Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and friends. Before you tuck into a big dinner, there are many appetizers to enjoy. We love nibbling on snacks while drinking good wine. It can be easy to accidentally eat too many calories just with appetizers. Many are fried or covered in fatty foods. Moderation is key! You don’t want to spoil your appetite by overeating with the snacks.
We all love shrimp as an appetizer, but why not serve it up on a veggie to get some extra nutrients?
http://www.closetcooking.com/2017/01/blackened-shrimp-avocado-cucumber-bites.html Photos and Recipe By: Closet Cooking
These Quinoa bites are exactly what your guests will need to tide them over until Thanksgiving supper is ready! Packed with protein and antioxidants, these bites will be gone faster than you can say Thanksgiving.
https://cupcakesandkalechips.com/cheesy-spinach-artichoke-quinoa-bites/ Photos and Recipe By: Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Sweet Potatoes are so popular at Thanksgivings and make as an excellent substitute for crackers when you want some more natural carbs. Add a little avo and bacon with a squeeze of lime on top, and you’ve got yourself a hit appetizer!
https://www.wellplated.com/sweet-potato-bites/ Photos and Recipe By: Well Plated
Mushrooms are wonderful to cook with because they absorb flavor and also are great for portion control. Fill up these little buttons of flavor with all your favorite fillings to create the perfect and easy gourmet app.
http://thebusybaker.ca/spinach-and-ricotta-stuffed-mushrooms/ Photos and Recipe By: The Busy Baker
Needing to whip something up quickly for an appetizer? Swap out the chicken and replace with turkey as scrumptious appy before the grand meal.
http://gimmedelicious.com/2017/05/21/chicken-and-avocado-roll-ups/ Photos and Recipe By: Gimme Delicious
Everyone loves grilled cheese, and it especially tastes delicious on a chilly Autumn day after raking leaves before Thanksgiving dinner. Replace your regular cheddar with some smoked havarti or goat cheese and add some arugula for extra flavor.
http://thegirlonbloor.com/mini-grilled-cheese-sandwiches/ Photos and Recipe By: The Girl On Bloor
Have you ever considered using beets as a mini pita?! I haven’t either – until now.
http://www.castellocheese.com/en-ca/recipes/blue-beetroot-fold-overs/?utm_campaign=ngo_arla_canada_melt_&utm_source=email_melt_magazine_tapas&utm_medium=email_cpc&utm_term=&utm_content= Photos and Recipe By: Castello Cheese
Load up a sweet potato slice with all these gourmet fixings of pizza and slice into bite size portions for an irresistible appetizer.
https://physicalkitchness.com/thai-chicken-sweet-potato-flatbread/ Photos and Recipe By: Physical Kitchness
These pinwheels will be a hit for everyone and are especially easy to make. The best part is, they aren’t too filling so you will still have room for the epic Thanksgiving supper!
https://www.thatskinnychickcanbake.com/spinach-feta-pinwheels/ Photos and Recipe By: That Skinny Chick Can Bake
How about making them TURKEY pot pies?! These not only are wonderful as an appetizer, but also make a great side dish for Thanksgiving dinner.
http://onelittleproject.com/mini-chicken-pot-pies/ Photos and Recipe By: One Little Project