This grazing board is paleo and Whole30-compliant, the perfect way to start date night or a gathering with friends and family on a round! Super customizable and straight-up fun, too.
What Makes This So Good
- I love, love, love grazing boards. Love them. They’re just so much fun to put together! All of your favorite foods, spread out in a culinary smorgasbord that pretty much equates to a grown-up Lunchable? Sign me up.
- The fact that they’re SO customizable might just be my favorite thing about them. I’ve done keto versions, bagel versions, and for our holiday party I did a whole sweet & savory spread with dips and chocolates and various meats and cheeses. Of course, for a Whole30 grazing board, you’ll have to skip the cheeses and chocolates, but there’s still a TON of delicious foods you can include!
- Just like the ingredients are customizable, the amount of food you incorporate is customizable, too. Grazing boards can be small, individual-sized plates for a solo snack night; larger platters for an intimate gathering; or you can go BIG and create a whole grazing table to feed a large group for a bridal shower or birthday party. Cover a table with butcher paper, add cute little signs or notes to identify each food, et voilà!
Making a grazing board Whole30-compliant is honestly super easy. Just think of it like a much larger version of the meal template! You’ll want to include proteins, veggies, fruits, nuts and/or seeds, and plated fats. Then when you’re building your plate, you can have a little of everything!
- Everything listed in the ingredients below are just suggestions – feel free to make any substitutions or adjustments you like! You don’t have to include this many components. If you have a large board, you can double up ingredients as needed to fill out the space.
- For more visual texture, roll, fold, and stack the sliced meat, or form some into roses. Also be sure to use a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors on your board. I like to use a few sizes of bowls and ramekins for the dips and sauces, too, so the board feels a little less uniform.
- Split things up however you need to! If you’re making a really large grazing board (or a grazing table!) then try to include some of each ingredient on both ends so everyone can reach.
Try These Tasty Whole30 Recipes, Too
- Whole30 Taco Stuffed Peppers (Paleo, Low Carb)
- Whole30 Loaded Sweet Potato Fries (Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free)
- Instant Pot Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup (Paleo, Whole30)
- Whole30 In-N-Out Burgers: Double Double Animal Style (Paleo, Low Carb)
- Whole30 Marry Me Chicken (Paleo, Dairy Free)
Suggested Foods (All Optional)
- herb & garlic cashew dip see Notes
- Whole30 dump ranch see Notes
- Whole30 honey mustard see Notes
- guacamole store-bought (compliant) or make your own
- thinly sliced cucumbers
- baby carrots
- thinly sliced radishes
- bell peppers small peppers, or large peppers sliced into strips
- shishito peppers raw or blistered
- cherry tomatoes
- dried figs
- apple slices
- medjool dates
- artichokes grilled & marinated, or cooked in the Instant Pot
- compliant nuts of choice
- compliant prosciutto slices
- compliant turkey slices
- serving board, tray, or platter (or cover a table or counter with butcher paper for a grazing table)
- Small bowls, cups, or ramekins
- Serving utensils (knives, cocktail forks, toothpicks, etc.)
- Begin by placing bowls, cups, and ramekins of dips and sauces on board. Arrange folded and rolled meats on board, then fill in empty spaces with remaining foods. Rearrange components as needed to achieve desired look.
- Ingredients: Everything listed in the ingredients here are just suggestions – feel free to make any substitutions or adjustments you like! You don’t have to include this many components. If you have a large board, you can double up ingredients as needed to fill out the space.
- Texture: For visual texture, roll, fold, and stack the sliced meat, or form some into roses.
- Herb & Cashew Dip: If you’re a 40 Aprons Premium member, I have an incredible member-exclusive recipe for a paleo herb dip.
- Whole30 Dump Ranch: My recipe for Whole30 dump ranch is super easy and super delicious.
- Whole30 Honey Mustard: Use the recipe from this post.
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.