2 Easy Charcuterie Boards that will Feed Your Skin (and picky eaters)

April 28, 2021

2 Easy Charcuterie Boards that will Feed Your Skin (and picky eaters)

I used to think charcuterie boards were too pretty and complicated for real life! OMG, was I wrong! They’re actually super easy and perfect to feed you and your family (even those picky eaters, trust me I have 3 in my house). They make a bunch of random things come together for an easy healthy brunch or when you’re cramped for time trying to figure out what to cook for a weeknight meal!


I’m sharing my 2 favorite easy peasy healthy charcuterie board ideas with you that are packed with foods that are anti-inflammatory and help you achieve glowing skin. Because we all know that your skin thrives when you’re feeding it well.  


Seriously, it’s super easy, pull out a big tray or use a sheet pan for easy clean up or if you have a butcher block use that, options are endless.  Chop up some antioxidant and vitamin A and C rich fruits and veggies, Vitamin D and omega 3 and 6 protein-rich eggs and meats, nuts, Vitamin E packed healthy fats and spreads (think avocados, hummus and olives), and whole grains and you have yourself a board. Viola!

Healthy Brunch Charcuterie Board

One of my favorites is a brunch board! Because you can pour a cup of coffee, mimosa, or sip on a berry prosecco (recipe below) while you’re throwing it together AND munch on it ALL morning and afternoon long! Put it together 1 and eat twice, my kinda cooking. Maybe it’s not completely anti-inflammatory with the wine but everything in moderation right?

Here are some great picks to create a brunch board

  • Hard Boiled eggs or scrambled
  • Smoked salmon
  • Whole wheat toast or flatbread
  • Avocados
  • Frozen Whole Wheat Waffles and/or silver dollar pancakes 
  • Nut butter
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Gluten Free or Granola (recipe below)
  • Fresh fruits like blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, sliced apples, watermelon
  • Greek Yogurt and/or hummus

Using whole grain frozen waffles or pancakes makes this come together SUPER quick.

Here's how quickly it comes together:
  1. Heat up those waffles or pancakes and soft or hard boil some eggs while
  2. You chop up the fruits and toast up from gluten free or sprouted grain bread
  3. Add the greek yogurt, nut butters, and hummus into separate ramekins. 
  4. Arrange on the tray. Poof, breakfast/brunch/lunch/breakfast for dinner is served!
 EASY Berry Prosecco 
Step 1 Open a bottle of sparkling wine, white or red wine and pour into a pitcher. 
Step 2. Mash up and dump in a bag of mixed frozen berries 
Step 3. Stir, let sit for an hour or two and ENJOY!)
HINT: Make it a mocktail with club soda or sparkling water
Pro Tip: Make this batch of granola for quick breakfasts all week long and use up the rest for the board! Or vice versa.
healthy granola

Healthy Dinner Board 

Again this is supposed to be easy peasy, perfect for weeknight dinners when you’re pressed for time or even if you’re not. I was shocked the first time I threw this together. My super picky eaters, devoured it! I They didn’t even know it was “healthy” or they were really eating the rainbow. call that a winner winner, chicken dinner! You’ll even notice some recurring foods, so this is a great one for clearing out the fridge or using up leftovers!

Here are some great picks to create a brunch board

  • Rotisserie chicken (picked off the bones) Save the carcass to make chicken broth, bonus!
  • Hard Boiled eggs (boil a dozen or so eggs at once and use them throughout the week)
  • Toasted flatbread, pitas, or croutons
  • Avocados
  • Olives
  • Nuts like Walnuts, pecans, and cashews
  • Big batch of spring baby greens, spinach, and/or romaine
  • Sliced carrots, tomatoes, cucs, onions, bell peppers, celery
  • Fresh fruits like blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, sliced apples, watermelon
  • Hummus
  • Healthy dressings or tzatziki

All of the above can be made into a pita sandwich, big salad, or both! No more fighting for who eats what and when. This a pick what you want and graze board. Perfect for picky eaters!

 

Here’s how it comes together

  1. Pull all the meat off the rotisserie chicken
  2. Slice the hard boiled eggs into halves
  3. Pile up the fresh greens, chop up those fruits and veggies.  
  4. Pull out the healthy salad dressing, tzatziki and/or hummus and put into separate ramekins. 
  5. Arrange on the tray. Poof, your dinner or weekend lunch is served.

Eating the rainbow can be really easy when you get creative. I actually enjoy putting these together too. And the best part is everyone is eating healthy without even realizing it.

So the next time you’re struggling with what to make for dinner, steal these 2 go-tos! Everyone will love it plus it's yummy, anti-inflammatory and perfect way to eat your way to healthy glowing skin.




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