A grazing board is perfect for when you have a number of people who want to eat a healthy breakfast, but not all at the same time. Follow our guide for putting it together quickly and easily and then make it your own with family and guest favorites.
Grazing Boards are not just for appetizers
Charcuterie board, cheese board, party platter, grazing board… Whatever you want to call them, they’re all the rage these days and with good reason. Mostly thought of as a way to serve appetizers, a board with a variety of food elements is an excellent way to serve healthy breakfast foods, too.
Perhaps you’re sharing a vacation home with extended family, or have guests at your house around the holidays or for a special event like a wedding. Not everyone rises at the same time each morning, right?
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Prepare what you can ahead:
The evening before you can boil and peel eggs (we have a foolproof method), wash fruit and slice cheese. The next morning just arrange it all on the board and set it on a table or bar so everyone can “graze” or fill a plate, as they choose. You’ve served a healthy breakfast menu that each person can enjoy on their own schedule.
If your people are running out the door in different directions you could also add these homemade Breakfast Bars with Peanut Butter. They’re great for being on-the-go.
We are huge fans of anything we can prepare ahead. A few of our favorites with that “make-ahead” quality:
- Bacon & Jalapeno Deviled Eggs (includes the never-fail method for boiling and peeling)
- Sweet Potato Biscuits
- Cheese Ball with Pimento Cheese
- A full collection of make-ahead holiday recipes
THIS MADE OUR “BEST OF THE YEAR” LIST. THE OTHERS CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Step by step guide for building a healthy breakfast grazing board
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We used a round board. The handles do make it easier to move around, but aren’t absolutely necessary. This link will take you to one similar to ours that you might like.
Since we had a round board we started with an “S” shape, but anything that gives a your board design a base to build on is great. Maybe an “X” shape, or 3 vertical lines?
We put small servings of Greek yogurt in shot glasses and added boiled egg halves.
We added orange slices and a glass with granola that people could sprinkle in their yogurt. The options are endless for easy healthy breakfast ideas.
Small spoons went in our yogurt cups, but try as much as possible to restrict those healthy breakfast dishes to finger foods.
Items you may need for your Healthy Breakfast Grazing Board:
- the board itself, here’s another round one
- these boards are rectangular
- small spoons like we used in our yogurt
- small glasses for serving yogurt or other “non-finger” foods
- parchment paper to line your board
- instructions for foolproof boiled eggs (never again struggle to peel an egg while wondering if it’s properly cooked
If you need to add something to your buffet for those carb lovers you’ll want to check out Blueberry Orange Nut Bread. It’s a tried and true recipe that’s been a favorite for years!
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