Most dessert platters are heavy on high calorie food such as chocolate, cakes and sweet biscuits and candy. It can add a massive amount of calories to your intake, especially if it's at the end of a large meal and alcohol. This is a healthier version that will appeal to most of your guests.
Plenty of fresh fruit like grapesmelons, strawberries and mango cheeks
Unsalted nuts like almonds and cashews
Dark chocolate is healthier than milk or white chocolate. I included cranberries dipped in dark chocolate by Angas Park. They contain antioxidants and have no added artificial colours or flavours or preservatives
Dried fruit such as apricots or figs
Assemble the ingredients on a decorative platter. Adjust the quantities according to the number of guests. You may like to serve a Savoury Grazing Platter as well, or add some of the savoury ingredients to this platter
If you plan to have just one grazing platter, you can combine the above with the savoury grazing platter - cheese, fruit and olives go very well together. At Christmas time, cut the melon with a star or Christmas tree shaped cookie cutter to add a festive touch.