Greet diners with a great breakfast buffet

No matter what time of the day they are served, buffets are about satisfying a variety of diners. Starting the day right with a hearty, healthy meal don’t just keep diners satisfied, it helps prepare them for the day ahead – whether it’s for a corporate convention or exploring a new city.

Incorporating dishes that have evolved with diet trends into your buffet offerings can do that, better yet, they tantalise diners’ taste buds while meeting their dietary needs – a growing global interest of health-conscious diners.

Four out of ten diners across the globe prefer food with natural ingredients like fruits and vegetables, because as the adage goes, “you are what you eat”. Most diet trends feature foods high in protein and whole grains which encourage overall weight loss and better health. Asian diners particularly believe that good diet is key to healthy weight loss.

Environmental consciousness is also increasingly playing a bigger role in dining decisions, with individuals seeking sustainably-sourced and organic ingredients in their breakfast buffet options.

With these factors in mind, use this guide to learn more about the various diet trends and be inspired to create tasty dishes for a nourishing first meal of the day!

Different Diet Trends
The Diet Trend
What's in it
Healthy Asian Options

LOW-CARB

In 2015, low-fat diets will take a backseat to low-carb options.

Incorporate low-carb local ingredients like black bean sauce and steamed tofu. Update traditional Chinese fried rice, by using cauliflower rice.

GLUTEN-FREE

Wheat and gluten-free diets will continue to trend in 2015 among health-conscious diners.

Lettuce wraps with vermicelli and pork – popular in Thailand and Vietnam – are a healthy staple.

Opt for gluten-free hoisin and soy sauce for this and other Asian dishes.

Rice flour-based dishes like Chinese steamed buns and Korean rice cakes are traditional gluten-free options.

SUPERFOODS

Nutrient-dense superfoods are another favorite among healthy eaters.

Add goji berries to salads for a tart twist or kale to eggs.

Blend breakfast smoothies with almond milk and Chia seeds.

PALEO DIET

Paleo is based on the eating habits of our ancestors, hence it has often been called the “caveman” diet. Meat and seafood are staples, while carbs and grains are excluded. Non-starchy fruit and vegetables are allowed.

Stir-fries are a no-fail option. Pack dishes with beef or chicken and a mélange of vegetables like Chinese cabbage, bok choy, broccoli, bell peppers, and carrots.

Replace noodles with Shirataki – traditional, fiber-rich Japanese noodles made from the konjac yam.

Replace bread with nori (Japanese seaweed) to create delicious veggie wraps.


Jumpstart your guests’ day with a good variety of healthy dishes with these recipes now.

Discover how healthy your menu is.


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