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Healthy Cooking Appetizers

Find Healthy Cooking Magazine appetizers for a healthy start to your dinner or meal. Get appetizers from our Healthy Cooking Magazine.

Fruity Dip

Fruity Dip

Fruity Dip

"Your guests are sure to have fun guessing what's in this dip-it has such a variety of flavors," say Phyllis Shaughnessy of Livonia, New York. "In addition to fruit, you can serve it with fresh veggies or herbed crackers."

Caramel Apple Dip

Caramel Apple Dip

Caramel Apple Dip

Luscious caramel apples aren't forbidden fruit when you fix them the way Tami Escher of Dumont, Minnesota does. Folks will never know they're eating lighter when they dip apple slices into this warm, yummy caramel-flavored dip!

Roasted Garlic And Pepper Pizza

Roasted Garlic And Pepper Pizza

Roasted Garlic And Pepper Pizza

"Years ago, I found the recipe for this appealing appetizer, lightened it and added some of our favorite ingredients," writes Bonnie Matherly of Buckingham, Illinois. "It can be prepared ahead of time and put in the oven as your guests arrive. We occasionally use it as an easy Sunday evening meal, too."
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Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Tortellini with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Looking to add a dash of Christmas color to your appetizer mix? This unique, warm and savory treat sent in by Milford, New Hampshire’s Michelle Boucher is sure to be a hit with any hungry holiday crowd! TASTY TIP: To accent a festive holiday occasion, use green spinach tortellini for this hors d’oeuvre and serve with fancy, frilled party picks!

Pink Lemonade Dip

Pink Lemonade Dip

Pink Lemonade Dip

“I was experimenting with a guilt-free fruit dip and came up with this quick and easy one,” relates Judi Laskovics of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “It’s great with strawberries and nectarines.”

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

Guests will never guess a dish so flavorful could take only 10 minutes of hands-on prep and no cooking! Great as a side dish or tempting tidbit on a relish tray, this versatile recipe is from Billie Moss in Walnut Creek, California.

Eggplant Bruschetta

Eggplant Bruschetta

Eggplant Bruschetta

Here’s a memorable take on an all-time classic. Maxine Petersohn tops eggplant slices with chopped tomatoes, fresh basil and cheese before broiling them. "My family thoroughly enjoys them," she pens from Cortez, Florida.

Chicken Turnovers

Chicken Turnovers

Chicken Turnovers

From Stevens, Pennsylvania, Sandralee Herr shares her yummy recipe for hot and filling appetizers. “This is a great way to use up leftover chicken,” advises Sandralee. “Sometimes, I serve it with fruit salad for a delicious, light meal for up to four people.”

Warm Broccoli Spinach Dip

Warm Broccoli Spinach Dip

Warm Broccoli Spinach Dip

“A few added ingredients changed a traditional creamy spinach dip into something a little spicier and more exciting,” says Deborah Williams in Peoria, Arizona. “It’s always a hit when I take it to gatherings!”

Mushroom-Stuffed Shrimp

Mushroom-Stuffed Shrimp

Mushroom-Stuffed Shrimp

Hosting a party? These fancy stuffed shrimp will be a hit. From Karolee Plock of Burwell, Nebraska, they’re also a tasty main course with rice or pasta.

Open-Faced Crab Salad Sandwiches

Open-Faced Crab Salad Sandwiches

Open-Faced Crab Salad Sandwiches

Everyone loved the crab salad my mother-in-law contributed to a family gathering, so I reduced the fat in her recipe for this version. Serve it hot or cold or as a spread for crackers. —Lanie Kappe of Santa Ana, California
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