The Best Catered Food Ideas for Big Appetites

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One of the hardest things to predict for a catered meal is the amount of food that you're going to need. The last thing that you want to have happen is to run out of food while your guests are still hungry. Hungry guests don't tend to stick around at a party for any longer than necessary if there's no food around; they're going to exit politely so they can take care of their needs before it becomes too late to do so.

So what can you do to help combat this? You want to make sure to focus on keeping your guests fuller for longer. In order to do that, you need to know how foods work. The rule of thumb is that carbohydrates are used up first, followed in order by fats and proteins. By that logic, it's best to choose foods that are highest in proteins and good fats to help bigger appetites stay satisfied for longer amounts of time. That's one reason that deviled eggs are often a popular party snack: besides being a tasty treat, they're also packed with protein and the right kinds of fats, which means that people can enjoy them without feeling guilt and without getting hungry again in an hour.

Some good choices include things like steak, chicken, or barbecue with at least one side dish that doesn't involve starch. Starch has its place, as people very much enjoy potatoes and pasta, but it's also going to be digested a lot quicker. When a guest fills up on potatoes, it's usually a harbinger for needing more food in a few scant hours. Green beans or a quality garden salad are a great choice that fits with proteins to help curb bigger appetites and keep your guests enjoying the rest of the party long into the night.

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