INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE YOUR PLANT BASED BOARD
Raw Veggies Choose red /yellow bell pepper , cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, and/or cherry tomatoes. You want a variety of colors that will pop on the board.
Fresh/Dried Fruit: Great options include grapes, strawberries, blueberries and mandarin oranges. Consider dried fruit like raisin, craisins, figs and my fav – dried goji berries.
Nuts/Others: Consider unsalted nuts such cashews, almonds, walnuts and brazil nuts. I also like roasted chickpeas (I use the Biena brand). Dried Portabella mushrooms are also one my favorite quirky additions. on my board. Adding a bit of dark chocolate for that sweetness is always a nice touch. My go to bars are Theo Chocolates.
Crackers/Breads: You can make your own bread or get a store bought loaf. I personally like crackers and opt for whole wheat and rosemary options. Easy to dip or make a mini faux meat/cheese sandwich.
Vegan Meats/Cheese: Follow Your Heart and Daiya are great vegan cheese brands. Also consider Violife and Miyoko’s. I took Daiya “cheese” sticks and cut them into cubes for my boards. You can also use vegan cheese slices. I like to use plant based meats like jerky and plant based deli slices. I used Louisville Vegan Jerky and Tofurky deli slices for my board.
Dips: I love a good dip. A bean based dip is fiber filled and super filling. My go to is hummus which I try to make fun by making my own or getting a flavored option low in sodium. I tend to gravitate towards Sundried tomato hummus. You can also use guacamole, salsa, or whatever excites your palate. Get creative!
HOW TO ASSEMBLE A VEGAN SNACK BOARD
On a large cutting board or platter, arrange your fruits and vegetables on one side.
Place your dip(s) in dishes on the edge of the board for easy access.
Arrange all other items to fill in the space. I tend to line up more popular items (CHOCOLATE) along the edge so that people can easily get to them and I can easily refill the items.
All in all boards are meant to be easy - don’t overthink it, go with the flow!