Charcuterie boards are a popular appetizer option for dinner parties or even just a chill movie night. Today we are sharing some of our favorite he...
Charcuterie boards are a popular appetizer option for dinner parties or even just a chill movie night. Today we are sharing some of our favorite healthier options to add to your next charcuterie board creation!
Choose Leaner Meat Options
When selecting cured meats for your charcuterie board, opt for leaner options that are lower in saturated fat. Look for lean cuts of prosciutto, turkey or even chicken. These meats offer rich flavors without excessive fat content, providing a healthier alternative while still satisfying your cravings.
Embrace Plant-Based Options
Diversify your charcuterie board by including plant-based alternatives alongside traditional meats and cheeses. Incorporate items such as tofu or some veggies and dips. You can also include a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables such as grapes, berries, sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, radishes, and crisp apple or pear slices. We love adding a healthy portion of olives, figs, and dates!
Prioritize Quality Cheeses
Cheese is always the best part of a good charcuterie board. Consider including lower-fat cheeses like feta, goat cheese, or part-skim mozzarella, which provide satisfying taste without excessive saturated fat.
Offer Whole Grain Crackers and Bread
Instead of traditional refined crackers, choose whole grain options to add fiber and nutrients to your charcuterie board. Whole grain crackers or bread provide a satisfying crunch and complement the flavors of cured meats and cheeses. Look for options made with whole wheat, rye, or multigrain ingredients for added nutritional value.
Incorporate Nutritional Powerhouses
Enhance the nutritional profile of your charcuterie board by including nutritious additions. We love to drizzle our Joy Olive Oil and Spark Balsamic Vinegar over our charcuterie boards for a burst of flavor and nutrition. You can also add a pinch of our Elevate Mediterranean Spice Blend to add a Mediterranean flair.
By incorporating lean cured meats, plant-based options, quality cheeses, veggies, whole grains, and nutritious additions, you can create a spread that caters to a variety of tastes and dietary preferences. Try some of these ideas to create a perfect, healthy charcuterie board masterpiece!