(We know we are a little early for Thanksgiving but we feel a lot of you are likely making the grocery lists and dinner plans and we wanted to offer these delicious recipes.)

Finger foods are fun but let’s face it…most of them are no joke.  They are loaded with naked calories (foods supplying no nutritional value).  Additionally, they are addictive and not because they are undeniably tasty.  Chips and other snack foods are addictive because food scientists create them to be addictive. Armies of food scientists are instructed to get as close as possible to what is considered to be the “Holy Grail” of addictive junk food, something industry insiders refer to as “the bliss point.” By dialing in the exact flavor, color and texture that creates the greatest amount of crave, food scientists work to push consumers to ingest as much of their franken-food as humanly possible, by making it nearly impossible for them to put it down. These well known manufacturers are not only guilty of producing these addictive junk foods, but also knowledgeable as to how these foods are adding to the health conditions and obesity epidemic that is limiting the lifespan of our youth, and yet still relentlessly press their companies toward increased profits and market share no matter the human price. Read more here.  

And sometimes when “healthy” households try and serve “real food” snacks to their guests they make the common error of serving nuts… and who can stop with just one nut? Not only will your nuts throw your omega-3 to omega-6 severely out of balance likely causing your body to become inflamed, but they will also reduce your chances of becoming micronutrient sufficient. Read more here.

You see, nuts contain 5 different anti-nutrients. They contain Oxalic acid, Phytic acid, Lectins, Tannins, and Trypsin Inhibitors, and each of these naturally occurring compounds deplete a wide array of essential micronutrients your body need to obtain and achieve optimal health. To put that into perspective that is more than any other single food in the world! (That we are currently aware of) You can read more here.


So what can you serve your guest this thanksgiving that is both healthy and tasty?  We urge you to ditch the bowls of both the “fake foods” and the “heathy nuts” and opt to make homemade delicious appetizers that are easily passed and most definitely will be enjoyed.

Thanksgiving Recipes from Mira and Jayson Calton CaltonNutrition.com

We created a Thanksgiving recipe book that has 4 fantastic appetizer options:

  • Mini Meatballs: The smoky flavor in this meat-trio is something to be really thankful for!
  • Shrimp with 2 Sauces: Are your guests feeling spicy?  Let them choose between the Horseradish Cocktail Sauce and the Remoulade and watch all their faces light up!
  • Sweet Potato Crostini: The combination of savory toppings with the mild, mellow sweetness of the potato is sure to please your guests.
  • Mushrooms Stuffed with Cheese and Artichokes: These little poppers are easy to pass and no one passes them up!

In addition we added some other great Thanksgiving dinner ideas that meet our high Micronutrient Miracle standards. Your family and friends will enjoy the great flavors while you will enjoy knowing that you served up a healthy meal. Click the image below to get the recipes above, plus:

  • Homemade Cranberry Sauce
  • Quick Quinoa Stuffing
  • Sweet Potato, Yam and Apple Casserole
  • Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese
  • Broccoli Rabe
  • Jaysons Favorite: Gourmet Dauphinoise Potatoes
  • Crustless Pumpkin Pie
  • Baked Apple à la mode