Easter Fruit and Veggie Platters from Around the Web

Easter is fast approaching, and of course I couldn’t let this holiday pass by without sharing my favorite Easter fruit and veggie platters from around the web. As with all of my holiday fruit and veggie platter posts, these images are meant to serve as ideas for produce presentation. While not all fruit and veggie platters presented are free of low nutritional value accompaniments, I think they are great sources of inspiration for ways to creatively present fruits and vegetables. How will you make fruits and vegetables look fresh this Easter season?

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Image via the little green bean

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Image via Land O Lakes

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Image via National Watermelon Promotion Board

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Image via Pinterest (original source unknown)

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Image via The High Heeled Hostess

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Image via Ramblings of a Handbag Designer

Hope you enjoy! For more ideas, see my Cute Spring Food Pinterest page, or my previous post on cute Easter lunches and snacks from around the web. Wondering what to serve fruits and vegetables with? See my Pinterest page on healthy dipping sauces and spreads. Happy Easter!

– Kelly

5 Healthy Holiday Snacks

Did you enjoy my 12 days of Christmas fruit and veggie platters? For days when you don’t need an entire tray of holiday food, here are 5 healthy snack ideas. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy them!

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image via The Diva Dish

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image via Little Nummies

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image via Shop Lasoo

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image via Nifty, Thrifty, & Thriving

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For more Christmas food inspiration, check out my Christmas food board on Pinterest. Happy holidays!

– Kelly

Holiday Vegetable Plating: Christmas Tree

Healthy Christmas Tree

Now that it’s December, I’m ready to fully embrace the Christmas season, and my meals are no exception! This holiday vegetable plating is a delicious and healthy way to get into the Christmas spirit, and it is also a great way to create a meal based on the MyPlate guidelines.

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Instructions: I arranged ½ cup brown rice (cooked in low sodium chicken broth), 1 cup of green beans (boiled), and 2 tablespoons of cranberries (also boiled) on the plate in a tree shape. I then drizzled the tree with 1 teaspoon of good balsamic vinegar, and sprinkled on a tiny bit of rosemary and thyme.

Nutrition (using ingredients as listed above): 161 calories, 1g fat (0g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 6mg potassium, 33g carbohydrates (6.5g fiber, 4g sugars), 5g protein, 5% Vitamin A, 16% Vitamin C, 6% Calcium, 5% Iron

To make a meal, pair this with your favorite protein food! I paired mine with leftover turkey, but this vegetable plating would also look excellent with a roasted chicken. This holiday vegetable plating is also the perfect formula for following the latest nutrition guidelines. By making half of your plate fruits and vegetables (green beans and cranberries), a quarter of your plate whole grains (brown rice), and a quarter of your plate lean protein (your choice- I used Turkey), you are following the nutrition guidelines as suggested by MyPlate (see below).

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Are you a fan of cute holiday foods made HEALTHY? Inspired by my post on the Best Thanksgiving Fruit and Veggie Platters from Around the Web, I will be posting a collection of the best Christmas themed fruit and veggie platters. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks!

-Kelly