Easy and Healthy Appetizer Recipes

There's no need to skip the first dish when you make healthy appetizers! Low in calories, fat, carbs, and sodium, our mouthwatering appetizer recipes deliver flavorful, satisfying nibbles you'll be proud to share.

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    Molasses-Lime Meatballs

    Break out the slow cooker and throw together this easy appetizer recipe. Featuring beef, sausage, and oats, our lean meatballs are a healthy appetizer for meat-lovers. Enjoy with our sweet-and-tangy molasses and lime dressing.

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    Cracked Black Pepper and Rosemary Focaccia

    Here's an easy, healthy recipe: Simply sprinkle whole wheat pizza dough with garlic, olives, rosemary, and Parmesan cheese. Friends and family will love this flavorful flatbread even more when they realize it's low-carb and contains only 4 grams of fat!

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    Two-Tomato Bruschetta

    Our version of the classic Italian appetizer recipe is loaded with fresh basil, parsley, and tomatoes. Brush with olive oil and top with feta cheese to add mouthwatering flavor for less than 200 calories per serving.

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    Black-Eyed Pea Spread

    Creamy fat-free Greek yogurt, salty artichokes, and hearty black-eyed peas combine in this healthy appetizer recipe. The tangy spread tastes great on crisp cucumbers, crackers, or in a turkey wrap. 

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    Edamame and Ricotta Toasts

    Why use just one spread when you can have two? These double-layer toasts boast both creamy ricotta and a protein-rich edamame spread. Bonus: This healthy appetizer recipe is also a beautiful addition to your party table.

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    Peppered Kale Chips

    Generously seasoned with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper, our kale chip recipe is as crispy and satisfying as popcorn -- and with fewer calories! Experiment with different seasonings until you find your favorite variation of this easy appetizer.

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    Bake Your Own Kale Chips

    Seasoned your way, homemade kale chips can take on the flavor of your favorite snack food with way fewer calories. Toss the crisp chips in a bowl for an easy appetizer.

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    Pimiento Cheese Poppers

    Filled with reduced-fat cheese, these cute stuffed peppers are a fun and healthy twist on fried jalapeno poppers. For a larger party, double the recipe to make a colorful appetizer tray.

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    Rosemary Roasted Nuts

    This addictive nut mix will be gone before you know it! But don't worry -- it's low-sodium, low-carb, and a snap to prepare. In just 30 minutes, you can whip up this delicious, healthy appetizer.

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    Skinny Guacamole Appetizer Recipe

    Grab some whole grain tortilla chips and crisp vegetables to scoop up every last bite of this lower-fat version of classic guacamole. At 29 calories per serving, you won't have to feel bad about indulging in this healthy recipe.

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    Tomato-Bacon Breadsticks

    Welcome guests with the enticing aromas of bread and bacon. They'll be just as thrilled to learn that this healthy appetizer contains just 9 carb grams per serving.

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    Mini Gruyere Puffs

    Warm, gooey, and cheesy, this low-calorie, low-carb, and low-sodium cheese puff appetizer recipe will be a new party favorite.

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    Savory Baked Pita Chips

    When you make your own chips, you have better control over the sodium content. These low-sodium chips make a tasty, easy appetizer when paired with Edamame Hummus or White Bean & Pine Nut Dip.

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    Edamame Hummus

    Swap the usual garbanzo beans with soybeans for this sweet and savory hummus recipe. Pair the dip with veggies or pita chips for a healthy appetizer, or use it as a spread for sandwiches and wraps.

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    Artichoke Spread

    You'll never complain about eating your vegetables when you've got this healthy appetizer on hand! Dip carrots, celery, or sweet peppers into this bean-base artichoke spread for a low-calorie treat.

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    Chili Nuts

    Lively spices, including chili powder, garlic, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon heat up this easy party mix featuring heart-healthy peanuts, almonds, and cashews.

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    Curry Dip and Veggies

    Curry powder gives this low-fat yogurt-base dip an appealing warm yellow color, while mango chutney provides a tangy finish. For an extra-healthy appetizer, serve the dip with bright veggie slices.

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    Artichoke-Feta Tortilla Wraps

    A rich mix of vegetables, three cheeses, and pesto sits in a pretty tortilla cup for a delicious and healthy appetizer that is surprisingly low in calories, fat, and carbs. Bonus: This easy recipe takes only 15 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to bake.

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