Thanksgiving Appetizers

In the U.S., Thanksgiving is often an all-day event filled with lots of family, food, and for some, football. Every family has their own traditions from the time the feast is served, what dishes are prepared, who carves the turkey and more. Lots of families begin their meal with appetizers and munch on those in between catching up with guests, tossing around the football outside, and even sneaking in a nap or two before the “festive” meal.

When planning your feast, think of the appetizers as a great way to capture the spirit of Thanksgiving. As you begin to plan your Thanksgiving feast, consider some of these ideas to serve your guests. If one of these possibilities piques your interest, search online for some delicious holiday recipes or check our Foodie On Campus Pinterest board.

  • Pumpkin bread
  • Veggie Platter arranged to look like a turkey
  • Pumpkin hollowed out and filled with hummus
  • Cheese Platter
  • Mini football shaped pumpernickel bread bites
  • Spinach and artichoke dip inside of a hollowed out squash
  • Homemade chex mix
  • Mini meatballs
  • Mixed nuts
  • Mini apples dipped in caramel
  • Fruit platter arranged to look like leaves

Thanksgiving is a time to let loose (literally, loosen that belt!), as it is notorious for making you feel overstuffed, but remember to eat mindfully. This means listening to your body and focusing on your hunger. When you feel full, take a break from eating. On the other hand, enjoy yourself on this day that only comes around once a year!

Photo Credit: Jennifer Collins

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  1. Boo hoo! I was told to cut down on appetizers this year. That is the best part of the day in my opinion. We should cut out dinner instead:(

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