Whether you’re hosting a casual backyard barbecue or a sophisticated outdoor dinner party this summer, a charcuterie board is a go-to favorite for entertaining.
Not only are they visually beautiful and fun, but boards are also an easy way to offer an array of delicious and healthy bite-sized snacks. Get creative and load them up with nutritious goodies, allowing everyone to feel good while noshing.
“Fruits and vegetables are the easiest way to add color, texture, and nutrient density to a charcuterie board,” says Nicole Santos, a clinical dietitian at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. “They’re also packed with fiber, which is great for heart health, gut health, and [keeping] you satisfied and fuller longer.”
Santos shared with Health Matters some tips to keep in mind when gathering ingredients for a healthy summer charcuterie board.