more unique wraps and heros, such as our Turkey & Dill Havarti sandwich, Santa Fe Wrap, or our Spring Veggie Wrap. You can even choose healthy sides, like our Asian Super Slaw, pasta salad, or our sweet potato, black bean & quinoa salad.

We also have healthy salad options that are made to fit just about every diet. With classic salads like our Caesar Salad, Cobb Salad, and Caprese Salad, you’re sure to find salad favorites that anyone can enjoy. Pour la France! also has unique salad creations for those that have a more adventurous palate. The Mixed-Berry Feta Salad, Pepitas, Pomegranate & Chicken Salad, and the Honey Smoked Salmon Salad will be sure to satisfy even the most daring of taste buds. You can even add special a la carte options, like avocado, fire roasted chicken, grilled steak, smoked salmon, and more as toppings for your salads.

For those with dietary restrictions, the experts at Pour la France! can offer most of our sandwiches and salads in gluten-free forms. This will not only give your employees healthy, great tasting lunch options, but you’ll also help your employees stick with your company’s corporate wellness program. Choose the best options for employees, or let them select their favorites from our box lunch catering menu. Giving your employees variety will give them tons of healthy options to choose from.

Buffet Menu

Looking to reward your employees for their hard work and dedication to the company? A buffet style lunch is a great way to let your employees know that you appreciate them and all that they do for the company. Choose from one of our healthy, premade catering menus, or go with our a la carte option and choose dishes that sound great to you. Here at Pour la France!, we have something for everyone as well as menus for all sorts of occasions. Pick our Breakfast Buffet Menu with healthy breakfast options like eggs, quinoa bowls, greek yogurt, oatmeal, and more. You can also add things like waffles, French toast, and stuffed croissants for a special treat.

Like our box lunch catering menu, our buffet menu also sports several healthy salad options that are perfect for corporate wellness programs. You can also include things like chicken, steak, salmon, and tofu as a side to go on top of any of our salads. We also have healthy sandwich and wrap bars. Pick some of our most popular or unique sandwich and wrap options for your employees, or you can choose to build your own sandwich bar. Most of our buffet menus can be customized to fit certain diets and can come with gluten-free options as well.

If you’re looking for the best corporate catering in Denver, then look no further than Pour la France! No matter what kind of catering you get from Pour la France!, you’re sure to get all-natural, healthy food for all of your employees that can fit any corporate wellness program. View all of our catering menus, learn more about us, or contact Pour la France! to get a quote for your custom catering today.

Best Summer Catering Menu Items

Best Summer Catering Menu Items

Spring is in full bloom, which means that summer is right around the corner. Here in Denver, summer means lots of sun and warm weather, tons of outdoor fun, and outdoor parties with friends and family. Companies of all kinds choose to have company picnics in parks, allowing their employees and their families to relax and enjoy time together. Summer is the perfect time for outdoor parties, and nothing makes a party more memorable than great food and fun times. In today’s blog, Pour la France!, the best catering company in Denver, will go over some of our best summer catering menu items to help you throw the best summer party.

Appetizers

Sometimes hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, and finger foods are all you need to create the perfect party. Perfect for smaller parties as well as upscale or professional events, appetizers are easy and elegant. They can also fill your guests up without making them feel overly full or groggy after they eat. Appetizers also allow your guests to try many different kinds of foods, helping to feed their sense of adventure as well as their stomachs. Appetizers are also great to start longer parties or events and can be tailored to fit whatever kind of function, diet, and palat you’re trying to cater towards.

Here at Pour la France!, we have one of the best appetizer menus in Denver. Our appetizer catering menu includes:

Puffs

Puff pastry filled with different kinds of meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Choose your favorite or a few of your favorites to bring unique yet delicious hor d’oeuvres options to your party or event.

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Puff
  • Spinach ARtichoke Parmesan Puff
  • Cranberry & Brie Puff
  • Sundried Tomato & Mozzarella Puff
  • And more!

Crostinis

Sandwiches are some of the most popular foods on the planet. Serve some of the best finger sandwiches in Denver with Crostinis from Pour la France!

  • Beef Tenderloin Crostini
  • Honey Smoked salmon Crostini
  • Tapenade Crostini

Boards

Throwing a casual party or event for friends, family, and coworkers? One of our snack boards is perfect for small, quick events that still want to offer great tasting and nutritious foods.

  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit Display
  • Cheese Board
  • Charcuterie Board
  • Italian Bruschetta Display
  • Shrimp Cocktail Display
  • And more!

Other appetizers and hor d’oeuvres we offer here at Pour la France!

  • Popcorn Bar
  • Soft Pretzel Bites
  • Chips & Guacamole, Queso, and/or Salsa
  • Vegetable Chips & Caramelized Onion Dip
  • Petit Quiche
  • Spanakopita
  • Meatballs
  • And much more!

Entrees

If your party or event is longer, or you’re inviting a lot of guests, then it’s probably smarter to offer entrees and main courses. You can still include lighter fair at your event, pairing appetizers and entrees for longer and crowded functions, but having custom catered entrees and dining options will allow your guests to pick and choose their favorites while also eating their fill throughout the night. Choosing several options will help all of your guests pick out their favorite meals while enjoying your event to the fullest. Pour la France! offers several catering options for just about every occasion. Choose from one of our premade catering menus, or create your own from our a la carte options.

Pour la France! catering menus are some of the best around, allowing for all of your guests to find something they love. Our entree catering menu includes:

BBQ Buffet Menu

Nothing says summer quite like some amazing barbeque from the best catering company in Denver. From classic hamburgers and hot dogs to barbeque sandwiches and sliders, we have everything you need to make your summer party or event perfect. Our BBQ Buffet Menu has something for everyone, like mouthwatering meats, scrumptious roasted vegetables, and even the classic sides everyone craves like, mac & cheese, baked beans, potato salad, and much more!

BBQ Catering Menu Options

  • All American Grill (burgers and all beef hot dogs)
  • BBQ Slider Bar (pulled pork, shredded chicken, brisket, shredded beef, BBQ jackfruit)
  • Polynesian Slider Bar (kalua pulled pork, teriyaki chicken, pineapple relish, Hawaiian sweet rolls)
  • BBQ Sandwiches (pulled pork, shredded beef, shredded chicken, brisket, BBQ jackfruit, Beyond Burgers™)

Buffet Catering Menu

Buffet style catering gives plenty of options for everyone at your party or event. Pick a theme for your event, like breakfast, seafood, taco bars, or all vegetarian options. Or you can go the a la carte route and pick your favorite dishes out of several of our top-rated catering menus. No matter how many picky eaters or restrictive diets you need to please, Pour la France! catering menus will help you find the perfect catering options for your party. See below for some of our most popular custom catering options:

Breakfast/Brunch Bar

  • Mini Breakfast Burritos
  • Egg Frittatas
  • Belgian Waffle Bar
  • French Toast

Chicken Entrees

  • Herb Roasted Chicken
  • Ancho Lime Chicken
  • Balsamic Glazed Chicken
  • Lemony Chicken

Beef Entrees

  • Roasted Beef Tenderloin
  • Bistro Tenderloin Chimichurri
  • Yankee Pot Roast
  • Prime Rib

Pork Entrees

  • Chipotle Pork Tenderloin
  • Pear & Cranberry Pork Tenderloin
  • Pork Tenderloin Chimichurri

Seafood Entrees

  • Cilantro Lime Shrimp
  • Orange Glazed Salmon
  • Chipotle Shrimp
  • Balsamic Glazed Salmon

Hot Bars

  • Taco Bar
  • Slider Bar
  • Mac & Cheese Bar
  • Nacho Bar

Cold Bars

  • Salad Bar
  • Sandwich Buffet
  • Wrap Buffet
  • Soup Bar

Desserts

Sometimes desserts make the meal. Whether you prefer chocolate, cake, cookies, or fruit for your dessert, Pour la France! has the perfect sweet treat options for your event. You’ll find options that will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. We also have gluten and dairy-free options to make sure that everyone can partake in their favorite desserts. Find the perfect option to finish everyone’s meal with the best dessert catering menu in Denver from Pour la France!

Dessert options from Pour la France!

  • Chocolate Chunk Brownie
  • Toffee Crunch Blondie Bar
  • Seven Layer Bar
  • French Macaroons
  • Cookies
  • Mini Fruit Skewers
  • Dessert Nachos
  • And more!

When you’re looking for the best catering menu in Denver, then look no further than the experts at Pour la France! We have the top-rated catering menus in Denver as well as world-class customer service. Our catering company is ready to help make your summer party or event truly memorable with the best catering around. View all of our catering menus online, learn more about Pour la France!, or contact us to answer any questions and to get a free estimate for your custom catering today.