Want to jump on the Charcuterie Board bandwagon but not sure how to make it at least semi-healthy? Check out the fifth installment in my Beat The Cravings blog series where I show you how to create your very own Autumn Charcuterie Board.
Beat The Cravings is a brand new blog series where I will share what I’m doing to beat the cravings and stay on track with my health journey.
Welcome to the fifth installment in my Beat the Cravings Blog series! I’m so excited to share different ways that you can continue to enjoy delicious food without all the guilt!
If you’re new to my Beat The Cravings Blog series, be sure to check out the first three installments here.
I have to say, since starting this series, I’ve discovered so many different healthy alternatives to my favorite things. It’s been fun figuring out cool ways to eat healthy without feeling like I’m missing out!
That said, lately, I’ve been seeing Charcuterie boards all over the place and I decided to try my hand at a healthy one.
Not to mention, I had a few new bottles wine that I’ve been trying out and I’d love to enjoy them with a nice charcuterie board.
Before we get to the list though, I have to give a major shout-out to NewAir for gifting me a NewAir Freestanding 23 Bottle Compressor Wine Fridge in Stainless Steel.
With my new wine fridge, I can keep my red and white wines the perfect temperature all the time thanks to the compressor cooling that keeps the temperature between 41-64 degrees. The taste difference is amazing in comparison to the flavor I was getting keeping it in our fridge.
Not to mention I love the sleek stainless steel style and soft LED light. Quick note though before you buy, be sure to face your wine with the cork facing the double pane glass door. I learned this the hard way when I was trying to fit all of my bottles inside.
You can learn more about the NewAir Freestanding Wine Fridge here.
Now, on to the charcuterie board…
Creating the board was a lot easier than I thought. I knew I wanted to stick to a fall theme while also keeping it somewhat healthy.
One thing I love about charcuterie boards is that you can make them however you want. From straight-up cheese and meat boards to dedicated cookie and dessert boards, the possibilities are endless.
That said, there will definitely be a few fun charcuterie boards on the blog soon!
For this Autumn Charcuterie Board, I kept it simple and stuck with fruits, meats, cheeses, nuts, crackers, jams, and butters. You can throw any combination of these ingredients on the charcuterie board and BAM, you’ve got the perfect board! BUT here’s what I used:
For the fruit, I used apples, pears, and dried cranberries (y’all know I love cranberries).
For the cheese, I kept it simple and used sharp cheddar.
For the nuts, I made it easy on myself and used lightly salted mixed nuts.
For the meat, I used pre-sliced Dry Salame and Pre-Sliced Prosciutto.
For the crackers, I tried something different and used Wasa Multi Grain Swedish Crispbread. I wasn’t sure what to expect but these were actually reallllly good.
For the jam, I used a peach pomegranate jam and for the butter, I stayed true to the autumn theme and used apple butter.
For my first attempt at a charcuterie board, I think it turned out pretty good but I definitely have a few ideas on how to make my futures boards even better and more appealing.
Either way, my hubby and I devoured this board and honestly, the only thing I wish I had more of was more crackers and cheese.
There you have it!
My super easy Autumn charcuterie board. There is definitely an art to making these boards and I’m excited to test out new things.
Have you ever made a charcuterie board?