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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.

Apple Pear Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Apple Pear Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Apple Pear Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

For a fun treat that's sure to be requested at all your parties, try this appetizer. The salsa offers good-for-you fruits, and the crunchy home-baked chips are healthy alternative to commercial snacks. —Courtney Fons of Brighton, Michigan

Ranch Tortilla Roll-Ups

Ranch Tortilla Roll-Ups

Ranch Tortilla Roll-Ups

In Berlin, Pennsylvania, Karen Thomas curbs hunger in a hurry. "These zest roll-ups are great as picnic nibbles, dinner appetizers and football party munchies," she notes. "When my husband's co-workers at the state patrol come over for meals, they admit 'low-fat' can be delicious."

Cheesy Bagel Bites

Cheesy Bagel Bites

Cheesy Bagel Bites

Here's a simple recipe that adds zippy flavor to everyday bagels. Beck Ruff of Monona, Iowa recommends this speedy method for filling up a snack tray in a nutritious way...and emptying it even quicker!
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Cucumber-Dill Shrimp Dip

Cucumber-Dill Shrimp Dip

Cucumber-Dill Shrimp Dip

"This is a favorite standby of mine when I need a quick appetizer," says Kathryn Goecke of Montrose, Colorado. The creamy dill dip, with chunks of shrimp and cucumber, makes a nice change from the standard shrimp and cocktail sauce.

Fabulous Fruit Spread

Fabulous Fruit Spread

Fabulous Fruit Spread

Our Test Kitchen concocted this citrusy cream cheese spread accented with bits of dried fruit and tangy grated orange peel. Serve it as a snacking spread on low-fat crackers or for breakfast on English muffins or bagels.

Meaty Salsa Dip

Meaty Salsa Dip

Meaty Salsa Dip

White corn adds sweetness and salsa brings a little zip to this hearty meat-and-bean blends. "The recipe became an instant family favorite after my daughter served it at a birthday party," confirms Bobbe Hart of Holyoke, Massachusetts. "I's a snap to make, and guests gobble it up just as fast."

Saucy Turkey Meatballs

Saucy Turkey Meatballs

Saucy Turkey Meatballs

It's easy to turn lean ground turkey into these moist, tender meatballs. Ideal for informal gatherings of family and friends, the appetizers feature a tangy sauce that my guests find delicious.—Janell Fugitt, Cimarron, Kansas

Couscous-Stuffed Mushrooms

Couscous-Stuffed Mushrooms

Couscous-Stuffed Mushrooms

"Because so many people are watching their weight nowadays, I came up with these light bites that everyone enjoys," writes Lee Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri.

Garlic Ginger Chicken Strips

Garlic Ginger Chicken Strips

Garlic Ginger Chicken Strips

Writes Candy Snyder from Salem, Oregon, "Whether you serve these moist and tender chicken strips as an appetizer or main dish, they're sure to satisfy your hungry bunch. The five-spice powder and red pepper flakes add a bit of zip."

Mini Rice Cake Snacks

Mini Rice Cake Snacks

Mini Rice Cake Snacks

Our Test Kitchen staff had a ball dressing up sweet bite-size rice cakes with a simple spread and colorful fruits. Try them with a combination of your favorite flavors.

Blue Cheese Appetizer Pizza

Blue Cheese Appetizer Pizza

Blue Cheese Appetizer Pizza

Kathy Stanaway's mouthwatering recipe makes enough for two pizzas. "Loaded with crumbled blue cheese, slices are always popular at card parties and New Year's Eve gatherings," writes the DeWitt, Michigan reader. "My kids also love this pizza—we sometimes make it as an alternative to the regular Italian variety.—Kathy Stanaway, DeWitt, Michigan
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