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Healthy Appetizers

Looking for healthy appetizers recipes? Find healthy appetizers recipes including healthy party appetizers, heart healthy appetizers, and more healthy appetizers.

Italian Ranch Chicken Strips

Italian Ranch Chicken Strips

Italian Ranch Chicken Strips

Zesty chicken strips pass the trim-and-tasty test LaDonna Reed gives most of her recipes. "I prefer food that is low in fat but has lots of flavor," she notes from Ponca City, Oklahoma. "I made these chicken strips for supper one night...and they were a huge hit! They're simple to make, too."

Crab Rangoon

Crab Rangoon

Crab Rangoon

Bite into these golden appetizers, and you'll find a creamy crab filling that rivals restaurant fare. Best of all, these crowd-pleasers are baked and not fried, so you don't have to feel guilty about enjoying them.

Spinach Calzones

Spinach Calzones

Spinach Calzones

A tube of refrigerated pizza dough and frozen chopped spinach make these impressive appetizers a cinch. "I found the recipe in a cookbook but lightened it up," explains Prospect, Kentucky's Juliet Lodge. "They're wonderful with white wine."
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Gingered Mango Salsa

Gingered Mango Salsa

Gingered Mango Salsa

Zesty cilantro and ginger meet cool mint in this change-of-pace salsa. "We love it over grilled chicken, fish and pork," says Barb Fore of McAllen, Texas. "Try substituting the mango with papaya."

Refried Bean Nachos

Refried Bean Nachos

Refried Bean Nachos

Cumin and cayenne pepper jazz up homemade chips in these no-fuss nachos from the Light & Tasty Test Kitchen. Topped with beans, cheese, tomato, green onions and salsa, the nachos make a satisfying snack or light meal.

Chili Beef Quesadillas

Chili Beef Quesadillas

Chili Beef Quesadillas

Served in whole wheat tortillas, these scrumptious beef and veggie quesadillas pack a healthy dose of fiber. They’re spicy enough to suit my husband, but mild enough to please our 2-year-old son. Robyn Larabee - Lucknow, Ontario

Creamy Dill Dip with Veggies

Creamy Dill Dip with Veggies

Creamy Dill Dip with Veggies

My sister-in-law shared this creamy dip with me, and my family loves it. I serve it whenever we get together. It's a great way to get everyone to eat their vegetables, too. —Judy Bartnik of Wausau, Wisconsin

Party Vegetable Spread

Party Vegetable Spread

Party Vegetable Spread

"This chunky spread is a tasty treat for a party or any event featuring finger food," confirms Martha Reese from Highland, North Carolina.

Chunky Cucumber Salsa

Chunky Cucumber Salsa

Chunky Cucumber Salsa

Although this may sound like an "interesting" grouping of flavors, it has never let me down. Recipe requests are guaranteed as people try to guess the secret ingredient...it's mango.

Spiced Honey Pears

Spiced Honey Pears

Spiced Honey Pears

Take one bite of these spiced pears whipped up by our Test Kitchen and enjoy a scrumptious burst of flavors that will warm you up on even the chilliest winter nights.

Shrimp with Dipping Sauce

Shrimp with Dipping Sauce

Shrimp with Dipping Sauce

Our Test Kitchen crew let their imaginations go overboard to dream up this light and spicy shrimp part starter. The well-seasoned shrimp are delicious on their own...or coated with the dipping sauce that stars garlic sesame oil.
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