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Healthy grazing table ideas

When it's your turn to host this Christmas, consider elevating the traditional beige buffet by opting for a grazing table. Grazing tables not only create a visually stunning display but also encourage eating a wider variety of whole foods.

Unlike conventional buffets laden with ultra processed and empty calorie options, grazing tables can offer a diverse array of fresh, whole foods. By incorporating an assortment of colorful fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, nuts, and proteins, you provide your guests with nutritious alternatives that not only contribute to a more balanced diet but also make for a really satisfying and enjoyable experience.

Embrace the spirit of the season by nourishing both body and soul with a bountiful grazing table, turning your Christmas celebration into a feast that delights the senses and supports overall well-being. It's so easy to increase your weekly whole food count with a grazing table!

What do I need to create a healthy grazing table?

Creating a healthy grazing table filled with whole foods involves a thoughtful selection of fresh, nutrient-dense options. We've done the thinking for you, and have created the following healthy grazing table lists for you to screen grab before you shop and party!

Depending on how many you're feeding, choose your favourites from the following lists. Include at least 2 or 3 from Cheese, Meats & Fish and go wild with homemade dips, crudités and whole food accoutrements!

Grazing table shopping tick list

  • Cheese
  • Baked camembert
  • Manchego
  • Goats cheese
  • Mozzarella balls
  • Cheddar/ Poacher
  • Parmesan
  • Wensleydale with cranberries
  • Chutney
  • Quince paste
  • Meats & Fish
  • Cooked ham
  • Prosciutto
  • Chorizo 
  • Salami 
  • Salmon tartare
  • Smoked salmon or trout
  • Sardines/ Anchovies
  • Chicken liver parfait
  • Smoked mackerel pâté
  • Dips & Crudités
  • Houmous 
  • Tzatziki
  • Baba ganoush
  • Red peppers
  • Carrot sticks
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Raw cauliflower florets 
  • Cucumber 
  • Accoutrements
  • Nuts & seeds 
  • Caper berries
  • Cornichons
  • Pickled walnuts
  • Kimchi/ Sauerkraut
  • Olives
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Figs
  • Pears
  • Stuffed peppers
  • Pickled onions
  • Apples
  • Sourdough breadsticks
  • Sourdough crackers

Heading out for Christmas drinks or hosting at home?

Use our Tips for a healthier Christmas blog post below, to help plan your drink choices ahead of time to avoid making on-the-spot decisions! 


Tips for a healthier Christmas

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Easy low-carb snacks

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