Charcuterie – The perfectly balanced option

Make sure you scroll down to see your list for a perfectly curated, macro and micro friendly, snackboard!

Are you like me, and the least fancy person you know? Well, thats how i feel. And when I hear charcuterie- i immediately think “FANCY – oh heck now”

But call it a snack board and YA GIRL IS ALL IN. This is something I have been having fun with for when we have friends over for play dates, both big and small!

And heres the thing, a snack board is SO SIMPLE to make into something that has balance in the form of both macro AND micro nutrients. Nourishing, likely to make everyone happy….and it makes it a bit more simple for you to eat in alignment with your goals. Focus on a protein, a fat, a carb – add some color by way of fruits and veggies..VOILA, perfectly curated, perfectly balanced snackboard. and a SUPER simple approach to feeding your guests.

Heres my secret though- offer a snack board for a simple, finger food dinner but cook up a side of flat bread pizza. That way you can offer the kids something fun and tell me this…who doesnt love pizza?


  • Deli meat (turkey, ham, prosciutto, salami, pepperoni)
  • Nuts
  • Jerky


  • Cheese
  • Nuts
  • Olives
  • Oil for dipping


  • Crackers
  • Fresh bread (sourdough or focaccia if youre fancy)
  • Pretzels
  • Dried fruit


  • Grapes
  • Pepper slices
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Baby carrots
  • Apple slices
  • Figs
  • Berries
  • Kale Chips


Pick 3-4 from each category, throw it on a cutting board or large platter- EASY PEASY.

Eating in balance doesnt have to be complicated.

For good measure, throw in some homemade sourdough cookies too 😉

Dont forget, you can always order out to entertain too! Be sure to download my free DINING OUT GUIDE to see best options at chains like panera, starbucks, and chik-fil-a, to name a few!

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