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I’m excited to share this healthy, delicious appetizer/meal idea with you today!
This snack board is a spin on a traditional cheeseboard. Instead of mostly meat and cheese, I like to load my snack board up first with lots of fresh fruits and veggies, then fill in the gaps with meat, cheese, and crackers.
Besides being a healthy appetizer, this would be such a fun picnic lunch (you can pack all of the components in separate containers!). Or you could do a fun living room floor picnic, complete with a picnic blanket and big tray of snack foods. All you need is an assortment of fruits, veggies, nuts, meat (if desired), cheese and crackers.
For crackers, I used Blue Diamond ® Nut-Thins, which I LOVE. They’re made with Blue Diamond ® Almonds and brown rice and are wheat-free and gluten-free. They’re crispy like a chip, but sturdy enough for dips. They taste delicious and are free of artificial flavors.
Here’s how I made my snack board! First, I loaded the board with all of the fruits and veggies in my fridge. I think it’s great to start out this way because you can fill up on tons of nutrients from fresh fruit and veggies. My motto is: unlimited veggies and (almost) unlimited fruits!
I used grapes, strawberries, blueberries, and cherries
Other ideas: other berries, apple slices (cut right before serving)
I used red pepper strips, carrots, broccoli
Other ideas: snap peas, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes
I used red pepper hummus!
Other ideas: ranch dressing, salsa, guacamole (prepare right before serving)
Then, fill the remaining space with crackers, nuts, meat (if desired), and cheese
Meat, Cheese, Crackers, and Nuts
I used honey maple turkey, Nut-Thins, raw organic cheddar, and cashews & almonds
Other ideas: Any types of cheese (gouda, gruyere, brie, etc.), prosciutto or ham, pita chips, etc.
I love making a mini version of this concept for a snack-y lunch or dinner with just one type of crackers, cheese, maybe some turkey, and a fruit and a veggie. I can fill a plate and graze on it, which I love because 1) it’s a big plate of delicious food and 2) it’s still a light and healthy meal!
If you try out this healthy snack board idea, let me know in a comment or take a photo and tag me @livbane on Instagram! I’d love to see!
- 3 cups fruits: grapes, berries, cherries, apple slices*, etc.
- 3 cups veggies: red pepper strips, carrots, broccoli, snap peas, cucumber slices, cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 cup dip: Hummus, ranch dressing, salsa, guacamole*
- 1/2 lb. meat: Deli turkey, prosciutto, ham, etc.
- 1/2 lb cheese: Cheddar, gouda, gruyere, etc.
- 1/2 cup nuts of choice (I used almonds and cashews)
- 8-12 oz. crackers: I use Blue Diamond Nut-Thins
Wash and dry produce. Chop veggies into strips.
Pile fruits and veggies on a cutting board, cheese board, or even a baking sheet.
Fill in remaining areas with meat, cheese, nuts, and crackers. Enjoy!
*Prepare just before serving
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