The Snack Board is an easy, nutritious, and crowd-pleasing solution for summer! Here’s how to make an affordable one with ALDI.
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Summertime: when life gets a bit more laid-back, schedules get a little looser, and meals get a whole lot simpler. Nobody wants to be spending time over a stove or preheating the oven. Besides, warm weather means cravings for light, fresh, healthy food.
Cue the Summer Snack Board!
Snack Boards are your all-purpose, no-cook, crowd-pleasing solution. And you can build amazing and affordable Snack Boards with ALDI.
Whether you’re serving them to hungry teens as an afternoon snack or as a light, simple family meal on the patio, Summer Snack Boards are a perfect way to use what you have in the fridge and satisfy everyone’s tastes.
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To build a Summer Snack Board, start with lots of fruits and vegetables. They’re so nutritious, and there are so many in peak season during the summer months. ALDI has a wide selection, including lots of organic options.
Here’s what I used:
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
- Steamed asparagus
- Grape tomatoes
- Southern Grove Dried Cherries
Include some grains for dipping into spreads and pairing with meats and cheeses. For gluten-free eaters, ALDI has a line called liveGfree that includes crackers, bread, and pretzels. (It also recently earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval!)
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- L’Oven Fresh Whole Wheat Pita
- liveGfree Gluten Free Crackers
- Simply Nature Popcorn Chips
- Clancy’s Peanut Butter Pretzels
- Simply Nature Multi-Grain Tortilla Chips
To make your Summer Snack Board satisfying, be sure to add some protein-rich foods like meats, cheeses, seafood, nuts, and cheese. Slice up leftover grilled meats, pull some pre-cooked shrimp from the freezer to defrost, or pile on some deli meat. Vegetarians can munch on nuts and seeds, hummus, and cheese.
- Never Any! Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
- Park Street Deli Hummus
- Priano Italian Dry Cured Meats
- Fremont Large Cooked Shrimp
- Southern Grove Roasted Pistachios
- Never Any! Grilled Chicken
- Peanut Butter Granola Bites
(Keep in mind that some products may be seasonal or not available at all stores. There are also nearly 100 new ALDI Finds each week that are only available for a limited time. There will always be fun options to include!)
You don’t need a fancy platter for your Summer Snack Boards. I used basic rimmed baking sheets here. You can also display your snack board on a tray, cutting board, or large plate.
No need to get fussy over Summer Snack Boards–the point is to feed your crew AND make life a little easier for yourself in the process!
Visit ALDI to learn more about their store, the weekly specials and ALDI Finds, and to find a store near you.How to Make an ALDI Snack Board: