Lighten up your holiday parties with these slimmed-down appetizer recipes, all 100 calories or less per serving.
Stuffed Baby Potatoes
Stuffed Baby Potatoes pack plenty of favor in bite-size portions—for under 50¢ a serving! These savory appetizers also present
a touch of elegance to your party table. If you don't have chives on hand, minced scallions will do the trick.
Smoked Salmon and Cheese Mini Twice-Baked Potatoes
The entire recipe can be prepared ahead and then baked just before serving. These two-bite, stuffed potatoes are a great way
to satisfy your craving for cheesy, high-fat potato skins without blowing your healthy eating plan.
Reducing the fat in pimiento cheese is as easy as substituting fat-free cream cheese, reduced-fat Cheddar and low-fat mayonnaise
for the full-fat products. And you can kick up the flavor with Worcestershire sauce, red pepper and smoked paprika.
Shrimp is always a popular appetizer item, and it also happens to be a great low-fat offering, particularly when it's poached.
You can make this recipe a day ahead and keep chilled in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve.
Because it's easy to work with, this semolina-flour dough is a great way to try your hand at yeasted dough. The rich rounds
beg to be served at cocktail hour. We especially like them with a slightly off-dry Riesling.
For 77 calories and less than 2 grams of fat, you have three of these tomato-topped little toasts. It's a great tomato appetizer
for the times when fresh tomatoes are not in season because it uses for sun-dried tomatoes which you flavor with olives, dried
basil, and lemon juice.
Elegant and easy, these little bite-size pizzas are made with gyoza skins, the Japanese version of wonton wrappers. The cream
cheese that's spread on the baked gyoza rounds is flavored with capers, dill, onion and grated lemon rind.
Serve these bite-size tarts as sweet treat on an appetizer buffet or as a mini-dessert offering. Sweet potato and toasted
pecans make them perfect holiday fare, and using mini phyllo shells instead of regular pastry keeps the fat content low.
Shrimp-Filled Piquillo Peppers in Sherry Vinaigrette
Try this easy make-ahead appetizer for your next gathering. The shrimp mixture and vinaigrette can each be prepared ahead
and then assembled before serving. Best of all, each stuffed pepper has only 43 calories.
Warm artichoke dip is always a party favorite but full-fat cream cheese and mayonnaise drive up the calories. This lightened
version has less than 75 calories per serving and when served with crunchy veggies like bell peppers and carrots, is a guilt-free
Your guests are sure to love the flavor combination of melt-in-your-mouth beef tenderloin with sweet and tangy mango salsa.
Beef tenderloin is one of the leanest cuts of beef you can buy, and mangoes are a good source of vitamins A and C.
Dust off the fondue set because you'll need it at your next party to serve this must-have cheese dip. Crisp Pink Lady or Granny
Smith apples pair well with the dip and add healthy, high-fiber benefits.
Roasting the bell pepper, onion, and garlic gives this simple dip a deeper, more complex flavor. Plus, the roasting can be
done up to a day ahead. The plain, fat-free yogurt helps to stretch the cream cheese resulting in only 20 calories per 2 tablespoons.