Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so I thought we could celebrate with 4 fun Thanksgiving treats that you can make for the big meal, or just to get yourself in the holiday spirit this next week!
Either way, I bet your parents will love the assistance during your Thanksgiving celebrations.
1. Sweet Potato Fries
The first recipe is a simple and healthy twist on the traditional sweet potato casserole. All you need is 1 sweet potato (or yam) for every 2 people eating, olive oil and some salt (or seasoning of choice).
Wash the sweet potato and preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice the sweet potato into the shape of french fries.Drizzle with olive oil and salt and put in oven for 25 minutes (or until soft enough to put a fork through easily).
2. Rainbow Roasted Veggies
Vegetables are colorful and full of flavor, especially when you roast them! For this recipe, wash, chop, and dice veggies from the main colors of the rainbow. I chose: tomato, carrots, yellow squash, broccoli, and purple onion.
Put each color into a bowl and drizzle olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.
Lastly, lay out on a baking tray and bake for 25 minutes (or until tender and crispy)
3. Turkey Fruit Platter
This fruit platter can be your Thanksgiving breakfast or even just an appetizer as the big meal is being made. You will need Greek yogurt (I used raspberry), 2 red and 2 green apples, 2 bananas, a carton of berries, pretzels, and pancake mix (homemade or store bought)
To make it easy, I put a large circle cookie cutter at the base of the plate and started layering fruit around it. Feel free to get creative. I chose my favorite fruits and you can too!
After the fruit is layered, fill in the cookie cutter with the yogurt. Be sure to use Greek yogurt so that it stays in place when you move the cookie cutter.
Next, I used a mini circle pancake for the head, pancakes cut into rectangles for the ‘arms/wings’, 2 pretzels for the legs, a corner of a pretzel for the beak, an apple peal for the ‘snood’ (AKA the turkey’s red dangly thing), and a dot of yogurt and a blackberry berry for the eyes.
4. Cheesy Pumpkin Pie
Who said desert has to come last? With these fun little treats, pumpkin pie can come first! You will need: Triscuits, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, and stick pretzels (optional).
First, cut each Triscuit in half to form triangles. If some break, don’t worry, you can use them to cut the rectangles.
Cut the cheese block into small triangles that match the Triscuits.
Lastly: assemble. Use the cream cheese as ‘glue’ and place the cheese on the triangle Triscuit, put the rectangle behind as the ‘crust’ and roll a cream cheese ball for the ‘whipped cream.
4 fun treats for the special day! If you have some fun Thanksgiving creations, take a picture and post below! We would love to see your creativity!