Are you still figuring out your thanksgiving menu? Try these healthy thanksgiving appetizer recipes to make your thanksgiving dinner extra special.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It is the perfect time to decide on your Thanksgiving menu. If you are looking for snack options your guests can nibble on before dinner, we have got you covered. We have got some delicious thanksgiving appetizer options your guests won’t be able to resist. And the best part? These are super healthy. Since they are loaded with fresh veggies and healthy fats, you can eat as many as you want without feeling guilty.
Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Mushrooms
These spinach and ricotta-stuffed mushrooms make the perfect one-bite snack. Mushrooms are the hero ingredient of this Thanksgiving appetizer. They are high in nutrients and low in calories and contain a ton of nutrients, antioxidants and health-promoting vitamins. They are stuffed with garlic, fresh spinach, moringa powder and a creamy ricotta filling, sprinkled with parmesan.
- 10 large white mushrooms
- A drizzle of olive oil
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh spinach
- 1 tablespoon moringa powder
- 3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
- 2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated
- Fresh parsley
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Rip the stems off the mushrooms, prepare a baking dish with a drizzle of olive oil, and place the mushrooms in the dish upside-down.
- Mix the ricotta cheese, chopped spinach, moringa powder, salt, pepper, minced garlic, and parsley in a bowl.
- Spoon this mixture into the mushroom caps, distributing it equally among the caps.
- Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on top of each one, then bake them at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
- Add some finely chopped fresh parsley as a garnish. Serve this thanksgiving appetizer warm.
Kimchi avocado toast bites
These nutritious and delicious kimchi avocado toast bites are a great Thanksgiving appetizer. The tanginess of the kimchi, combined with the creamy avocado, makes this appetizer extra refreshing and tasty. The nutritional profile of kimchi is excellent. It is low in calories but rich in vitamins B6 and K, folate, and other minerals, including iron. Furthermore, fermented foods like kimchi include probiotics and active ingredients that can reduce inflammation. Avocados are a concentrated source of healthy fats and fiber, as well as several vitamins and minerals.
- 1 baguette, sliced
- 1 avocado
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ¼ cup scallions
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- ½ cup cabbage kimchi
- 10 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Drizzle some sesame oil on the baguette slices. In a conventional oven or a toaster oven, toast the baguette slices until they are warm and golden brown.
- Mix the kimchi, scallions, and sesame oil in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine the avocado and lime juice. Get the avocado into a spreadable consistency by mashing it with a fork.
- Over the baguette pieces, spread a layer of avocado mash. Top it with the kimchi and scallion mixture.
- Then add a few slices of cherry tomatoes and sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds.
- Serve this delicious Thanksgiving appetizer immediately.
Green bean fries
Are you searching for simple yet healthy Thanksgiving appetizer recipes? Check out our healthy take on fries. These crispy, oven-baked green bean fries make for a delicious Thanksgiving appetizer. This recipe calls for fresh beans, rich in antioxidants such as quercetin, kaemferol, flavonols and vitamin C. These antioxidants combat free radicals in the body, reducing cell damage and lowering your risk of developing certain diseases. Additionally, since the beans are baked and not fried, they are better for your health.
- 2 cups fresh green beans
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Garlic powder
- Red pepper flakes
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Trim the ends of the green beans after washing them.
- Put the green beans in the flour and toss to coat.
- Combine the Parmesan, salt, and any additional spices you want to use with the bread crumbs.
- In a shallow baking dish, beat the egg.
- After coating with the bread crumbs, dip the green beans in the egg.
- Apply non-stick cooking spray to a baking sheet, then arrange the green beans in a single layer across the pan.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the coating starts to brown.
- Serve immediately!