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Turkey, Cheese & Veggie Plate

  • 20 m
  • 20 m
Victoria Seaver, M.S., R.D.
“This colorful picnic dinner idea features tasty munchies you don't need utensils for and mild flavors that kids prefer, like deli meat, cheese and crunchy raw veggies. It's easy to assemble this complete menu, and adults will enjoy it as much as the kids. The menu calls for store-bought hummus and cookies, but you can easily make them yourself (see Tips, below).”


    • 2 teaspoons honey mustard (optional)
    • 8 thin slices deli smoked turkey (4 ounces)
    • 8 thin slices mild Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
    • 1 cup baby carrots or 4 carrots, cut into sticks
    • 1 cup sliced cucumber
    • 1 apple, cut into 4 or 8 wedges (see Tips)
    • 1 cup hummus (see Tips)
    • 32 low-sodium whole-wheat crackers
    • 20 whole almonds, preferably salted Marcona almonds
    • ½ cup corn nuts
    • 4 clementines
    • 4 cookies (see Tips)


  • 1 If desired, make turkey-cheese roll-ups as follows: Spread ½ teaspoon honey mustard over each turkey slice. Place a slice of cheese on each turkey slice and roll it up. Secure with a toothpick.
  • 2 Pack turkey and cheese (or roll-ups), carrots, cucumber, apple and hummus in totable containers and place in your cooler. Add crackers, almonds, corn nuts, clementines and cookies. Serve with 100% juice boxes for the kids and pinot noir for the adults.
  • Tips: Plan to slice the apple right before eating so it doesn't brown.
  • Store-bought hummus is fast and healthy, or make your own Garlic Hummus.
  • Finish dinner off with easy One-Bowl Monster Cookies or a sweet treat of your choice.
  • To make ahead: Refrigerate containers of turkey, cheese, carrots and cucumber overnight.
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