Healthy Entertaining Guide

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A resource for making healthier choices when entertaining

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Healthy platter suggestions

Entertaining for Diabetes

When organising the catering for your next event, why not delight your guests with healthy platter options like these tasty suggestions.

Fresh platter

Small to medium sized whole fruit or fresh seasonal fruit cut into portions.

Cold roll platter

Fresh vegetable, protein and herb filled rice paper rolls.

Cheese platter

Reduced fat cheese, fresh or dried fruit served with wholegrain crackers, raw nuts and seeds.

Healthy BBQ

Serve lean meat patties in wholegrain bread or rolls with a variety of salad options.

Bruschetta platter

Toasted wholegrain sourdough served with fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar.

Salad share platter

Different types of salad in serving bowls to share.

Vegetable platter

A variety of raw vegetable sticks served with low fat dip.

Sandwich platter

Wholegrain sandwiches/wraps/rolls filled with different coloured vegetables, lean meats, egg, fish (salmon/tuna), and low fat cheese.

Fruit and yoghurt parfaits

Serve reduced fat yoghurt with untoasted muesli, fresh fruit and nuts.

Building a healthy platter

When making a healthy platter, try to include some of these healthy choices.


As your drink of choice.

Vegetarian options

Include lots of different coloured vegetables in salad sandwiches, wraps, salads to share and vegetable sticks served with dips.

Reduced fat dairy

Yoghurt, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, cream cheese, cheddar cheese.

Healthy spreads

Avocado, margarine, hummus, tzatziki, cottage cheese.

Healthy dressings

Vinegar, lemon juice, lime juice, extra virgin olive oil (small amounts), low fat plain Greek yoghurt, garlic, chilli, herbs (fresh/dried).

Alcoholic beverages

Both males and females should moderate their daily intake to 2 standard drinks.

Fresh fruit

Choose seasonal fruit, small amounts of dried fruit, drained canned fruit (in natural juice) in different colours.

Multigrain or wholemeal

Breads, wraps, rolls, fruit bread, English muffins, grainy crackers and rice cakes.

Lean meats and meat alternatives

Cooked meat or poultry to be trimmed of fat and skin removed, cooked or tinned fish (in spring water), falafel, eggs, nuts and seeds.

Healthy dips

Guacamole, hummus, tzatziki, eggplant, capsicum, beetroot dip.


Download: Healthy entertaining guide