How to Make a Healthy Snack Board
Healthy snack boards are a fun and easy healthy snack idea. They’re customizable to your tastes, kid friendly, and perfect for entertaining. Learn how to make a healthy snack board, here!
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However, not all snacks are created equally. Just like with regular meals, snacks should have a good balance of macronutrients. The ideal snack contains fiber + protein and/or healthy fats. This combination of nutrients is filling, satisfying, and provides us with several important micronutrients, as well.
This healthy snack board is a fun and totally customizable way to elevate your healthy snack game. It has a big variety of healthy foods, including vegetables, fruits, dips, nuts, cheese, and olives. For my healthy snack boards, I always include something crunchy and salty. This board features Real Food From The Ground Up Sea Salt Cauliflower Stalks!
These snacks have the lightest, crunchiest texture that are perfect for dipping and just on their own. They are certified gluten free, certified vegan, and non-GMO project certified. If you look at the ingredients list, you will see they are made with nutritious ingredients including cassava flour, cauliflower, and a vegetable blend that includes spinach, broccoli, carrots, beets, tomato, and shitake mushrooms. They’re the perfect addition to a healthy snack board!
How to make a healthy snack board
Making a healthy snack board is easy and fun! They take just 5-10 minutes to assemble, and can be customizable to different dietary restrictions, like vegan, gluten free, or dairy free.
For the board itself, you don’t need anything fancy. You can use a cutting board, a marble pastry board, a large serving platter, or even a clean sheet pan! Use this as a guide to create your own perfect healthy snack board! Here’s my process for creating one:
Start with vegetables and fruit.
Vegetables and fruit are ideal for healthy snacking. They provide filling fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants with minimal calories. I like to choose 2-3 vegetables and 2-3 fruits when I’m making a healthy snack board.
Choose fruits and vegetables that are easy to pick up like finger food. Cut up whole pieces or fruit or vegetables into small slices to make munching and dipping easy. And don’t forget to wash them before!
Some of my favorite fruits and vegetables to include are:
- Baby carrots
- Snap peas
- Sliced cucumber
- Mini bell peppers
- Mixed berries
- Apple slices
- Pear slices
- Fresh figs
Add a healthy dip.
Healthy dips make eating vegetables even more delicious. Choose your favorite healthy dip and put it in a small dipping bowl on top of the board. Healthy dips are usually made from ingredients high in protein, healthy fats, or fiber (or a combination of all three).
You can make homemade dip or just buy your favorite one at the grocery store. Some healthy dip suggestions include:
- Hummus – any flavor!
- Cottage cheese ranch dip
- Greek yogurt dill dip
- Avocado Greek yogurt dip
- Lemon Tahini Sauce
To assemble a snack board, arrange everything on your board. I like to cluster ingredients together in a few different sections, so that no matter where you’re sitting you can reach all the snacks you’re craving.
Choose a few healthy finger foods.
Pick a few other healthy snacks that add variety, texture, and nutrition to the healthy snack board. Choose 2-3 options that include protein and/or healthy fats to encourage that ideal snack balance! Some ideas include:
- Mixed nuts or trail mix
- Dried edamame
- Roasted chickpeas
Finally, add some crunch.
To appeal to all tastes and textures, add something crunchy and salty to your healthy snack board. I like to add options that are easy to dip and compliment the other foods on the snack board. Here are some ideas:
- Real Food From The Ground Up Cauliflower Stalks
- Whole grain crackers
- Seed crackers
- Black bean tortilla chips
- Roasted chickpeas
- Veggie chips
- Parmesan crisps
Healthy snack boards are best eaten right after you prepare them, and shouldn’t be left out for more than 1-2 hours. You can also assemble a snack board a few hours ahead of time. If you do, make sure you cover it with plastic wrap to prevent the ingredients from drying out, and store it in the fridge.Print
Healthy snack boards are a fun and easy healthy snack idea. They’re customizable to your tastes, kid friendly,and perfect for entertaining. Learn how to make a healthy snack board, here!
- 2–3 raw vegetables of choice, such as carrot sticks, celery, sliced cucumber, or snap peas (about 4 cups total)
- 2–3 servings of fruit, such as berries, sliced apples, or fresh figs
- 1 healthy dip, like hummus
- 2 cups additional snacks, such as olives, trail mix, cheese, or popcorn
- Real Food From The Ground Up Cauliflower Stalks, crackers, or roasted chickpeas
- Wash all your fruits and vegetables. Slice them into bite size pieces if necessary.
- Put dip and other snacks into small bowls or ramekins.
- Place the bowls on top of a large snacking board, such as a wooden cutting board.
- Arrange all the snacks around the bowls, clustering ingredients together. Get snacking!
Best served right away.
Can be prepared a few hours in advance and stored in the fridge covered with plastic wrap.
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