These charcuterie board ideas are perfect for serving up a healthy holiday brunch! Set your table with a beautiful tray filled with protein-rich eggs, meats, cheeses, healthy fats, and wholesome gluten free grains. To round out the nutrition, include an assortment of antioxidant-rich fruits and veggies, too.
Put one, or all four of these brunch boards onto your holiday table. They are the key to unlocking a fun, delicious and nutritious holiday celebration with family and friends!
I collaborated with Eggland’s Best to bring you this sponsored post of charcuterie board ideas. We hope you love them as much as we do!
It feels odd, Christmas is just a month away (5 weeks or so) and yet we still need to celebrate Thanksgiving! Either way, holiday food is upon us, whether that be turkey, brunch, or appetizers! That being said, I don’t think much is better on Christmas morning or New Year’s Day than a tray of delicious foods to nibble from as I celebrate with friends and family. Well, a citrus Paloma cocktail along with the good food ranks right up there, too. 😉
Let’s discuss BRUNCH. Specifically festive BRUNCH boards. Mmmm k?
What should be on a charcuterie board for brunch?
That is a great question! Traditional charcuterie board ideas include a variety of dried or cured meats, cheeses, fruit spreads or jelly, and usually flatbreads, crackers, and/or breads.
When you’re serving one as a brunch board, you will likely want to include meats and cheeses, but also things such as:
- Waffles and silver dollar pancakes (mine are always gluten free)
- Gluten Free or Grain Free Granola
- Fresh fruit
- Yogurt and/or hummus
You want to be sure to include things that are not just easy to prep, but ALSO easy for fingers to hang on to. Because I don’t know of anyone who likes to remove blueberry compote stains from upholstery.
3 Ways to serve eggs (for brunch) on charcuterie boards.
It’s time to get creative with eggs! I mean creative in the simplest of ways. We’re serving Charcuterie brunch boards with 3 types of eggs.
- Hard Boiled eggs. Easy peasy if you buy them pre cooked and peeled from Eggland’s best.
- The second way (and my new favorite) is scrambled then baked. We scrambled organic eggs (you may also use egg whites) in heavy cream then stirred in a small about of cream cheese and honey. Pour in small baking dish (or ramekins) and bake at 350 F for 10-15 minutes. OMG so so good! Like sweet and savory all in one. Super Creamy too!
- Lastly, soft boiled. Ahh the best to serve with avocado toast. Soft boil organic eggs in boiled water with salt for 5 1/2 minutes then immediately place eggs in ice bath to cool and stop cooking. The result? The perfect soft yolk middle.
Now, that being said…..
Are all eggs the same?
When you go shopping for groceries to build these charcuterie board ideas, keep in mind that all eggs are NOT created equally! Honestly, there is a huge difference in quality and nutrition between egg brands.
Eggland’s Best eggs are my choice to use for these charcuterie board ideas because of their outstanding nutritional quality. In fact, Eggland’s Best Eggs have significantly more vital nutrients (per egg) compared to ordinary eggs brands.
Eggland’s Best Eggs vs Ordinary Eggs – Nutrition Facts
- Omega-3 fatty acids – Eggland’s Best Eggs have over DOUBLE the amount of Omega-3 fatty acids. Omega- 3 fatty acids are essential fats. The body can’t make Omega-3’s from scratch so they must get them from food. Which is why Eggland’s EGGS are so EGGCELLENT for health! Omega- 3 fatty acids are shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. This nutrient can help keep the membranes that surround all cells in the body working properly.
- Vitamin D – 6x the amount of vitamin D. This vitamin is necessary for building and maintaining healthy bones.
- Vitamin E – More than 5x the amount of vitamin E; an antioxidant that helps to protect cells from the damage.
- Folate – Almost twice as much Folate. Folate, formerly known as folacin, is important for cell growth and metabolism.
- Lutein – 55 mg more than ordinary eggs. Lutein is an antioxidant that protect eye tissues from free radicals (aka cellular damage).
- Vitamin B12 – Twice as much Vitamin B 12, known to help support the nervous system, blood-cell formation, digestion, and brain function.
Pretty cool, eh?
Eat Smart to Stay Healthy
Oh, and you guys, get this! Do you know that November is the American Heart Association’s Eat Smart month? I totally didn’t know that until I read about it on the Eggland’s Best website!
I think it’s fantastic that big brands like Eggland’s Best team up with other companies and nonprofits to give us tips on eating well and staying healthy. Eggland’s Best continues to be a proud national supporter of the American Heart Association’s Healthy for Good™ movement, which encourages people to take small steps every day to build lifelong healthy habits for themselves and their families.
Eggland’s Best launched a Better Family Meals program and it’s making a HUGE difference in the way families eat. You can find all of the details about the program HERE.
Now, let me tell you what’s in each of these delicious and OH SO easy to build brunch boards, m’kay?
4 Charcuterie Board Ideas
- Creamed scrambled eggs with cream cheese and heavy whipping cream mixed in. All you need to do is bake the eggs in a casserole dish for 10 minutes before serving. I use Eggland’s organic eggs for this recipe.
- Gouda cheese
- Avocado toast with tzatziki yogurt sauce
- Prosciutto or sliced ham and cherry tomatoes
- Fresh basil – This compliments the other flavors on the board, clears your palate, and it has great nutritional value, too!
- Coffee – My choice is, hands down, an iced bulletproof coffee
- Gouda and soft Brie cheeses
- Yogurt with honey and granola
- Soft boiled Eggland’s organic eggs – Soft boil the eggs in water for 5 1/2 minutes. Then, move to an ice water bath for 15 minutes before peeling.
- Berries and figs
- Candied oranges
- Oatmeal bites or gluten free breakfast cookies
- Orange juice
- Toasted GF waffles or coconut flour pancakes with breakfast sausage links, maple syrup, and honey butter
- Kiwi fruit and pomegranate arils
- Lattes – I love this orange turmeric tea latte
- Hard boiled eggs (Eggland’s organic, of course)
- Whole grain gluten free crackers or Naan Flatbread
- Chocolate covered or honey glazed nuts
- White cheddar cheese
- Cream cheese and apples
If you really want to surprise your guests/family, then build 4 boards but then take one of the brunch boards up to their room for breakfast in bed. How fun is that?!
Breakfast is served Madame!