When you just don’t feel like cooking, the Snack Dinner comes to rescue with a healthy meal that’s easy to pull together and fun for everyone to eat.
Thank you to J.K. Adams for the boards shown in this post and for providing one for a giveaway below!
You know those nights when you just don’t want to cook?
(For some of you, that may be most nights. So think of those nights when you really REALLY don’t want to cook.)
Those are the perfect nights for a Snack Dinner.
You may be thinking that the Snack Dinner looks an awful like the Snack Platter, and you would be right. They’re both an appealing arrangement of healthy foods. They both involve pulling odds and ends from the fridge and pantry to feed your family (and fight food waste).
The Snack Dinner is simply MORE food–and more filling food. But it’s just as simple and just as fuss-free.
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A word about fanciness: You’ll see some snack boards on Pinterest that are studded with edible flowers and exotic fruit artfully cut into shapes. That’s all well and good, but the whole point of a Snack Dinner is to be LOW-EFFORT. So you won’t see edible flowers on my Snack Dinner boards, just an assortment of foods I know my family will reliably eat. Your family may eat more food than this. Your family may eat different foods than these. You do your Snack Dinner thing, I’ll do mine, neither of us will turn on the oven or light a stove burner, and we’ll all be happy.
Snack Dinners are also fun for kids. They can be eaten at the kitchen island, off the coffee table while everyone gathers for a game or show on TV (yes, it’s okay to eat in front of the tube every once in a while!), outside on the patio, or on the floor for a living room picnic. There are no pots and pans, no stack of dishes to wash, and no greasy take-out containers to toss.
The beautiful serving boards shown in these photos are from J.K. Adams, a family-owned company that makes boards by hand in Vermont using North American hardwoods. J.K. Adams makes beautiful cutting boards, serving boards and trays, wine and pot racks, rolling pins, and kitchen accessories. Real Mom Nutrition readers can get 25% off the Royalton boards shown in this post. Go here to get the discount (offer ends April 15).
They’ve also generously provided one serving board as a giveaway to a Real Mom Nutrition reader. The winner will get to choose a board from the Royalton Collection, which includes the oval and rectangle boards shown here, plus a round version. The boards are gorgeous and are guaranteed for life.
Enter to win so you can serve Snack Dinners in style too!
Earn up to 3 entries:
1. Leave me a comment telling me your favorite no-cook, low-effort dinner (entry #1).
3. Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and leave me a comment telling me you did (entry #3).
The giveaway will end Thursday April 5 at noon Eastern Time and the winner will be chosen at random. (U.S. residents only please.)