Having company over for lunch? Charcuterie and snack boards have always been popular, but they really blew up in 2018 and I love it! Having a mountain of delicious food options to choose from and feast on could never be wrong. It's all too right! I thought it would be fun to put a little twist on this idea by offering up an alternate lunch idea for when you have company. Enter my snack tray ideas that are easy to put together, pretty for entertaining and include foods that are hearty enough to be called lunch. That's a lunch snack tray win! This is a sponsored post about Great Day Farms Peeled & Ready-to-Eat Hard Boiled Eggs available at Walmart.
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LUNCH SNACK TRAY TUTORIAL
These simple snack board ideas are perfect for lunch. All of these ingredients can easily be found at Walmart and won't break your entertaining budget. Total win. Let me walk you through all of the ingredients and the extra add ons and garnishes that make this extra pretty with no fuss.
WHEN TO SERVE A LUNCH SNACK TRAY
A lunch snack tray is perfect for, but not limited to these occasions:
- Everyday Gatherings
- Girlfriend's Day In
- DIY Spa Day at Home
- PTA Meetings
- Book Club Meetings
- For Grownups at Your Kid's Parties
- Galentine's Day Parties
- Engagement Parties
- Baby Showers
HEARTY LUNCH BOARD INGREDIENTS
Here is my list of heartier ingredients for an entertaining lunch snack tray.
- Great Day Farms Peeled & Ready-to-Eat Hard Boiled Eggs (available at Walmart)
- Rolled Lunch Meats
- Variety of Cheeses
- Variety of Nuts & or Seeds
- Hearty Crackers and Toasts
- Fresh Vegetables (Sliced mini cucumbers, celery, snap peas, baby carrots)
- Fresh Fruits (Citrus, peaches, pears, apples)
- Jams, Jellies and Dips
HOW TO DECORATE A SNACK TRAY
For this pretty snack tray, I wanted to add things with a pop of color. That means that I took a few moments to decide on a color theme. I wanted to add light reds, pinks, orange/tans and a nice fresh pop of green. I love how it all came together. Here are my suggestions:
- Choose a color theme.
- Find snack board ingredients in those colors.
- Look for fresh flowers that match your theme.
- Add whole fruits and vegetables in your colors to the board in addition to sliced and edible versions where possible.
SNACK TRAY TIPS
Having seen snack boards and charcuterie ideas galore, the underlying theme is abundance. We want to create the appearance of endless options and a lot of food. You can do this by carefully selecting your ingredients and spreading them out as much as possible. Thinking of it as a centerpiece might be a handy tool to make this happen. Give it a little height with some flowers or standing/stacked food items.
Voila! I told you that was easy! It doesn't take much to put together a glorious snack tray that's hearty for lunch!
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