Munch on this adorable Thanksgiving turkey snack board, complete with veggies, pita, hummus and nuts, while you’re cooking up your family feast!

Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Board

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!

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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 FAQs

Q: What ingredients are used to make the Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Board?
A: The main ingredients are a pear (for the turkey body), candy eyes, whole wheat pitas, bell peppers, cucumber, carrots, hummus, and almonds. Optional additions are cheese, dried fruit, and other nuts.

Q: How do you assemble the Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Board?
A: Place the pear cut-side down and add candy eyes and a pepper slice for the beak. Arrange pita triangles and veggie slices around the pear to create the turkey’s feathers. Serve with bowls of hummus and almonds. You can also add cheese shapes and dried fruit.

Q: What are some benefits of the ingredients used?
A: Whole wheat pitas provide more fiber and nutrients than white pitas. Vegetables like bell peppers, cucumbers, and carrots are high in vitamins and antioxidants. Hummus contains protein and fiber from chickpeas. Nuts like almonds add healthy fats and protein.

Q: Is the Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Board healthy?
A: Yes, it is considered a healthy snack board option with lots of fresh veggies, whole grains from the pitas, protein from the hummus and nuts, and fun ways to add nutrients from fruits and cheese.

Q: What makes this snack board festive for Thanksgiving?
A: The design of assembling the ingredients in the shape of a turkey makes it a fun, holiday-themed snack perfect for munching on while cooking the Thanksgiving meal. Let’s make it!

Thanksgiving Turkey Snack Board

Amanda Keefer
Munch on this adorable Thanksgiving turkey snack board, complete with veggies, pita, hummus and nuts, while you're cooking up your family feast!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Snacks
Servings 6 6 servings
Calories 147 kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 176mgPotassium: 306mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 3825IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 2mg
Keyword healthy, holiday, snack board, thanksgiving, turkey, veggies
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