Crudités to the rescue!

If you're like me, your love of noshing can lead you to what goes on the dinner plate. Many a-times I'll be too tired to assemble an actual salad, so I'll just put its elements onto a plate and call it a day. Some of my favorite ingredients are: sliced cucumbers, whole grape tomatoes, green beans, feta cheese chunks, and hard salami slices. (Citterio has a great line called Pronti: pre-sliced hard salami, which makes life even easier! Perfect for snacking and picnics.) It's a pretty healthy assortment of goodies. Sometimes I take it up another notch with triple cream brie and pâté. Radishes and cornichons should also be thrown into the mix.