9 Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers

Light bites are your best bet before a big holiday meal. Use fresh, seasonal ingredients to make something small but fabulous for your guests to enjoy before turkey time.
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Photo by: Lara Robby / Studio D ©Copyright Hearst Commmunications Inc., 2008

Lara Robby / Studio D, Copyright Hearst Commmunications Inc., 2008

Light bites are your best bet before a big holiday meal. Use fresh, seasonal ingredients to make something small but fabulous for your guests to enjoy before turkey time.

Sausage Skewers

Turkey or chicken sausage makes tasty finger food – add some pantry staples and viola! An elegant app for only 35 calories per piece.

Recipe: Antipasto Sausage Skewers (pictured above)
Gooey Cheese

So easy and delicious – who doesn’t like warm cheese? Each ounce portion has 90 calories, 6 grams of protein and 5 percent of your daily calcium needs. Serve with apples, whole-grain pretzels and lots of veggies for dipping.

Recipe: Baked Brie
Savory Spread

Two simple steps – roast and puree for this tasty spread. Serve with crackers, carrot sticks or toasted bread.

Crunchy Chips

Pass on the greasy bagged chips and bake up a leafy green veggie. These crispy chips are extremely popular right now.

Recipe: Kale Chips
Farm Fresh

You may be able to still find fresh radishes at your local farmers’ market – give ‘em a scrub and plate them up.

Homemade Hummus

Make hummus extra special with a touch of roasted red bell pepper.

Spicy Nuts

A holiday deserves more than a can of mixed nuts – spice things up.

Tapenade

Seasonal, gorgeous and delicious – all in 5 ingredients.

Sizzling Dip

This classic favorite gets a healthy makeover with a few small tweaks.

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