Don’t forget the veggies this Thanksgiving! So many people are looking for healthy foods at your Turkey Day celebration. Don’t disappoint them! Here are some of my favorite veggies you might like.
Raw Vegetable Platter and Dip
Everyone loves raw veggies and dip. Cut the veggies the Pday before and just arrange them on Thanksgiving. You can put them out in little bowls and plates, but a big platter is a crowd pleaser. It’s also an easy item to assign to someone if you are having a potluck. I found this clever veggie turkey at Living Locurto.
Click here for easy make ahead tips for raw veggies. There is a great picture at that link for serving dip in a hollowed out cabbage. It makes an attractive serving dish. You could do that and set it out next to the veggie “turkey” as pictured here.
Hummus is a healthy dip that is extremely popular. Click here for the best hummus recipe! It only takes 10 minutes to make and works with any veggies or pita quarters. It’s also very good with pretzel chips. Any way you serve it, it just seems to disappear!
Butternut Baked Risotto
This gourmet side dish is made with rice and can also be the main dish for vegetarians. I like to add nuts and dried sweetened cranberries to this too. Yum! Bake this a day or two ahead of time and then serve it in a slow cooker to keep warm. Click here for this beautiful recipe.
Quick Garlic Green Beans
If you have to have Grandma’s green beans in the cream of mushroom soup, go for it. But if you want a cleaner healthier green bean dish that you can throw together at the last minute, try Quick Garlic Green Beans. We love them. Click here for the link.
Easy Sweet Potato Crowns
Each section of sweet potato has a yummy topping of pecans, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter. So good!
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Hi Valerie! I know about the turkey, just take a photo before to prove it looked great! Yeah, marchmallowed sweet potatoes never appealed to me. I’d rather have a sweet whole (or half) baked sweet potato to add butter and a bit of cinnamon to.
Thanks for stopping by, Val!
Valerie Rind says
Maggie, the turkey veggie tray is adorable but after I grab a few carrot sticks, it will look like it got hit by a truck!
I love veggies but don’t make that casserole with canned sweet potato and gooey marshmallows!
Hi Adrienne! I love that veggie platter too. It’s fun to put together and I bet kids would like to help too. It makes you want to eat those raw veggies! Have fun with it!
When I saw that veggie platter my first thought is that’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I’m not much of a cook, I can but I don’t. I’m not creative when it comes to recipes so I have to leave that up to my friends and family to help me with those.
I don’t care for Hummus or green beans I’ll admit. and I’ve never had Risotto either although it sounds really good. Might have to try a few new things here starting with that cute cute veggie platter.
Thank you for sharing this with us. Cute idea!