November 19, 2021
by Erin, Hy-Vee Dietitian

Holiday Charcuterie Board

Every good board has a mix of protein, fruits and veggies, carbs and fun stuff thrown in. Plus Kellogg’s makes it easy for everyone to enjoy with their large variety of crackers like Town House Flipside, Toasted Wheat Crackers, CLUB Mini Crackers and their Cheez-It Whole Grain Crackers. Pair their large variety with our essentials and you are sure to build a board everyone will love!

Board Building Essentials:

  • PRESENTATION: Foods are colorful and laid out in an attractive way.
  • COMPATIBILITY: Flavors contrast or complement each other.
  • SELECTION: The sky’s the limit. Boards can feature any kind of food and follow any theme.

Did you know that you will be more likely to eat together when everyone helps? Board are a fun project to let kids have a hand in selecting and preparing. So all hands on deck! 

All You Need!

  •  Fresh fruit: 
    • Halved kiwi
    • Sliced strawberries
    • Pear or apple slices
    • Pomegranate arils
    • Grapes
  • Fresh veggies:
    • Baby carrots
    • Sugar snap peas
    • Mini red bell peppers
  • Dried fruit: 
    • Raisins
    • Apples
    • Other no-sugar-added varieties
  • Dairy:
    • Greek cream cheese
    • Berry-flavored Greek yogurt
    • Bolthouse Farms salad dressing
    • Your favorite cheese
  • Grains:
    • Town House Flipside
    • Toasted Wheat Crackers
    • CLUB Mini Crackers
    • Cheez-It Whole Grain Crackers
  • Protein:
    • Peanut Butter or other nut butter
      • PRO TIP: Try Sunflower Seed butter for an allergy friendly board!
    • Low-sodium deli meat
    • Rotisserie chicken

Things to Grab!

  • Board
  • Ramekins

All You Do!

  1. Start with the largest item, spacing variations of it equidistantly. Place empty ramekins for dips and sauces.
  2. Lay out the next largest item in a winding, informal shape to contrast with the geometric shapes. 
  3. Fill in the gaps with foods in a variety of colors, textures and flavors.
  4. Finish by filling the ramekins with dips and sauces, then add garnishes.
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