8 Easy, healthy appetizers for your next party or potluck

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Brenda Braslow
Brenda Braslow, MS, RDN, LDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

Look no further for great ideas for healthy, easy appetizers for your next social gathering or work potluck. We’ve got you covered with these 6 Premium recipes. Bonus–already analyzed in MyNetDiary for easier tracking!

Easy healthy appetizers

Appetizers can be scrumptiously appealing and easy and healthy!

One of the secrets to making healthy eating sustainable is to fit better eating into your regular life, including your social life. Another secret is to make healthy foods as easy, appealing, and satisfying as the mega-calorie appetizers at gatherings.

Break free from the highly duplicated cheesy, gooey calorie bombs. More and more people are looking for healthier choices. Face it, most of us socialize around food beyond the major holidays, right? At the same time, few people like leaving a gathering stuffed, bloated, and adjusting their belts or buttons on the way out. Keep it healthy, light, and appealing, and it is a win-win for all.

8 ideas from Premium recipes for healthy potluck inspirations or easy appetizers

Smoked Salmon Rounds

A colorful, upscale, attractive, and healthy hors d'oeuvre that will surely dazzle guests, friends, or co-workers. The best part? This appetizer requires no cooking and has only four ingredients, including the garnish!

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Feeling Mediterranean? This yummy, 5-ingredient appetizer is fun and simple to make and looks amazing on a large serving platter next to the charcuterie board. For serving, toast the bread in advance, then cool it and store in a sealed container until the event. Save steps by buying pre-sliced bread in the bakery, or buy crunchy bruschetta crisps instead.

Spiced Hard-Boiled Eggs

Deviled eggs usually go like hotcakes. Our recipe jazzes up a simple hard-boiled egg with paprika and cumin and takes out the extra "deviling" steps without sacrificing flavor. Get creative, use your own favorite seasoning or spice blend, and add a colorful garnish like parsley, green onion strips, or basil. You can also just sprinkle on a little paprika and put some seasoning blends on the side for others to explore what appeals to their palate.

Olive Tapenade

A simple Mediterranean dip, sure to please the olive lovers in the crowd. Serve with your favorite whole-grain crackers or colorful, vitamin C-boosting red pepper slices.

Easy Greek Tzatziki Sauce

This super-easy sauce makes a great dip for veggies and crackers. Use your blender, food processor, or hand whip to make this 8-ingredient dip. It’s so much fresher than store-bought dips. Cucumbers double-task when sliced for serving along with other colorful veggies, like carrots, jicama, tomatoes, and cauliflower.

Mini Stuffed Bell Peppers

Cheese lovers will appreciate this lighter, yummy offering. Using a variety of colored peppers makes the dish a decadent and beautiful presentation.

Citrus Marinated Olives

Double this recipe to have on hand when friends stop by, to nosh on for an afternoon snack, or your next charcuterie board. Citrus and olives are an amazing taste combo for olive lovers.

Cheesy Spinach Bake

Here’s a warm, crave-worthy dish for cheese lovers looking to keep it on the lighter and healthier side. Serve with whole-grain crackers and raw veggies; both work great for dipping.

PS: Maybe keep the easy and healthy part of your new appetizer recipes a secret and go all out on presentation. Then, smile as the recipe requests come in. Cheers to healthy and happy living!

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Dec 19, 2022
Disclaimer: The information provided here does not constitute medical advice. If you are seeking medical advice, please visit your healthcare provider or medical professional.

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