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Low Fat Appetizers

Looking for low fat appetizers? Find healhty low fat appetizer recipes and low fat starters for your party or dinner.

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.

Chicken Liver Pate

Chicken Liver Pate

Chicken Liver Pate

My family loves this spread with cracker. But I've also put it to use as a sandwich filling with lettuce and tomato. —Roberta Wolff, Waltham, Massachusetts
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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."

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

Pesto Crostini

Pesto Crostini

Pesto Crostini

Look no further when you're searching for an elegant appetizer that's easy to put together. A platter of these crostini will disappear quickly! —Diane Kaplan, Riverdale, New Jersey

Antipasto Kabobs

Antipasto Kabobs

Antipasto Kabobs

My husband and I met at a cooking class and have loved creating menus and entertaining ever since. These do-ahead appetizers are always a hit.—Denise Hazen, Cincinnati, Ohio

Shrimp Napoleons

Shrimp Napoleons

Shrimp Napoleons

Flaky and tender frozen puff pastry serves as the bread for these cold shrimp sandwiches. Bake the pastry and prepare the filling a day ahead, assemble before guests arrive. —Mary Lou Wayman, Salt Lake City, Utah

Crunchy Onion Sticks

Crunchy Onion Sticks

Crunchy Onion Sticks

Although I've been collecting recipes for more than 50 years, I never tire of tried-and-true ones like this.—Leora Muellerleile, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin
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