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10 Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

By Amber 2
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Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Does anyone else usually fill up on the appetizers on Thanksgiving day? So by the time the actual meal hits the table you’re almost too full to eat the turkey and cornbread dressing?

Note the word almost.

Today I bring you a small collection of my favorite healthy Thanksgiving appetizer recipes. All of these recipes are easy to make and are, mostly, guilt-free in one way or another.

The entire crew of my mom’s side of the family get together every Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. Up until two years ago when I had mono one year and then a preemie who couldn’t leave the house the next, I had never in my life missed Thanksgiving with my family.

With about 30 of us, the majority being a gaggle of crazy-loud extroverts, there can be a pile of super unhealthy and delicious food spread around the house that we all mindlessly eat because we’re too busy catching up on each other’s lives. Before the meal, we can all usually find a giant crock-pot full of sausage Rotel dip, cheese and crackers, mixed nuts, Penrose sausages for the men (*shudders*), sausage balls, possibly a veggies tray of some sort and goodness knows what else.

Lucky for me, I’ve got a few of these healthy Thanksgiving appetizer recipes up my sleeve so hopefully I won’t worry myself over eating too much of them before it’s time to eat the real meal.

Gluten-free, Drunken Grape & Goat Cheese Galette

Autumn Harvest Soup w/ Candied Cranberries

Baked Brie w/ Vanilla Cardamom Spiced Apples & GF Cinnamon Crackers

Pumpkin Bisque w/ Gingerbread Croutons & Cinnamon Cream

Shrimp & Grit Canapes w/ Basil Bacon Gravy

Garam Masala Spiced Nut Mix

Healthier Port Wine Cheese Ball w/ a Drizzly Port Wine Reduction

Mayo-Free & Guiltless Deviled Eggs

Strawberry Balsamic Bruschetta w/ Gorgonzola Cheese

Sweet & Savory Pineapple Pecan Spread


Yum. Yum.

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  • MIa
    November 24, 2014

    This all looks fabulous! I don’t think my family is really into Thanksgiving appetizers – we all just graze over the actual meal all afternoon and evening, until someone finally makes the first cut into some dessert, and then we all graze over dessert for the rest of the night. BUT, we’re hosting a holiday potluck with friends in a couple weeks. So I will have to break a couple of these out then.

    Happy almost Turkey Day!

    • Amber
      November 25, 2014

      Thanks, Mia! I hope you have a fantastic holiday!!!