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Shared Meals: 11 Family-Style Platters for Every Time of Day

  • By Jennifer Mulder
  • 15 April 2019
  • 3 minute read
Shared Meals: 11 Family-Style Platters for Every Time of Day | The Health Sessions

Have you been drooling over those pretty pictures of delicious food platters on Instagram and Pinterest?

There’s something ultimately relaxed about shared dining. I mean, what’s not to love about gathering around a beautiful board filled with foods for every flavour? That’s what makes shared meals perfect for festive occasions, from passing a vibrant crudité platter on parties to hosting a brunch.

If you have picky eaters, family-style meals also take the pressure off cooking something everyone will eat by serving separate components. When you put bowls with different foods on the table, everyone can create their own dinner.

Sharing a meal isn’t limited to snacks and dinnertime either. From breakfast boards to dessert platters, take a look at these 11 shared meals you can enjoy any time of day.

Burrata Breakfast Board from Fork in the Kitchen

Shared Meals: Burrata Breakfast Board from Fork in the Kitchen | The Health Sessions

How to Build a Yoghurt Bar from Muy Bueno 

Shared Meals: How to Build a Yoghurt Bar from Muy Bueno | The Health Sessions

The Perfect Moroccan Brunch from Half Baked Harvest 

Shared Meals: The Perfect Moroccan Brunch from Half Baked Harvest | The Health Sessions

Salmon Cobb Salad Board from Tastespotting 

Shared Meals: Salmon Cobb Salad Board from Tastespotting | The Health Sessions

Chile Spiked Baked Beans from Pulses 

Shared Meals: Chile Spiked Baked Beans from Pulses | The Health Sessions

Greek Hummus Board from Paper & Stitch 

Shared Meals: Greek Hummus Board from Paper & Stitch | The Health Sessions

How to Make a Kind-Friendly Cheese Board Even Adults Will Love from FoodieCrush 

Shared Meals: Kid-Friendly Cheese Board Even Adults Will Love from | The Health Sessions

Easy Baked Potato Bar from Life A Little Brighter 

Shared Meals: Baked Potato Bar from Life A Little Brighter | The Health Sessions

Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken and Veggies from Food Fashion Party 

Shared Meals: Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken with Veggies from Food Fashion Party | The Health Sessions

Family-Style Taco Bar from What’s Gaby Cooking

Shared Meals: Family-Style Taco Bar from What's Gaby Cooking | The Health Sessions

Party Platter with Chai Spiced Maple Candied Nuts from Flavor the Moments

Shared Meals: Party Platter from Flavor The Moments | The Health Sessions

What kind of meals do you like to share with family and friends? 

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Thank you for including this post in your weekly round-up Claire! And for supporting other health bloggers by sharing their work.

Great post and information - I have shared a link on my regular feature Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You! Claire (PainPalsBlog) x

Thank you soo much may God bless you in many ways ☺

I'm sorry, the blog post is a few years old so the giveaway has been closed for a while now. Perhaps you can use some of the tips above to create a care package: puzzles or magazine, (free) samples of body care products if your dad is still in the hospital, a gift card for iTunes? I also like the Gifts in A Tin from DIYMommy: (Scroll down for an overview) or an edible gift like the five bean soup IF he's medically allowed to eat that of course!: Hope your father feels better soon!

I was going to leave a comment for the give away... For my dad cuz he had his gull bladder taken out a fue hrs ago but congrats... Is there a cheep way i can make something for him?

Being careful with what you eat might be a good idea if you're feeling sick or have stomach aches. Luckily, there are still plenty of things listed you can do to entertain yourself :-) Feel better soon!

When I am I'll myum doesn't let me eat so some wouldn't work 😢🍕

Hi Darci, thank you for your message. Unfortunately the guide is not available yet as a hardcover and a paperback. If that changes in the near future, I will let you know. Warm regards, Jennifer

I would like to buy this book in hard cover or paperback instead of e-book for a friend

thats #6

Super useful habits Nat! I also need to mentally unwind before bedtime or I'll be laying awake all night with thoughts racing through my mind.

A few things that help me ( I suffer from insomnia) is by not taking my phone to bed with me, i finish checking emails, social media etc in the living room and go to bed to switch off. Something else I do is turn on my essential oils diffuser an hour before bed so the room is scent with a relaxing mist of essential oils such as lavender, or vetiver which is like a sedative and incredible for helping me unwind. Another thing that work well when i can't switch my brain off is to write a quick list of everything i think i need to be dealing with now and highlighting only the ones that need to be taken care of the next day. Helps me not to feel so overwhelmed and in turn helps me fall asleep easier.

I'm touched by your kind words Darla, thank you. It's perfectly normal that you're resentful and feel sorry for yourself. You've had a lot to deal with. Not just experiencing horrible symptoms on a daily basis, but also having to adjust the plans you had for your future and your sense of identity. To me, positivity in the face of adversity is not about having an irrealistic rose-colored view of life. But I do believe that trying to find the good in little things each day can help make the bad ones more bearable. It's a challenge, but your insightful comment tells me that you're up for it ;-) Let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Good luck, be gentle with yourself and take care Darla!

Dr.Jen the Zen one, first off you rock! Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 4 years ago and 2 years ago double pneumonia that left me with heart failure with 28% left undamaged it has seriously limited my mobility energy patience and unfortunately my positive attitude. 52 years on this planet, I lived a happy-go-lucky , look on the bright side, things will be better tomorrow, or crack a silly joke and get over it type of life. Now for the first time in my life I find myself having to work at being positive. Anger and resentment and even the dreaded " poor little me" mindset is trying to set up permanent residence. And tonight I find your blog and it gives me hope I just want to say "Thank you" Darla

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