Holiday season is gearing up, which means you are probably going to be attending your fair share of parties in the next couple of months, and veggie trays are the perfect thing to bring. They give you something healthy to eat, don't cost a lot to make and can be arranged in a number of ways. My family always does veggie trays at both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone nibbles until the meal is ready. Here are some great ideas to get you inspired to eat your veggies this holiday season.
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Raw veggies are often referred to as crudites, but either way, they are delicious.
You can serve this for any patriotic occasion - Veteran's Day, the 4th of July or Memorial Day. Or you can put it out any time the mood strikes
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This is a great way to separate the veggies and create a presentation that can't be beat.
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What a festive way to celebrate a Christmas party this year! The bell pepper garlands are genius!
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Take your veggie tray to the next level by adding some dip, crackers and nuts.
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This tray is simple, but includes veggies from each color group. Beautiful, isn't it?
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Use special knives to create fancy shaped veggies like these flowers. Pretty, huh?
I love how the cauliflower and broccoli make a fun patterned border around this veggie tray.
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A huge broccoli floret makes a fun tree to "shade" all the veggies resting beneath.
What a great idea it is to hollow out a couple of bell peppers and fill them with dip.
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Here is another, and totally different, style of of turkey for a veggie tray.
A veggie tray gets even better when it has some great cheeses and a few crackers added to it.
Not that kind of double dip! I like that there are two dip options, which lets guests choose the one they like best.
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This would be totally fun for a little boy's birthday party. Really cute, right?
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This bowl is great because it keeps the veggies and dip cold throughout your party.
I love the idea of loading a veggie tray with only vegetables that are in season.
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I love this bouquet of tulips made out of stuffed cherry tomatoes. It's almost too pretty to eat!
What events do you make a veggie tray for? They make such an easy addition to any celebration or gathering. Do you see one you'd like to try?