Hello there! I’m Amy from Amy’s Cooking Adventures! I’m a Stay at Home Mom of two boys and a daughter who’s waiting for us in heaven. At Amy’s Cooking Adventures I share all kinds of recipes, from main dishes to desserts. My goal is to make healthy foods the whole family can enjoy, but I always save room for dessert! I’m also a hobby cake decorator and you can see all of my cake and cookie creations at Amy’s Confectionery Adventures!
I feel like once October rolls around with fall sports and Halloween, I barely blink and it’s time for Thanksgiving. There’s always a school or sporting event or a potluck or a family dinner that sneaks up on me and I have no time to prepare a dish to share.
So rather than skating by, bringing a bag of chips or a grocery store salad (been there, done that) I love to bring a stunning fruit and vegetable platter that is super easy and a hit with children and adults alike.
The beauty of this platter is that you can use whatever you have in your refrigerator. I used a mix of fruit and veggies, but you can also go all fruit or all veggies for this platter! And while those rich Thanksgiving side dishes are delicious (I’m looking at you green bean casserole), it’s nice to have a lighter (and adorable) option on the table!
Thanks for having me here today, Jessi! And congrats on your little bundle!
Turkey Fruit And Veggie Platter
- 1 apple, cut in half (or pear or small squash)
- Celery, sliced
- Grapes, cut in half
- Red bell pepper, cut in rings
- Cucumber, peeled & sliced
- Apple, cut in chunks
- Asparagus spears
- Pea pods
- Carrots, sliced
- 2 mini chocolate chips, for eyes
- Bananas, sliced
- Cherry tomatoes
- Orange slices
- Green onions
- Broccoli florets
- Cauliflower florets
- Kiwi, sliced
Place one apple, cut side down, on the platter. Cut a carrot slice into a beak and feet. Use a toothpick to make guide marks to push in mini chocolate chips for eyes. Prop 2 pea pods for wings and a red pepper slice for the wattle. Arrange the remaining fruits and vegetables around the turkey to form a large tail feather.
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