Veggie Platter For Thanksgiving

Turn Your Vegetables Into A Festive Snack Board

Looking for something the entire family will love to make and eat this Thanksgiving? Try making a turkey veggie platter. 

This festive snack is healthy and full of personality. It’s also a great way to get the whole family involved in the kitchen. 

The great thing about this recipe is that you can make it with whatever you have on hand or love snacking on.

The fresh vegetables are arranged as the turkey’s feathers. The turkey’s face is made with the cut end of a bell pepper. Make his face with pieces of carrots and you can make eyes out of anything from olive pieces of tomato, capers or pickle pieces. The dip inside the bowl can be anything you love from homemade hummus to ranch or veggie dip. 

Arrange your cut vegetables on the top half of the bell pepper. Make it as small or large as you wish. This is the perfect activity for the kiddos.

Here is a recipe for homemade yogurt dip you can fill your bell pepper with:

Ranch Yogurt Dip

1 cup of yogurt

3 tablespoons of mayonnaise

3 teaspoons of ranch seasoning mix

Mix everything into a bowl and combine. Refrigerate overnight. 

If hummus is more what you had in mind, check out our recipe here.

September Packed With Family-Fun Activities

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    1 2Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
Free Admission Evenings at McNay Art MuseumFree Admission Evenings at McNay Art MuseumTime: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy free general admission every Thursday from 4-9 p.m., courtesy of H-E-B, and the first Sunday of every month from Noon to 5 p.m., courtesy of the Dickson Allen Foundation.
McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave,
San Antonio, Texas, 78209
3 4Lakeshore's Garden WondersLakeshore's Garden WondersTime: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grow your love of nature as you learn about plants and bugs through crafts, storytime and an exciting giveaway! Each child attending will receive a free tree kit from Forest Nation—while supplies last.
This free event does not require a reservation, so please try to join early. In addition to fun, attendees can take advantage of exclusive event offers. The activities have small parts and catered to ages 3+, but there are plenty of toys at Lakeshore for children under 3! Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Lakeshore Learning
327 N.W. Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216
Kids FestivalKids FestivalTime: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Family fun! FREE admission! Face painting, Petting zoo, Puppet show, and more! There will be plenty of fun activities for kids of all ages
Agape Baptist Church
9603 Braun Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254
5Free Admission First Sundays at McNay Art MuseumFree Admission First Sundays at McNay Art MuseumTime: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The McNay Art Museum, named for founder Marion Koogler McNay, is the first museum of modern art in Texas. Get free admission on the first Sunday of every month, Children and teens under 19 years old are always FREE at the museum.
McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave,
San Antonio, Texas, 78209
6Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
Free Family Nights at the DoSeumFree Family Nights at the DoSeumTime: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free Family Night takes place the first MONDAY of the month from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. RSVP Required.
The DoSeum
2800 Broadway,
San Antonio, TX
7Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
Free Museum Day at The Witte MuseumFree Museum Day at The Witte MuseumTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Enjoy free General Admission into San Antonio’s Witte Museum every Tuesday from 3 – 6 p.m. Please reserve your tickets online in advance. Free Tuesdays are a great way to spend an afternoon exploring our permanent galleries with your kids and family. Or, use this time to get discounted access to exhibitions requiring a special ticket. Can’t make it during our Free Tuesday hours? The Witte Museum also participates in Museums for All. As participants, the Witte Museum offers $3 general admission to individuals and families receiving food assistance (SNAP and WIC) benefits. Visitors simply show an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card and photo ID at the Walker Admissions Desk to redeem the discount for up to four people per card.
The Witte Museum
3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
8 9Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
Free Admission Evenings at McNay Art MuseumFree Admission Evenings at McNay Art MuseumTime: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy free general admission every Thursday from 4-9 p.m., courtesy of H-E-B, and the first Sunday of every month from Noon to 5 p.m., courtesy of the Dickson Allen Foundation.
McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave,
San Antonio, Texas, 78209
10 11 12Free Admission Second Sunday at Institute of Texas CulturesFree Admission Second Sunday at Institute of Texas CulturesTime: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Focusing on the people who call Texas home and celebrating their beautiful and varied heritages, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures offers free admission for everyone on the second Sunday of each month, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
UTSA Institute of Texas Cultures
801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.,
San Antonio, Texas, 78205
13Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
14Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
Free Museum Day at The Witte MuseumFree Museum Day at The Witte MuseumTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Enjoy free General Admission into San Antonio’s Witte Museum every Tuesday from 3 – 6 p.m. Please reserve your tickets online in advance. Free Tuesdays are a great way to spend an afternoon exploring our permanent galleries with your kids and family. Or, use this time to get discounted access to exhibitions requiring a special ticket. Can’t make it during our Free Tuesday hours? The Witte Museum also participates in Museums for All. As participants, the Witte Museum offers $3 general admission to individuals and families receiving food assistance (SNAP and WIC) benefits. Visitors simply show an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card and photo ID at the Walker Admissions Desk to redeem the discount for up to four people per card.
The Witte Museum
3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
15 16Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
Free Admission Evenings at McNay Art MuseumFree Admission Evenings at McNay Art MuseumTime: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy free general admission every Thursday from 4-9 p.m., courtesy of H-E-B, and the first Sunday of every month from Noon to 5 p.m., courtesy of the Dickson Allen Foundation.
McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave,
San Antonio, Texas, 78209
17 18 19
20Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
21Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
Free Museum Day at The Witte MuseumFree Museum Day at The Witte MuseumTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Enjoy free General Admission into San Antonio’s Witte Museum every Tuesday from 3 – 6 p.m. Please reserve your tickets online in advance. Free Tuesdays are a great way to spend an afternoon exploring our permanent galleries with your kids and family. Or, use this time to get discounted access to exhibitions requiring a special ticket. Can’t make it during our Free Tuesday hours? The Witte Museum also participates in Museums for All. As participants, the Witte Museum offers $3 general admission to individuals and families receiving food assistance (SNAP and WIC) benefits. Visitors simply show an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card and photo ID at the Walker Admissions Desk to redeem the discount for up to four people per card.
The Witte Museum
3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
22 23Crafternoon in the Kids LibraryCrafternoon in the Kids LibraryTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cody Library is hosting “Screen Free Thursdays” where computers are turned off, giving everyone a needed rest from technology. They will have craft kits ready for kids to do at the Kids’ Library or at home, plus a small snack, games, & books.
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
Free Admission Evenings at McNay Art MuseumFree Admission Evenings at McNay Art MuseumTime: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy free general admission every Thursday from 4-9 p.m., courtesy of H-E-B, and the first Sunday of every month from Noon to 5 p.m., courtesy of the Dickson Allen Foundation.
McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave,
San Antonio, Texas, 78209
24 25 26
27Big Blue BlocksBig Blue BlocksTime: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Practice creative building with Big Blue Blocks every Monday on the Kelleher Family Lawn.
Hemisfair Park - Kelleher Family Lawn
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX
28Toddler Time at Cody LibraryToddler Time at Cody LibraryTime: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Every Monday Morning, 10:00-10:20. Toddler Time for ages 12-36 months with parent or caregiver -short stories, music & movement, all to develop comfort in the Library & a love for books – it’s also a great networking time for adults!
Cody Library
11441 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX
Free Museum Day at The Witte MuseumFree Museum Day at The Witte MuseumTime: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Enjoy free General Admission into San Antonio’s Witte Museum every Tuesday from 3 – 6 p.m. Please reserve your tickets online in advance. Free Tuesdays are a great way to spend an afternoon exploring our permanent galleries with your kids and family. Or, use this time to get discounted access to exhibitions requiring a special ticket. Can’t make it during our Free Tuesday hours? The Witte Museum also participates in Museums for All. As participants, the Witte Museum offers $3 general admission to individuals and families receiving food assistance (SNAP and WIC) benefits. Visitors simply show an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card and photo ID at the Walker Admissions Desk to redeem the discount for up to four people per card.
The Witte Museum
3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209