November 15, 2023

Start Thanksgiving With Healthy Appetizers

General, Healthy Living, Nutrition

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we can already start to smell the delicious foods that will be spread across the table. While desserts usually take center stage — or table — during this time, we want to shed some light on appetizers. Start your festivities with these delicious and healthy appetizer recipes! For dessert inspiration, check out our blog from last year.

Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

Add a pumpkin-flavored twist to this Thanksgiving staple before you and your guests indulge on turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and more. Trust us, the pumpkin and egg pairing will be a big hit!


12 eggs

5 tablespoons pumpkin puree

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

Pinch of salt and pepper

Fresh chives and parsley

For the full recipe, visit This Healthy Table.  

Tomato Bruschetta With Balsamic Glaze

If you’re running low on time before guests arrive or you have to leave for a party, this tomato bruschetta with balsamic glaze recipe can be made in a short amount of time. Your friends and family will love this, so make enough for all to enjoy!


1 cup tomatoes, pitted and diced (about 4 roma tomatoes)

1/4 cup red onion, diced (about 1/4 red onion)

2 cloves garlic, minced

5 fresh basil leaves, chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For assembling:

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 loaf of Italian bread or French baguette, sliced into half-inch slices

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For the full recipe, visit Ahead of Thyme.

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Hummus

While this hummus recipe may border the line with dessert and appetizer, we just hope you make enough for everyone. Pair this with fresh fruit and gingersnap cookies to make it even healthier!


15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed very well

15 ounce can pumpkin puree

1/2 cup cinnamon apple sauce

1/4 cup almond butter

1/4 cup real maple syrup

1/4 cup brown sugar or stevia, or other sweetener

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice mix

1 teaspoon allspice

2 teaspoons vanilla

Pomegranate arils to garnish

Caramel sauce to garnish

For the full recipe, visit Craving Something Healthy.

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