As the girls have gotten older and have activities in the evenings, family dinners have gotten harder and harder. We’re constantly trying to think of meals that are healthy, quick and easy, and will work when we’re all running around.
My favorite simple dinner is really a glorified snack and requires little to no cooking at all – an antipasto platter.
The best thing about an antipasto platter is it can often consist of leftovers from the fridge or a couple of things easily picked up at the store at the last minute. And you can throw some healthy and kid-friendly options.
Here are a few ideas for what to add to your healthy family antipasto tray:
- Meats: prosciutto, salami, turkey
- A variety of cheeses: goat, brie, blue, cheddar
- Veggies: peppers, tomatoes, asparagus, green beans, snap peas, olives
- Fruit: berries, grapes, oranges, apples (fresh or dried)
- Crackers and bread
- Nuts: almonds, pecans
- Spreads: chutney, jam, mustard, hummus
I love the antipasto choices at Trader Joe’s. It’s so fun to pick things out there because they put a little spin on basic ingredients.
What are some easy, healthy meals you’ve been making?