Appetizer: Cranberry Jalapeno Hummus
via sharonpalmer.com Cranberries pack a potent nutrient punch—and they’re traditional! Sharon Palmer, aka the Plant Powered Dietitian, recommends this tasty appetizer. Tartness and sweetness from the cranberries, mated with spicy jalapeño, results in a healthy dipper for your vegetable crudités or crackers. Fiber-packed, compliments of the chickpeas, and full of healthy fats from tahini and olive oil. Winner!
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Appetizer: Turkey Veggie Plate
via amydgorin.com Get the kids involved with this adorable fresh veggie tray in the shape of a turkey. What could be cuter? Amy Gorin, MS, RDN, states that her family aims to have healthy appetizers on Turkey Day. “A couple of years ago, we started the tradition of making a turkey out of vegetables. This allows vegetarian me to get a turkey on Thanksgiving—and allows our guest to fill up on fiber-rich vegetables, shares Gorin. Here are some other veggie platter ideas.