Food for Easter – Healthy Charcuterie Board Ideas
March 16, 2022
Carrot charcuterie board food for easter

Food for Easter – Healthy Charcuterie Board Ideas

Food for Easter varies depending on your family traditions and geographical location. My family keeps things pretty simple but I wanted something a little more fun this year. I've been playing around with healthy holiday food art and this was a great opportunity to design some Easter Charcuterie board ideas to share with you!

Healthy Grazing board food for Easter by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

Food for Easter – Carrot Charcuterie Ingredients

Healthy ingredients for Easter food

Gather up your favorite orange food for Easter:

  • Carrots with green stems {if possible, if not, use the parsley trick}
  • Parsley {see tip below}
  • Green broccoli for stem
  • Sliced celery sticks for stem
  • Orange pepper strips
  • Orange “Sun Gold” tomatoes
  • Nectarine slices
  • Cantaloupe “flowers”
  • Clementine sections

Healthier Orange Treats

Orange themed snacks for carrot Easter tray
  • Annie's Cheddar Bunny crackers
  • Whisp cheddar cheese crisps {Keto friendly} or Cheddar mini rice cakes {gluten free}
  • Cheddar cheese curds
  • Gummy Peaches
  • Carrot Cake Cookies {gluten free}
  • Homemade Sun dried tomato and goat cheese cheese ball
  • Marcona almonds {not pictured}

Simple Supplies

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Small flower cookie cutter
  • Large butterfly or other spring themed cookie cutter for cheese ball
  • Press and Seal wrap for bottom of large cookie cutter

Important Easter Charcuterie Board Tips

Carrot tops wrapped in damp paper towels

You pay extra for those green topped carrots so keep the greenery fresh by wrapping it in a damp paper towel when you get home from the grocery store. If you don't, it'll wilt in the fridge and look pretty sad.

Bunch of parsley and fresh carrots

BUT if you can't find carrots with tops you can use parsley to create a leafy green illusion. I layered my carrot tops with additional parsley for a nice full look.

Simple Steps – Healthy Food for Easter

If you are a visual person this step by step image will help you lay out your carrot charcuterie board. If you need a little extra guidance I'll walk you through each step below.

Healthy Grazing board food for Easter by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

Food For Easter – Step 1: Create the Carrot Stem

Carrot top food Easter charcuterie

Using your carrots with green tops, lay them out at the top end of your carrot. Make sure the carrot is placed so that your guests will be able to reach all of the healthy Easter snacks.

Layer the parsley over your green carrot tops to fill in any gaps. Then add broccoli florets and celery sticks for the stems.

Easter Carrot Grazing Board – Step 2: Start Rounding Out Sides

Healthy Grazing board food for Easter by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

Using rounded veggies like the curved orange pepper strips creates a nice carrot “shoulder” on one side, and the clementines are great for the other side.

Start building your Easter charcuterie board up from there. Add a few more plain carrots to the bottom, then use the loose tomatoes to fill in around the carrot ends. Finally arrange tomatoes on the vine – if you can find them – to create a nice outside line.

Fun Easter Food Ideas – Step 3: Build Up The Middle

Healthy Grazing board food for Easter by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

Use the middle for your centerpiece. I chose a large butterfly cookie cutter to serve a cheese ball. he sun dried tomato flavor gave it a nice orangey hue that worked perfectly with our carrot color palette.

You can get the super yummy Sun Dried Tomato Cheeseball Recipe right here. {coming soon} A regular store bought almond covered cheeseball would work wonderfully here as well.

Make Cantaloupe Flowers for Easter

Cataloupe flower using a cookie cutter

Using a small to medium sized flower shaped cookie cutter you can cut great shapes out of cantaloupe slices. The melon is hollow with seeds in the center so you will need to utilize the first few slices for full flowers.

Sun-dried tomato cheeseball in Easter charcuterie board

After that you'll have a curve in the side of some flowers, which ends up being just fine as you layer the flowers together and around the butterfly cheeseball. Jut save the full flowers to add on top for a finished look.

Easter Carrot Board Step 4: Outline Full Shape and Fill In

Healthy Grazing board food for Easter by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

Once you have your outside shape roughed in, you can fill in the carrot with the rest of the goodies. I clustered the sweet treats at the bottom, kept the fruits on the left side, and the savory in the middle and right side of the carrot tray.

It makes for a little easier Easter snacking and ensures you don't end up with orange pepper tasting nectarines!

Use the small items like cheese curds, bunny crackers, and almonds to fill in any last minute gaps.

Healthy Food for Easter

What to use on healthy Easter charcuterie board

Here's a quick diagram of the finished product with all the items listed in case you need help with any particular area.

Healthy Grazing board food for Easter by Salt Lake City Healthy Hostess

For the last finishing touch add a couple of lovely orange blooms to the board and you're ready to serve! What do you think? Are you interested in serving up some healthy food for Easter? It might not seem as fun, but trust me. Once this Easter Charcuterie board is up and running no one's going to be thinking about how healthy it is! They'll just enjoy the Easter grazing table. And you can enjoy all the compliments!

If you try out this Easter Carrot Board, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share photos, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Pinterest, Facebook, and Instagram. We love celebrating all your hard work! 

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