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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.

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Turkey Tortilla Spirals

Turkey Tortilla Spirals

Turkey Tortilla Spirals

No one ever suspects that Peggy Grieme's addictive pinwheels and cranberry dipping relish are light. "People are always surprised by how easy this recipe is to prepare," she explains. "It's the tasty combination of ingredients that keep guests reaching for more."

Orange Cream Cheese Spread

Orange Cream Cheese Spread

Orange Cream Cheese Spread

"Here's a smooth fluffy spread that couldn't be easier to make—it has only four ingredients," reports Lois Gelzer of Standish, Maine. "Try it as a topper on oven-fresh muffins or pumpkin bread. It lends a zingy orange taste to toast and bagels at breakfast, too."

Apple-Nut Blue Cheese Tartlets

Apple-Nut Blue Cheese Tartlets

Apple-Nut Blue Cheese Tartlets

“These tasty appetizers look and taste gourmet, but they're easy to make and have loads of blue cheese flavor," writes Trisha Kruse from Eagle, Idaho. "The phyllo shells and filling can be made in advance-just fill the cups and warm them in the oven before serving.”
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Cafe Mocha Mini Muffins

Cafe Mocha Mini Muffins

Cafe Mocha Mini Muffins

Cafe Mocha Mini Muffins are a good choice, assures Tina Sawchuk of Ardmore, Alberta. "These mini muffins freeze will, so it's always easy to keep some on hand," she says. "And they're just the right size for snacking."

California Sushi Rolls

California Sushi Rolls

California Sushi Rolls

This tastes as good as any restaurant or store-bought California roll. For best results, do use the sushi rice to ensure the right sticky consistency. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Crab Cucumber Bites

Crab Cucumber Bites

Crab Cucumber Bites

I look for recipes that are deceptively easy. These fancy-but-quick crab and cucumber appetizers are heavenly, and the stand-out colors light up any gathering or holiday table, no matter the season. —Nancy Czarnick, Desert Hills, Arizona

Irresistible Grilled Shrimp with Fruit Salsa

Irresistible Grilled Shrimp with Fruit Salsa

Irresistible Grilled Shrimp with Fruit Salsa

These skewers are super lean and scrumptious—especially when dipped in the fresh fruit salsa. We rave about the salsa's sweet heat and the shrimp's party-pretty look. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

Light Guacamole

Light Guacamole

Light Guacamole

Feel guilty dipping into guacamole? This lower-fat version is a yummy alternative. It has chunky bits of tomato and is well seasoned with jalapeno peppers, cumin and cilantro. "I've made and enjoyed this recipe many, many times over the years," says Marlene Tokarski of Mesa, Arizona.

Makeover Mexican Roll-Ups

Makeover Mexican Roll-Ups

Makeover Mexican Roll-Ups

It's surprising what a quick substitution or two will do. By simply switching from full-fat products to reduced- or low-fat, you can often save lots of fat and calories while keeping flavor and texture. This is certainly the case with Leigh Thomas' Makeover Mexican Roll-Ups. The cook from Hahira, Georgia uses fat-free cream cheese and reduced-fat sour cream; this cuts nearly 70% of the fat and a whopping 75% of the cholesterol.

Makeover Mini Bacon Quiches

Makeover Mini Bacon Quiches

Makeover Mini Bacon Quiches

I asked the Taste of Home Test kitchen to help lighten up the Mini Bacon Quiches recipe my friends and family love—but not to touch the bacon! Calories, fat and sodium were slashed—but not one lick of real bacon flavor! —Julie Hieggelke, Grayslake, Illinois

Mini Sausage Bundles

Mini Sausage Bundles

Mini Sausage Bundles

Thanks to these hors d'oeuvres, you can cut calories, fat and cleanup by keeping the deep fryer at bay. Our Test Kitchen filled the mouthwatering appetizers with savory turkey sausage, garlic and onion before baking them in the oven to a golden brown.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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