I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but in Alabama, it has been cooling down into autumn territory. The leaves in trees are changing colors, pumpkins are everywhere, and everyone is already hearing Christmas carols. Joy.
However, I am of the camp that firmly believes that you don’t jump from Halloween to Christmas without acknowledging Thanksgiving. While I am not a fan of its origins, I love the excuse to throw a feast and the opportunity to spend time with loved ones. So, grab your utensils and pass the gravy, because I am looking into some interesting healthy and happy Thanksgiving appetizers.
It takes forever to cook a turkey, and if you are in my household, the waiting process is not fun. Because everyone is running around getting everything ready, portability is key when it comes to appetizers to munch on. Enter the sausage skewer.
This Italian style appetizer is great for gnoshing on since they are easy to prep, easy on the calories, and offers the satiety of meat and vegetables. Click on the photo below to get the recipe.
Sweet Potato Chips with Black Olive Tapenade
Not only is this dish colorful and pretty to look at but it provides a contrasting sweet/savory flavor. The chips are baked, the ingredients are seasonal, and they are easy to prepare. They also encompass that portability factor that I just mentioned. Click on the photo below if you want something to pass along the family members while they are waiting for the main event.
Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip
This is a family favorite at my house, and it never lasts for more than an afternoon. While it lacks portability, it is still a very healthy snack, since it offers the vitamins that are found in leafy greens, and has a creamy taste. Click on the photo below for the link to the recipe.
All recipes and sources came from FoodNetwork.com. Check them out sometime, if you want to experiment with your cooking.