Snack plates make me look fancy

I’m addicted to making “snack plates” for dinner. Why?¬†Well first, it uses up random small amounts or leftovers. Second, I can actually get the kids and Dr. Hubs to eat fruit and veggies without nagging (everything is more appealing when it’s finger food). Also, why are doctors so often such terrible eaters?

I started making these snack plates on a whim a few months ago. The weather was warm, it was a Sunday and time for a glass of wine. We needed some nibbles so I grabbed out all the cheese, fruit and veggies I could find. Then I threw some crackers and nuts on the plate and brought it out. We ate it all! And I didn’t have to make dinner! #winning


So I will say I don’t buy anything specifically to make our snack plate dinners. I do keep crackers, fruit, cheese and some variation of deli meat in the house all the time.

Here’s a list of what I’ve used to make these yummy plates:

  • Cheddar Cheese (our favorite!)
  • Gouda
  • Goat Cheese
  • Pimento Cheese
  • Summer Sausage
  • Deli Turkey Rolled up
  • Deli Ham Rolled up
  • Cut up Turkey Bacon
  • Pepperoni
  • Leftover Pizza sliced thin
  • Hummus
  • Crackers
  • Bread cut into small slices
  • Breadsticks
  • Dried Apricots
  • Dried cranberries
  • Dried Figs
  • Fresh Figs
  • Strawberries
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Edamame
  • Chickpea Salad
  • Almonds
  • Peanuts
  • Trail Mix
  • Sesame Sticks
  • Healthy Chips
I have to admit I probably make ‘snack plates’ at least once a week. It’s my go-to dinner when Dr. Hubs is going to be really late and I need to feed the kids something easy. I know they will eat and I know I can just leave the leftovers from him to snack on when he gets home. It’s also great to use for happy hour or to welcome house guests. I dare you to try making your own snack plate with what you have in your fridge and pantry….you might surprise yourself!

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