Build a Healthy Charcuterie Board in Three Short Steps

Charcuterie boards
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Charcuterie boards are one of the food trends that you’ll be seeing everywhere this year, but it takes some effort to make them healthy. Packed with a long list of different ingredients, this dinner party staple can be nutritious and healthy if you use these tips while assembling your own.

Finding Perfect Balance

Most people tend to overload their charcuterie board with different meat and cheese varieties, but these are usually the unhealthiest ingredients on the market. You can fix this problem by opting for their low-calorie variants or switching focus to healthier ingredients.

Plant-Based Board

Charcuterie boards can be built with pretty much anything, so why not use 100% plant-based ingredients? Ditching meat and dairy cheese doesn’t take away much from your board, since you can pack it with fruits, veggies, crackers, nuts, seeds, and delicious vegan dips.

Make It Small

The trickiest part about eating from charcuterie boards is the lack of control. Moderation is key when it comes to this food trend, and if you’re having trouble limiting your portions, you can do it by giving jarcuterie and snack boxes a shot.