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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.

Padysaurus Pizza Pockets

Padysaurus Pizza Pockets

Padysaurus Pizza Pockets

Stuffed with a pizza-style filling, these special sandwiches surprise you with a burst of flavor in every bite. They were popular with the preschool set at our son's dinosaur-theme birthday party...but you can be sure adults will love them, too! — Robin Werner, Brush Prairie, Washington

Strawberry-Orange Phyllo Cups

Strawberry-Orange Phyllo Cups

Strawberry-Orange Phyllo Cups

"These flaky cups filled with fresh fruit and a tangy sauce are delicate in flavor and make a pretty presentation. But they're easy to do, too," assures Sally Hook of Houston, Texas.

Vegetable Spiral Sticks

Vegetable Spiral Sticks

Vegetable Spiral Sticks

"I love to serve these savory wrapped vegetable sticks for parties or special occasions," remarks Teri Albrecht, Mt. Airy, Maryland. "They're an easy impressive appetizer."
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Corn Salsa Tostadas

Corn Salsa Tostadas

Corn Salsa Tostadas

"I made these 'South-of-the-Border' treats when I have a craving for something a little spicy," writes Laurie Todd, Columbus, Mississippi. "These bite-size morsels are as tasty as they are attractive. They make fun appetizers for a party, too."

Maple Fruit Dip

Maple Fruit Dip

Maple Fruit Dip

"Cinnamon pairs nicely with maple syrup in this delicious dip," explains Cathy Liebert from Harland, Wisconsin. "It makes a wonderful coating for strawberries, bananas and apples...and it's a great way to get people to eat fresh fruit."

Ginger-Cranberry Chutney Spread

Ginger-Cranberry Chutney Spread

Ginger-Cranberry Chutney Spread

"I first became acquainted with chutney while I was serving overseas," writes LaVonne Wettering of Clermont, Florida. "I prefer a tart, rather than a sweet, taste—and that's just what the ginger, apple juice and lemon juice bring to the ruby-red spread. I usually serve it with cream cheese and crackers, but it's wonderful with turkey slices and pork chops, too."

Fresh Veggie Pizza

Fresh Veggie Pizza

Fresh Veggie Pizza

There's no need to bring confetti to your next snack-time gathering. Just carry in this colorful pizza that's topped with a rainbow of crunchy vegetables! Writes Brooke Wiley of Halifax, Virginia,"Guests usually don't even guess this delicious pizza is low-fat."

Chicken Salad Wonton Stars

Chicken Salad Wonton Stars

Chicken Salad Wonton Stars

This recipe packs a bite-size punch of creamy chicken salad wrapped in a crispy shell. "These yummy wonton cups make a great appetizer for a ladies' luncheon or a fun snack anytime," assures Starr Tharp of Parchment, Michigan

Tomato Black Bean Salsa

Tomato Black Bean Salsa

Tomato Black Bean Salsa

This fresh-tasting medley bursts with homegrown garden goodness, including tomatoes, red pepper and crunchy corn. "Serve this salsa in the traditional way with baked tortilla chips and veggies—or as a condiment for fish," suggests Chris Schnittka of Charlottesville, Virginia.

Asparagus in Puff Pastry

Asparagus in Puff Pastry

Asparagus in Puff Pastry

This is one of my all-time favorite appetizers. Fast and easy, the golden bites are always a huge hit. I make and freeze batches of them during asparagus season for dinner parties throughout the year. —Dianne Werdegar of Naperville, Illinois

Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus Guacamole

To trim down traditional guacamole, I experimented with asparagus instead. My husband and our three hungry sons say this chunky low-fat version is as tasty as the original. I love the guilt-free dipping. —Judi Hammer of Litilz, Pennsylvania
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