Easy Healthy Appetizer Recipes

Make healthy appetizers--low in calories, fat, sodium and cholesterol--and there's no need to go without! Ours are mouthwatering and deliver flavorful, satisfying nibbles you'll enjoy and be proud to share.

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White Bean and Pine Nut Dip


White Bean and Pine Nut Dip

    Mix up a batch of this bean-based dip that lets a little bit of sour cream add tang to the otherwise mellow, herbed dip.

Ginger Shrimp Skewers

    Marinating shrimp in a savory combo of orange juice and cayenne pepper gives them unexpected zip. Pea pods skewered with them add a satisfying crunch.

Sublime Wine Crackers

    These from-scratch crackers take just 20 minutes of prep and 18 minutes of bake time. In this easy yet impressive recipe, you choose the combination of wine and herbs from several suggested combinations. The result is so good, you won't even need cheese.

Pineapple Salsa

    Hollowing out the pineapple to use as a serving container makes this pretty, lively fruit salsa a luxurious focal point of an appetizer buffet.

Pumpkin Seed Breadsticks

    Appetizer prep doesn't get much simpler than this: Roll slices of refrigerated pizza dough in a blend of zippy seeds, then bake. They're low-cal, low-sodium, and low-fat, plus they taste great!

Curry Dip and Veggies

    Curry powder gives this yogurt-based dip an appealing warm yellow color; mango chutney gives it a tangy finish. Surround a bowl with bright veggie slices for a colorful appetizer display.

Hoisin Tofu Lettuce Wraps

    Full of fresh crunch and creamy chili-sauce-spiked tofu, this appetizer wrap has Asian flair. If you prefer, reduce the fat by omitting the pine nuts and stirring 1/2 cup chopped water chestnuts into the tofu before cooking.

Chili Nuts

    Lively spices, plus cinnamon, add a slightly Caribbean flavor dimension to peanuts or almonds. Along with a glass of wine, they're a fine pre-festivity appetizer.

Artichoke-Feta Tortilla Wraps

    A rich mix of vegetables, three cheeses, and pesto sits in a pretty tortilla cup for an appetizer worthy of a starring role.

Shrimp Pinwheels

    Count on horseradish to add zippy sophistication to a dish. Here it works its magic along with creamy avocado and cheese. Poked with a toothpick, the pinwheels are ready to make the rounds at your party.

Salt-and-Pepper Chips

    Wonton wrappers are the basis for these crunchy, seasoned low-fat crackers. Keep wrappers on hand so you can make these in a flash when friends stop by your home.

Vegetable Spring Rolls

    Soy sauce and cilantro flavor these rice-paper-wrapped salads of cucumber, radish, carrot, onion, and pepper. They're elegant to look at and light on calories, fat, and sodium.

Tarragon Biscotti

    Tarragon's light flavor and lemon zest aid these twice-baked dipping cookies, ideal for enjoying with a cup of tea.

Macadamia Turkey Salad on Cucumber Slices

    Chopped chicken or turkey, nuts, and an apple join mango chutney for a zesty appetizer that sits atop a fresh cucumber slice.

Swiss Cheese-Almond Flatbread

    There are just eight ingredients in this fresh bread recipe, and we bet you already have the salt, pepper, and olive oil on hand. The smell of this bread straight from your oven would be a welcome treat for arriving guests.

Shrimp-Avocado Nachos

    Heart-healthy avocados add a cool finish to fresh shrimp. Spoon the mix onto chips and you have a satisfying appetizer that would travel well when you're the guest at an event.

Artichoke Spread

    You'll never complain about getting your vegetables when you've got this artichoke spread on hand! Dip carrots, celery, or sweet peppers into this bean-and-artichoke-based dip for a bright start to the evening's event.

Tex-Mex Taco Dip

    One of the most popular recipes on our site, this scrumptious dip turns tacos on their heads. Many dips fill you up on lots of calories, but one serving of this fulfilling appetizer is just 175 calories. Swap baked tortilla chips for fried to save even more calories and fat!

Mini Spinach Calzones

    These cute calzones are an easy-breezy finger food for a standing-room-only party. Refrigerated pizza dough helps make them a snap to prepare.

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