Turkey, Cheese & Veggie Plate


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).

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 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 1/2 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

675 Calories
38g Fat
62g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 675
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 24g
Added Sugars 5g 10%
Protein 22g 45%
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Vitamin A 10763IU 215%
Vitamin C 46mg 51%
Folate 56mcg 14%
Sodium 727mg 32%
Calcium 348mg 27%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 73mg 17%
Potassium 732mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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