Healthier Appetizer: Mini Pear-Almond Cheese Balls

Registered Dietician

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mini pear-almond cheese balls
With an average of 4,500 calories in a Thanksgiving meal, light bites are the best bet to make and eat as an appetizer. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients for a small appetizer are great to keep guests satisfied until turkey time.
Make sure to fill half you plate with greens or vegetables, 1/4 with protein and 1/4 with a seasonal starch is a smart and balanced way to make up your holiday meal. Remember it’s important to promote healthy holiday habits and traditions at a young age to help children make better food choices as they age.
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