With Thanksgiving just around the corner, preparation for the big feast is undoubtedly underway. Setting out a few appetizers is an easy way to keep your guests happy…and out of the kitchen as you’re putting the final touches on the turkey. Swap out the cheese and crackers for these flavorful bites instead.

Mississippi Spiced Pecans

You might be used to sugar-coated nuts for the holidays, but these pecans pack a savory punch instead. The cayenne pepper, fresh thyme and ground pepper provide a tasty contrast to the sweet brown sugar. These are easy to make ahead of time and have ready to munch on as guests are arriving. View recipe.

Mississippi Spiced Pecans
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Creamy Spinach Dip

This dip is a great alternative to ones that are filled with heavy dairy ingredients. Reduced-fat cream cheese, low-fat cottage cheese and nonfat yogurt combine with bright green spinach and other spices to create the perfect creamy dip. Enjoy it with pita and vegetables, or on your leftover turkey sandwiches! View recipe.

Creamy Spinach Dip
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Shrimp-Pepper Popper

These poppers are sure to please all your taste buds! Creamy reduced-fat cream cheese is spread on crunchy toast and topped with cooked shrimp. The dollop of pepper jelly brings together this classic flavor combination. View recipe.

Shrimp-pepper popper
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