21 Lightened Up Appetizers to Munch on Before the Thanksgiving Feast

How about these 21 Lightened-Up Appetizers to Munch on Before Your Thanksgiving Feast? These healthy recipes will tide you over when you’re waiting for dinner to be served!

21 Lightened-Up Appetizers to Munch on Before Your Thanksgiving Feast - healthy recipes when you're waiting for dinner to be served!

Gosh! I can’t believe we’re actually at Thanksgiving week now! Are you ready? Do you have everything planned?

Tell me below – Are you hosting the big feast or are you taking food elsewhere?

I’m spending the first part of the day at my in-laws and possibly ending up desserting at my parents’. I’m in charge of the apple pie and green bean casserole.

But you know what meal doesn’t get nearly enough attention as I think it should?

APPETIZERS!

The worst is when you show up to Thanksgiving dinner, nothing’s ready yet, and you are starving. And the last thing you want to eat is something big and heavy that is going to fill you up before the feast even starts.

That’s why I put together these lightened-up appetizers that you can serve or bring to your Thanksgiving dinner. Many of them are easy enough you can just whip them up with no trouble!

If you’re still unsure what all will be on the menu, make sure you check out these other Thanksgiving collections I’ve put together for you:

Vegetarian Mains & Sides to Serve at Thanksgiving

Healthier Desserts to Serve after Thanksgiving Dinner

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Vegetarian Spinach & Mushroom Tart

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Sausage, Garlic, & Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

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Healthy 3-Ingredient Spicey Cheddar Cheese Dip

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Crispy Baked Kale Phyllo Triangles

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Savory Pumpkin Quesadilla

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Pumpkin Hummus

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Vegetarian Sweet & Sour “Meatballs”

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Spanikopita Tarts

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Baked Hummus Dip with Easy Tabouli Topping

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Green Goddess Veggie Dip Cups

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Fig Prosciutto Roll Ups

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Sweet Potato Rounds with Herbed Ricotta & Walnuts

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Cornmeal Crusted Eggplant Fries with Basil Clove Marinara

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Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

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Turkey Cheese Ball Bites

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Hummus Deviled Eggs with Za’atar

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Endived Salad Bites with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Pecans

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Roasted Jalapeno Pineapple Chicken Tenders

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Sweet Potato Seven Layer Dip

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Cranberry Balsamic Glazed Cauliflower Wings

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Skinny Bruschetta Zucchini Chips

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Vegan Roasted Eggplant Spread with Garlic and Walnuts

Comments

  1. says

    I love this healthy appetizer round up — there are so many deliicous ideas! Thank you so much for including my endive bites, and have a great Thanksgiving!

  2. says

    These all look so delicious! I think a lot of times, people are so focused on preparing “the feast” itself, that they forget to plan appetizers – but if the turkey (or a guest!) runs late and the whole meal is delayed, appetizers can be the key to keeping everybody happy! I love that these are all healthier, though – no guilt, and plenty of tummy room once the “main event” finally begins! Definitely pinning to remember and to share!

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