Healthy New Years Appetizers to Conquer Your Waistline
It’s time to Ring in the New Year with the right kind of appetizers. Want them to be all encompassing for those with special diets? Want to make sure they’re tasty but not loaded with fat? We’ve got you covered in both directions. These 13 fun appetizers dress up fast and will surely impress all your fellow holiday revelers.
Try not to double dip!
Spicy Date, Apple and Cheese Dip: Take advantage of date’s natural sweetness. Cook them until thick and smooth. Add apples and aromatic spices, then blend with cream cheese to make a sweet and spicy fresh fruit dip. For variety, try dip with vegetables too.
Crudites with Three Dips: Few foods are healthier than raw vegetables. Serve these crudites with tempting low-fat dips for a starter. Offer fruit and whole-wheat pita bread for dipping as a variation.
Cauliflower Hummus: So creamy and delicious you’ll forget you’re eating vegetables! The secret is to first bake the cauliflower until crushable. Then, combine with typical hummus ingredients such as tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil in blender to your desired consistency. Serve with your favorite veggies, or fibrous crackers.
Guilt-Free Kale And Artichoke Dip: This resembles your favorite party spinach artichoke dip, but has fewer calories, less fat and is more nutritious too. Superfood Kale packs a variety of nutrients – it’s one of the healthiest vegetables around.
Dips aren’t the only starters out there
Stuffed Mushrooms: Fill mushrooms with a delicious mixture of finely chopped zucchini, spinach and hazelnuts. Then, top with grated Parmesan cheese and bake them for delicious, hard-to-resist party bites.
Baked Potato Skins with Smoked Salmon and Fresh Dill: Potato skins that are served in restaurants are often deep-fried. Brush the skins with a little olive oil and butter and bake them to reduce the fat content of this popular appetizer. This method provides equally good flavor and a nice crisp texture. This recipe calls for a creamy filling of smoked salmon, light sour cream and fresh dill. Feel free to add your own creative spin to the fillings.
Keeping it simply healthy and delicious
Salad on a stick: Yes, you read that correctly. Stack and skewer lettuce, perhaps some bacon, avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes and what ever else feeds your fancy. Add a little dressing and now you are talking healthy!
Avocado Fries: Take your avocado obsession to the next level with this finger food. Slice fresh avocado, coat in crispy panko breadcrumbs and bake to perfection. These avocado fries are incredibly tasty and easy to make.
Want even more ideas? Spread a sensational simplified buffet of toast toppers. Refer to our 10 Terrific Simplistic Toast Toppings Endorsed with Imagination post to find all the details of this fabulous “DIY crostini bar”.
Cheers To The New Year!