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Snack Board 101

This recipe and photography were provided by local blogger Abby Thome of The Thome Home.

Snack boards are a hit in my house, so much so that sometimes I even use them in place of dinner. Here is my fool-proof guide on how to set up your weekly grocery list to create beautiful, healthy snack boards in a pinch!

It’s no surprise that approaching snack time, or any meal for that matter, in a different way is really refreshing. The options are endless – breakfast, lunch, dinner or just snacking. These grazing boards are the perfect way to offer a wide variety of bites in one giant spread. Trust me, adding one or two boards to your weekly routine will make meal time easy, satisfying and a non-issue to clean up.

Here is a quick glance at my weekly grocery must-haves to set up a snack board in a flash!

Snack Board Grocery List

  • 6 Bell Peppers, sliced and stored in a Ziploc bag
  • 3 lb. carrots, baby cut or peeled and sliced into sticks
  • 2 seedless cucumbers, sliced into coins and stored in a Ziploc bag
  • 1 bag of snap peas
  • Naan Bread, torn (or little naan dippers)
  • Fruit of choice, in bulk (grapes, apples, strawberries etc.)
  • Hummus
  • Avocado cups
  • Nuts (Heinen’s has a ton of great mixes)
  • Heinen’s Block Cheeses (cheddar and Colby Jack)
  • Pepperoni, salami or ham (to layer with cheeses)
  • Tuna (for crackers)
  • 16 oz. Greek yogurt
  • 1 Hidden Valley Ranch dip packet
  • Heinen’s pretzels (any variety)
Snack Board 101

The items listed above are my essentials! I purchase them every Sunday and prep the vegetables, fruit and Greek yogurt ranch to store in the fridge so that all I have to do is toss it onto a board later in the week.

Don’t Forget: Check out the end of this post for the my Greek yogurt ranch recipe and a few other tasty snack board additions.

It goes without saying that you can tailor anything to your preferences. Once you get into the swing of the prep, you will wow yourself with how creative you can get with snack boards.

Snack Board 101
Snack Board 101
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For the Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

  • 16 oz. Greek yogurt
  • 1 Hidden Valley Ranch dip packet
  • Heinen’s pretzels (any variety)

For the Berry Swirl Yogurt Dip

  • 1 1/2 cups Greek Yogurt
  • ¼ cup of your favorite ham

For the Lunch Break Pinwheels

  • Large tortillas
  • Mayo
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Cheese
  • Lunch meat of choice
  • Arugula

For the Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Bites

  • Heinen’s cream cheese
  • Everything bagel seasoning


For the Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip

  1. Mix Greek yogurt with 1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch mix.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

For the Berry Swirl Yogurt Dip

  1. Mix Greek yogurt with your favorite jam (peach, strawberry, grape, blueberry, etc.)

For the Lunch Break Pinwheels

  1. Take one large tortilla and smear mayo on the bottom, leaving a 1-inch perimeter around the edge.
  2. In the center, laying horizontally, place two slices of cheese and lunch meat.
  3. Add a handful of arugula.
  4. Using two hands, start at the bottom of the tortilla and roll up tightly.
  5. Pair with a tangy Dijon mustard.
  6. Store in a Ziploc bag over night to set, or slice right away into 1 ½-inch sections.

For the Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Bites

  1. Scoop a 1/2 tsp. of Heinen’s cream cheese into a tiny ball.
  2. Roll in everything-bagel seasoning.
  3. Store in an airtight container in one layer.


Snack Board 101

By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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