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50 Tasty Cold Thanksgiving Appetizers

Just because we spend Thanksgiving preparing for a feast doesn’t mean we don’t need to eat beforehand! One of my favorite things is eating healthy appetizers. Here is an amazing collection of cold Thanksgiving appetizers to keep you satiated until the big meal is served.

50 tasty cold thanksgiving appetizers

Cold Thanksgiving Appetizers

When I was growing up, my parents never made breakfast on Thanksgiving day. I would be so hungry and my parents would say that they were preparing a big meal so they didn’t want to fill up beforehand. They barely ate before the appetizers came out in the early afternoon.

But not eating anything all day until the holiday food comes out will almost totally ensure that you will overindulge. Your blood sugar will drop and your brain is essentially planning for a binge.

Katherine Tallmadge, a registered dietitian and op-ed contributor to LiveScience, says, “When people skip meals, they end up feeling so hungry by dinnertime that they overeat.”

To avoid this scenario, Tallmadge recommends eating a regular breakfast and lunch on Thanksgiving, at the same time you normally would eat these meals. Most people will eat more on Thanksgiving than they would on a normal day, but by eating a regular breakfast and lunch, you’ll likely eat less calories overall than you would if you skipped meals.

That’s why having these cold Thanksgiving appetizers out on the counter is a good idea! Having appetizers on hand will keep guests satiated so they don’t end up overeating at the meal.

1. Delicious White Bean Dip Recipe

white bean dip


2. Cucumber Appetizers With Sardine Spread

3. Mojo picón or Red Bell Pepper Spread

4. Zucchini Roll Ups with Hummus and Veggies

5. Prosciutto-Wrapped Pear Skewers with Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette

6. Bloody Mary Prawn Cocktail

7. Turkey Veggie Thanksgiving Tray

8. Mini Pumpkin Cheese Ball Bites

9. Low Carb Cajun Shrimp Cucumber Dip

10. Cajun Deviled Eggs

11. Spiced Pumpkin Basil Cheese Ball

12. Herb Cheese Peppadew Sweet Peppers

13. Chipped Beef Cheese Ball

14. Cream Cheese Shrimp Dip

15. Savory and Simple Chickpea Salad Recipe

16. Easy Bacon Ranch Deviled Eggs

17. Giada’s Everyday Caponata

18. Whipped Ricotta Crostini Cranberry Curd Appetizer

19. Spinach Roll with Cottage Cheese, Gouda and Herbs

20. Jalapeño Pepper Jelly Crackers


21. Roasted Beetroot Hummus with Pita Chips

22. Easy Tomato Caprese Appetizer Recipe

23. Peanut Butter, Caramelized Pears And Mint RITZ Cracker Appetizer

24. Bite Size Pecan Cheese Ball Bites

25. Best Cheese Ball

26. Avocado Deviled Eggs

27. Healthier Green Onion Dip Recipe

28. 4 Ingredient Caprese Salad Skewers

29. Vegan Cucumber Pinwheels with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

30. Salmon Mousse Recipe

31. Cream Cheese Garlic Ranch and Veggie Appetizer


32. Prosciutto Asparagus Spears Recipe

33. Turkey Cream Cheese Pinwheels Recipe

34. Easy Marinated Olives

35. Turkey Bread Bowl Appetizer with Creamy Spinach Ranch Dip

36. Butternut Squash Hummus with Spiced Pepitas

37. Endive Salad Bites with Pears, Blue Cheese, and Pecans

38. Sweet, Spicy, and Salty Pecans

39. Figs with Walnuts and Honey

40. Goat Cheese Toasts

41. Cranberry Walnut Holiday Cheese Log Recipe

42. Best Ever Cold Crab Dip

43. Easy Watermelon Skewers With Prosciutto

44. Instant Pot Pumpkin Hummus

45. Homemade Cheese Crackers

46. Smoked Salmon Cucumber Appetizer

47. Stuffed Dates Recipes

48. Antipasto Skewers Recipe

49. Bacon Pecan Dates Appetizer

50. Roasted Taco-Flavored Chickpeas Snack

roasted chickpeas snack recipe

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