This fruit, cheese and cracker box inspired by Starbucks' bistro boxes is a fun and healthy alternative to your standard sandwich. It's the perfect personal-size cheese plate to pack for a work lunch or a picnic in the park.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
2 or 3 whole-grain crispbreads or 6 whole-grain crackers
1 ounce Cheddar cheese, cubed or sliced
1 ounce goat cheese
¼ cup smoked almonds
½ apple, sliced
1 tablespoon fig jam
½ large carrot, peeled and cut into 4-inch sticks
Arrange crispbreads (or crackers), Cheddar, goat cheese, almonds, apple, jam and carrot sticks in a 4-cup divided sealable container. (If needed, the almonds and jam can be kept separate by placing them in silicone baking cups before arranging.) Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.
557 calories;35 g fat(11 g sat); 7 g fiber; 45 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein; 23 mcg folate; 41 mg cholesterol; 25 g sugars; 12 g added sugars; 6,708 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 358 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 528 mg sodium; 487 mg potassium
Vitamin A (134% daily value), Calcium (36% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 3
Exchanges: 4 fat, 1½ high-fat protein, 1 medium-fat protein, 1 other carbohydrate, ½ fruit, ½ starch, ½ vegetable