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Rainbow Snack Board

Lots of nutrients, little effort!! Take the stress out of entertaining with this easy-to-make Rainbow Snack Board. While there isn’t an exact recipe for creating an epic colorful platter, here are a few guidelines to get you started.

INGREDIENTS

Sliced Vegetables
Colorful raw veggies are key to building bulk, adding nutrients, and creating crunch! Not sure where to start? Check the local farmer’s market to see what’s in season or pick a theme and choose the vegetables accordingly. Think: Mediterranean, Mexican, Asian-Inspired, Fall Harvest, Summer Bounty, etc.

Fresh Fruit
Just like the vegetables, seasonal fruit cut into bite-sized pieces adds a nutritional punch to your snack board.

Dips
Everything from hummus to guacamole to pesto can be assembled into small bowls and added to your epic board. The options are endless to add interest and depth of flavor to your awesome creation! (Hint: If you’re pressed for time, there are plenty of store bought options!)

Cheese (vegan versions work, too)
Depending on the theme of the board, pick a cheese that works with the other dips and ingredients. (There are also some innovative non-dairy cheeses to choose from like the cashew cheese pictured above.) Depending on the size of your crowd and amount of dips used, one to two cheeses or cheese spreads should do the trick!

Crackers and Chips
Seeded, whole grain, grain-free… choose anything that adds crunch and can be used for dipping and/or spreading.

Something Savory
Olives are easy and grilled or marinated vegetables work, too. Nuts are simple and provide a nice salty crunch.

A Little Sweet
Add a touch of sweetness to the snacking experience with some good quality dark chocolate, bliss balls, dried fruit, or any type of treat that can be picked up easily.

A Touch of  Beauty
Top off your board with some edible flowers or sprigs of herbs for that finishing touch!

Lots of nutrients, little effort!! Take the stress out of entertaining with this easy-to-make Rainbow Snack Board. While there isn’t an exact recipe for creating an epic colorful platter, here are a few guidelines to get you started.

INGREDIENTS

Sliced Vegetables
Colorful raw veggies are key to building bulk, adding nutrients, and creating crunch! Not sure where to start? Check the local farmer’s market to see what’s in season or pick a theme and choose the vegetables accordingly. Think: Mediterranean, Mexican, Asian-Inspired, Fall Harvest, Summer Bounty, etc.

Fresh Fruit
Just like the vegetables, seasonal fruit cut into bite-sized pieces adds a nutritional punch to your snack board.

Dips
Everything from hummus to guacamole to pesto can be assembled into small bowls and added to your epic board. The options are endless to add interest and depth of flavor to your awesome creation! (Hint: If you’re pressed for time, there are plenty of store bought options!)

Cheese (vegan versions work, too)
Depending on the theme of the board, pick a cheese that works with the other dips and ingredients. (There are also some innovative non-dairy cheeses to choose from like the cashew cheese pictured above.) Depending on the size of your crowd and amount of dips used, one to two cheeses or cheese spreads should do the trick!

Crackers and Chips
Seeded, whole grain, grain-free… choose anything that adds crunch and can be used for dipping and/or spreading.

Something Savory
Olives are easy and grilled or marinated vegetables work, too. Nuts are simple and provide a nice salty crunch.

A Little Sweet
Add a touch of sweetness to the snacking experience with some good quality dark chocolate, bliss balls, dried fruit, or any type of treat that can be picked up easily.

A Touch of  Beauty
Top off your board with some edible flowers or sprigs of herbs for that finishing touch!

METHOD

After gathering a variety of ingredients, it is as simple as adding it all to a baking tray, platter, or board. Let your inner artist out and don’t worry about trying to make it perfect. Go with the flow! For the most visual pop, try to chop your fruits & veggies into different shapes and then separate the colors by not putting the same color next to one another. Remember, no two snack boards are alike and allow yourself to make it easy and fun so that you can relax and be present with your friends & family as you enjoy your awesome colorful creation!