- Karen Haralson
St. Patrick’s Day Snacks: Creative and Fun Snack Board Idea
St Patrick’s day is the feast day of St. Patrick, a patron saint of Ireland, which became a celebration of Irish culture when it reached the United States alongside Irish immigrants in the early 1700s. Although traditionally corned beef, potatoes, and cabbage are associated with the holiday, we are taking a healthy turn making it all about the green!
Whether you want to go all out with a creative snack board or prepare a few holiday-ready appetizers, we have you covered.
Build an Eye-Catching Snack Board
The beauty of a snack board is that it offers something for everyone. Fruits, vegetables, chips, and dips. Everything included here is naturally green making it festive as well as nutritious. Look for different variations of color and texture to add!
If you are involving kids, ask them to tell you what the foods taste like, crunchy? Salty? Do they actually taste green? The arrangement of the board can also be an opportunity to involve the kids in an artistic endeavor!
Here are some suggestions on items to include for a festive St Patty’s Day snack board:
Fruits and Veggies
Green Bell Peppers (can be cut into shapes too)
Persian or English Cucumbers (both contain less water and more nutrients)
Sugar Snap Peas
Pesto (Check out our Arugula Pesto Recipe)
Hummus (Check out our Healthy Hummus Recipe)
Green Flax Chips
Opt For Homemade
Whenever possible, it is always preferable to make dips from scratch. Store-bought items can be very convenient, but they also tend to be more expensive and contain preservatives or other additives.
In addition, store-bought versions deliver far fewer nutrients due to large-scale processing practices, transport, and longer periods from harvest to consumption.
How To Assemble Your Snack Board
Now that you have all of the components, it’s time to assemble your snack board! Most items on the snack board are cut veggies or fruit, which can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to build your snack board. Most dips can also be made in advance and refrigerated until ready.
To build your snack board, grab a large serving platter or cutting board that will fit all of your snack board items with ample room. Consider fanning crackers, chips, and cut veggies for a beautiful look. You can place smaller items like nuts or olives and your dips in small bowls. This is the time to let your creativity shine so have fun with it!
Once your snack board is assembled, dig in (just make sure to snap a photo before you let your guests eat it all!)