With the growing popularity of Vegetarianism, owing to a rise in social consciousness about food production and its unsustainability, there’s more demand for Vegetarian Food options in every sphere.
With most breakfast catering options offering meat-heavy options, with sausages and bacon taking center stage, here are some vegetarian alternatives that are just as delectable.
So whether it is for health reasons, religious convictions, or concerns over animal welfare and the environment; there are plenty of vegetarian catering options available for you to choose from.
Here are some creative vegetarian menu ideas, for when you are either planning an entirely vegetarian menu or simply want to add more meatless options to your breakfast catering menu.
Bagels are a great breakfast catering menu option because they’re not only completely free of meat, but they also go hand-in-hand with a variety of toppings.
Here are a few options that you can choose from, but don’t be afraid to mix and match.
- Cream cheese
- Avocado, spring onion, and lime
- Olives, tomatoes, and hummus
- Sundried tomatoes
- Chocolate spread and banana
- Peanut butter, fresh blueberries, and dark chocolate chips
Easy-to-Eat Overnight Oats
The base of any overnight oats recipe consists of just rolled oats and milk.
You can turn this simple recipe into a great breakfast treat with a few optional ingredients like yogurt, chia seeds, or maple syrup to suit your palate.
This is a fun breakfast option to experiment with and try different toppings on, including:
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Layer peanut butter and strawberry jelly with fresh strawberries and crushed peanuts to get an irresistible sweet and salty taste.
Add a combination of chopped apples, pecans, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon for a sweet warm taste along with a little crunch.
Banana and Chocolate Spread
Bananas and chocolate are a match made in heaven with a rich decadent taste that makes your breakfast feel more like you’re eating dessert than your first meal of the day. This is a great flavor for kids, especially if you add some crushed hazelnuts or chocolate chips.
Chocolate Almond Butter
For this recipe, add chopped chocolate, a couple of tablespoons of almond butter, and a few pitted chopped dates. To finish this off, add a drizzle of honey and coconut flakes.
Filling and Wholesome Sandwiches
You can’t go wrong with a good selection of sandwiches on your breakfast catering menu. This is a wholly versatile option where the limit really is your own imagination.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
A grilled cheese sandwich is a staple offering in any sandwich buffet menu and holds up well as one of the best sandwiches out there even amongst meat options. Not only is it a great option for kids, but this cheesy treat is something adults can’t resist either.
Just choose the cheese of your choice, and ask your caterer to keep toppings like tomato slices on hand. It doesn’t get better than this!
Spicy Potato Sandwich
Made with boiled and mashed potatoes, this sandwich can be grilled to perfection with tomatoes, onions, ginger, and a variety of spices, giving you a heavy sandwich with a little spicy kick.
Grilled Spinach and Cottage Cheese Sandwich
This wholesome sandwich packs a punch with spinach, cream cheese, and cottage cheese filling.
Your caterer will be able to help you experiment with the combinations and add different textures to this sandwich option.
Mushrooms, and all the variations available, make for an incredible sandwich suited for all tastes. Whether you’re looking to spice it up, make it cheesy, or mix up a bunch of different kinds of mushrooms—your catering options are endless.
Your Vegetarian Breakfast Catering Menu doesn’t have to be boring
While there is a common misconception that your vegetarian breakfast catering menu will pale in comparison to a menu that offers meat, there are plenty of mouth-watering vegetarian options out there. So, why not try them!