My Healthy-ish Cheese Platter

So, its summer folks…that means long walks on the beach, lazy Sunday picnics, spectacular mountain hikes, day-long braais, lazy pool days and so much more.

 

One thing that I get used to in summer are the endless cheese platters and pre-braai snacks. These can easily de-rail any diet and that’s the last thing i’m looking for in summer. My motto: Have fun wisely. We all have to choose our battles. I love cheese platters, no point in denying it, usually paired with some good wine and great friends. So, I do everything I can to make my cheese platter a healthy one.

Here’s what I include in my cheese platter to keep it healthy-ish :)

The usual (can’t compromise here)

  • 1 X Goats cheese
  • 1 X Camembert
  • 1 X Brie cheese
  • 1 X small blue cheese

Then the extra (surprisingly, there is no need for crackers…for me anyways)

  • Sliced apple
  • Sliced pear
  • Sliced fresh figs (seasonal)
  • Strawberries
  • Raw, unsalted nuts (or check out my healthy roasted nuts)
  • Organic springbok or ostrich biltong (good source of protein)
  • Baby rice cakes (no coating or flavours please)
  • Homemade hummus (good protein source)
  • Homemade tzatziki
  • Raw carrot sticks
  • Cucumber strips
  • Red/yellow pepper, cut into strips
  • Olives (healthy fats)

Of course I have to pair this with one of my favourite wines (guilty as charged):

(Wellness Warehouse) Stella Organics Chenin Blanc: Link to shop

(Woolworths) Ashbourne Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay:  Link to shop

Gorgeous Rose (Graham Beck): Link to shop

 

You see, healthy-ish as can be! You will find yourself snacking on more fresh fruit and veg, with a bit of a protein kick from hummus and biltong, and the deliciousness of the cheese and wine is not to be missed.

Goats-cheese
Strawberries
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Cheese
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Olives small