Ab Friendly Thanksgiving Appetizers

A couple Thanksgiving appetizers that won’t ruin your abs.

Thanksgiving is a time when it is hard to stick to your diets with all the awesome food and the associated smells wafting around the house. Here are a couple of appetizers that won’t ruin your abs and actually taste great too!

Goat Cheese Spread

A good cheese spread recipe should pack in tons of flavor without requiring a ton of chopping or any real “cooking,” so to speak. That’s why we combined two packages of soft goat cheese with a smattering of chopped fresh herbs and black pepper to create this simple, earthy spread that offers a taste of a much more complex recipe. Use any variation of fresh herbs you love, like chives, tarragon, flat-leaf parsley, or dill. Experiment with combinations until you’ve found your signature spread, and serve it alongside crackers. The spread makes a bright addition to any cheese plate, but also stands on its own as an appetizer.

Ingredients

  • 2 4-ounce packages soft goat cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh herbs (flat-leaf parsley, tarragon, or chives)
  • black pepper
  • 1 4-ounce package plain crackers

How to Make It

Step 1

In a food processor, pulse the cheese, herbs, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper until creamy. Serve with the crackers.

Step 2

Enjoy!

 

 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pecans

This recipe is great, even for those who are averse to Brussel Sprouts! Adding a dash of oil and vinegar is a nice addition as well!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • kosher salt and black pepper

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oven to 400° F. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss the Brussels sprouts, pecans, oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Turn the Brussels sprouts cut-side down.

Step 2

Roast until golden and tender, 20 to 25 minutes

 

 

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