When the time comes to feed your guests, you want to make sure that they’re enjoying the best Food and Drinking combinations possible. But what are those? Here are some of the best food and drink combinations, separated by type of event: birthday parties, holiday celebrations, and so on.
Beer, Wine, And Cocktails
Does Certain Alcohol Go With Certain Food and Drinking? You Betcha. The next time you’re at a dinner party, social function, or family gathering, take it upon yourself to be that person who knows exactly what he/she is drinking. That way, when someone offers you a beer or a glass of wine, you’ll be able to make an informed decision as to whether your dish will complement its flavor. While pairing food with alcohol isn’t an exact science (every person’s tastes are different), there are general guidelines you can follow so that your end result will leave everyone asking Who knew drinking could be so exciting?
Breakfast, Brunch, And Lunch
If you’re looking to start your day off right, go ahead and reach for that apple with your morning smoothie. Research suggests that people who eat a more balanced breakfast, including protein, whole grains, and fresh fruits, are more likely to stick to their healthy eating goals later in the day. When it comes to lunch or dinner, opt for a starter salad followed by lean proteins like grilled chicken or fish. Pairing your meal with wine? Go all out! No- or low-alcohol beverages like tea, sparkling water with lemon or lime, seltzer water (with citrus), coffee, or herbal tea can still boost antioxidants found in fruits. And if you must drink alcohol during happy hour?
Dinner, Dessert, And Snacks
Dessert is best with a glass of port or sweet red wine (think Moscato d’Asti). For dinner, try a Sauvignon Blanc. This will ensure that you are properly hydrated as well, giving your body both sugar from dessert and carbohydrates from dinner. With snacks, opt for either dark chocolate (85% cocoa) or a roasted nut-based snack. The former has antioxidants while nuts provide fiber to help you feel full longer. It also helps if you have something sour after eating as that allows your taste buds to reset. To make a party more fun, include foods like popcorn or chips—just avoid salty ones like potato chips so your body doesn’t retain water when your sodium intake is high.
Juices And Smoothies
When you’re trying to choose a healthy option from your favorite restaurant, it can be easy to overlook drinks. Juices and smoothies typically contain more calories than cocktails or coffee beverages, but with a little sleuthing, you can make some smart choices that fit within your eating plan. Before ordering an unfamiliar juice or smoothie, ask if they have a nutritional guide. If they don’t have any information readily available, just go ahead and ask what’s in it—if they won’t tell you what ingredients are in it (or are unwilling to give you information), go ahead and pass on that drink.
Benefits Of Each Type Of Combination
There are many drinks available in today’s world, from sodas to coffee. Certain drinks pair better with certain foods. So here are some examples of popular food and Drinking combinations that have distinct tastes. Some combinations complement each other greatly, while others may clash greatly depending on your preferences. Your favorite foods/drinks can change depending on what you’re doing or who you’re with, so just pick one option if you can’t decide between two similar items. The types of drinks are listed below