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7 Quick & Healthy Charcuterie Board Ideas for Any Occasion

Need an easy snack for your next gathering? These boards keep it healthy with all kinds of nutritious pickings!
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When it comes to charcuterie boards, "healthy" is a bit subjective. Truthfully, you can make a charcuterie board with pretty much anything you want. While charcuterie boards are typically associated with perfectly piled meats and cheeses, a charcuterie board can have all kinds of fun healthy pickings. Vegetables, fruits, dips, pickles, and even dark chocolate could all be considered healthy additions to your board.

While the possibilities are quite literally endless, we decided to narrow down seven healthy charcuterie boards we're excited to throw together for entertaining. Whether it be for the holidays or simply for a weekend hang with friends and family, these healthy charcuterie boards will work for any occasion. Plus, don't miss 7 Cozy Breakfast Boards That Won't Derail Your Weight Loss Goals.

Charcuterie Breakfast Board

Courtesy Prosciutto di Parma

Who says charcuterie is just for happy hour? Get the party started early with this healthy take on breakfast featuring freshly sliced fruit and tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, bread, and tiny mozzarella pearls. This healthy charcuterie board works well if you're not sure what to serve a crowd in the morning, making it easy to throw something together without all of the messy dishes after.

Get our recipe for a Charcuterie Breakfast Board.

Keto Charcuterie Board

keto charcuterie platter
Carlene Thomas/Eat This, Not That!

Looking to keep the carb count low? Thankfully, charcuterie boards make it easy to do so. This keto charcuterie board focuses on all of the fats and protein and relies on cheese crisps instead of crackers for spreading your soft cheeses. Get creative with your combinations! You can add in all kinds of nuts, seeds, and pickles to your board.

Get our recipe for a Keto Charcuterie Board.

Healthy Dip Boards

healthy dips on a board with snacks
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!

Whether you're looking for savory or sweet, we have a healthy board for both! Our savory dip board includes a healthy take on queso, French onion, and tzatziki dip served with fresh-cut vegetables and chips. Our sweet board still keeps it healthy with fresh-cut fruit and dips that are filling and nutritious, such as a Greek-yogurt "cookie dough" dip, a chocolate hummus, and a light strawberry yogurt whip.

Get our recipes for 6 Healthy Dips.

The Classic Charcuterie Board

The Classic Charcuterie Board
Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

Nothing beats a classic board with cheese, meats, fruits, mustards, nuts, and pickles. Be sure to put out a few cheese knives for easy cutting and spreading. This board works well for anyone and even pairs well with your favorite kind of wine.

Get the recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

Thanksgiving Cheese Board

Thanksgiving Cheese Board
Courtesy of What's Gaby Cooking

This cheeseboard may be dedicated for Thanksgiving, but we honestly think it could work for any occasion. It includes all of those classic fixings your heart would desire for a board; hard and soft cheeses, nuts, fruit (fresh and dried), mini pickles, bread, crackers, olives, cured meats, and more. We especially love how it is served in a roasting pan instead of a large cutting board, and honestly, we may serve our charcuterie boards like this from now on!

Get the recipe from What's Gaby Cooking.

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Vegan Charcuterie Board

Vegan Charcuterie Board
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

Yes, you can be vegan and enjoy a charcuterie board — it just requires a little creativity! This board really leans into the fresh fruits and veggies, served with dips like hummus and spreadable vegan cheese. You have some sweetness thanks to the dates, some hearty crackers and bread, savory vegan pepperoni, nuts, and of course, mini pickles. Because a charcuterie board must always have some kind of mini pickle!

Get the recipe from Minimalist Baker.

Fall Mezze Board

Fall Mezze Board
Courtesy of What's Gaby Cooking

Get the recipe from What's Gaby Cooking.

A bit different than a traditional charcuterie board, a mezze platter focuses more on the fresh pickings rather than the meats and cheeses, giving other healthy options — like fresh figs and mini cucumbers — center stage. This platter recipe also walks you through how to make homemade rosemary honey and mustard roasted walnuts, for a sweet and savory twist to your usual board.

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Kiersten Hickman
Kiersten Hickman is a freelance health and nutrition journalist. Read more about Kiersten