Healthy Holiday Appetizers – Christmas Charcuterie Board

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What is all the rage about charcuterie boards anyway? A fun and delicious way to celebrate the holidays, a Christmas Charcuterie board!

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You might wonder why everyone loves charcuterie boards for a Christmas party and what the rage is all about and I am here to answer that very question.

This is what I found. Christmas Charcuterie boards can be so versatile and provide such a large variety of different foods for everyone to enjoy. They are perfect for a Christmas appetizer for a holiday party.

The key to a charcuterie board is to have a variety of around 8-10 foods. Some should  be sweet, salty and savory. The best thing about them is that you get to choose all the foods you put on them, so if you don’t like something you don’t have to put it on the board. You get to make them all your own!

After you select all the different items, make sure they are divided into smaller pieces, whether that means you cut things into cubes or just grab a handful, spread them out randomly on the board, so that no matter where you look there is something different and fun.

One great way to make charcuterie boards more festive is to use foods that you relate the holidays with.

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Possible Food Items for Your Christmas Charcuterie Board

  • Candied cranberries
  • Dried fruit
  • Roasted Almonds
  • Pomegranate Wedges
  • Cheese
  • Oranges
  • Almond bark
  • Peppermint sticks or bark
  • Olives
  • Bread and butter or jam
  • Gingerbread
  • Crackers
  • Berries
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Mini Pepperoni
  • Pretzels

Pretty much anything that you enjoy during the holidays, you can put onto your board. The key is to just do small handfuls throughout the board so that you get a variety of things everywhere.

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Here are a couple of my favorite charcuterie board ideas!

Here’s one I made for my family, and the calories of the food I included on this Christmas board:

christmas chacuterie board calories
  • Reduced fat wheat thins = 16 crackers is 120 calories
  • Thin Triscuits = 15 crackers is 130 calories
  • Cubed colby jack cheese = 7 cubes is 110 calories
  • Cherry tomatoes = 1 tomato is 3 calorie
  • Thin sliced cheese = 1 large square is 40 calories (cut this how you wish)
  • Tiny Pepperoni = 1 pepperoni is ~ 5 calories
  • Blueberries = 1 blueberry ~ 1 calorie
  • and Chocolate pretzels! 5 pretzels = 140 calories.

Now I would love to hear about what you create on your next charcuterie adventure!!

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Christmas Charcuterie Board

Looking for a holiday appetizer for your next Christmas party? Try this charcuterie board. so easy and tasty!
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie
Keyword: christmas charcuterie board
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Paige Merritt


  • 1 package Triscuit thins
  • 1 package reduced fat wheat thins
  • 1 bag cubed cheese
  • 1 container Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 package thin sliced sargento provolone cheese
  • 1 bag mini pepperoni
  • 1 package thin sliced sargento cheddar cheese
  • 1 package blueberries
  • 1 package chocolate dipped pretzels


  • Arrange all ingredients onto a cutting board or tray. Arrange like a Christmas tree if you want to get fancy!
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