Munch on this adorable Thanksgiving turkey snack board, complete with veggies, pita, hummus and nuts, while you’re cooking up your family feast!
Who doesn’t love a themed grazing board? This Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Board is the perfect way to snack while cooking or hosting this Thanksgiving. Your guests and family will be impressed and everyone can feel good about what they are snacking on!
Since the holidays are so busy sometimes we forget to take care of our bodies and eat right. Our family usually hosts Thanksgiving at our house and we try to come up with a few healthy snacks to enjoy and present to our family and friends. This Turkey Snack Board is loaded with beautiful colors, vegetables, hummus, and pita. And isn’t it cute? The kids thought it was fun and they enjoyed helping to assemble it, too. If they want to help, have them slice the veggies with these kid friendly knives. They can place the peppers on the board to help create the turkey, too!
Key Ingredients for this Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Board
- Pita- we used whole wheat pitas because whole wheat products have more nutritional value to them. If your family prefers regular, that will work, too. We cut them up in triangles to form the “feathers” of the turkey.
- Cucumber– cucumbers are a great snack and everyone loves dipping them. They are great for hydration, loaded with Vitamin K, and potassium.
- Bell Peppers– Bell peppers are an excellent source of Vitamin A & C, Vitamin E , and Vitamin B6. The red variety have the highest amount of Vitamin C. They are super flavorful and add wonderful color to this snack board. All the colors of Fall, too!
- Carrots– the kids in our house love carrots as a healthy snack. Mostly known to be loaded with Vitamin A which is great for our vision and skin health. Slice them lengthwise for the turkey’s feathers.
- Hummus- grab some at the store or check out some of our hummus recipes on the site. Hummus is made up of chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) which can help control blood sugar, are high in fiber, and can even help with your mental health, too.
- Almonds- these nuts are a great snack that are loaded with protein, antioxidants, can help control blood sugar, can help lower cholesterol. You can use the nuts that your family enjoys.
How to assemble this Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Board
First start with the turkey in the center of a large serving platter. Place the pear cut-side-down and top with candy eyes and small piece of bell pepper for the beak. Layer pita and vegetables around the pear to create its feathers. Serve with hummus and almonds.
Complete the look with some cheese slices cut into fall shapes (using small cookie cutters), nuts and dried fruit. Don’t forget the hummus for dipping! Or your family can customize this board to their liking, too.
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Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Board
- 1/2 Bartlett pear
- 2 candy eyes
- 2 whole-wheat pitas cut into triangles
- 1 bell pepper sliced
- 1 cucumber sliced into 2-inch strips
- 4 ounces carrot sticks
- 1/2 cup hummus
- 1/4 cup almonds
- Options: pecans cheese, dried fruit
- Place pear cut-side-down on large serving platter. Top with candy eyes and small piece of bell pepper for beak.
- Layer pita and vegetables around pear to create its feathers.
- Serve with hummus and almonds.
- For extra flair, add sliced cheese cut into fun shapes and dried fruit.