Healthy Holiday Snacking

If you don’t want to ruin your appetite for that fabulous holiday meal, try starting with this Healthy Holiday Snacking platter! If you’re a snacker like me, you’re probably nibbling on pickles, veggie trays, dips, whatever else is sitting out before the big holiday meal.

Try creating a beautiful spread that requires little prep, and no cooking. This version is simply fresh veggies, hummus, nuts, mini mozzarella balls, pickles and some crackers. I LOVE a good meat and cheese tray, but it’s addicting and then I’m full 15 minutes later, and I need ALL the room for all the sides!

If you love making platters like this, check out this book That Cheese Plate will Change Your Life. It’s a whole book with different platter arrangements for any occasion. Makes a wonderful gift for anyone who loves to host, or just loves a pretty snack!

This version really could not be easier because it’s just slicing and arranging. You could even do your chopping ahead of time, and keep the prepped veggies stored in the fridge until you are ready to create. Happy Healthy Holiday Snacking!

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Healthy Holiday Snacking

Course Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Laura Doerr


  • Cauliflower florets
  • Cucumber slices
  • Bell Pepper slices
  • Carrots
  • Celery sticks
  • Cherry tomatoes halved
  • Baby pickles
  • Mini mozzarella balls
  • Mixed nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Hummus
  • Fresh herbs for garnish


  1. Using 3 small bowls, place hummus in one, baby pickles in another, and the mini mozzarella balls in the third. Space them out on your serving platter.

  2. Arrange the sliced cucumbers in a snake-like pattern around the board. Place the rest of the veggies and tomatoes in groups around the board. Try to keep similar colors apart from each other. Fill in spaces with mixed nuts, dried fruits, and crackers. Garnish with fresh sprigs of rosemary, thyme, or basil. Enjoy!

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