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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.

Cranberry Turkey Crostini

Cranberry Turkey Crostini

Cranberry Turkey Crostini

I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I made these Cranberry Turkey Crostini, but they're fantastic. The jalapenos balance out the other ingredients perfectly. If you don't have shaved turkey, shaved chicken works just as well. —Bridgetta Ealy, Pontiac, Michigan

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Canapes

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Canapes

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Canapes

“This is the one appetizer that I'm always asked to bring to parties. It's simple, comes together quick and is always a winner," says Judy Grebetz of Racine, Wisconsin.

Hot Chicken Swirls

Hot Chicken Swirls

Hot Chicken Swirls

From Bay City, Michigan, Evelyn McGinnis writes, “I was trying to use up crescent rolls and leftover chicken breast and came up with this tasty recipe! I lightened it by using reduced-fat dressing and fat-free cream cheese.”
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Salmon Salad-Stuffed Endive Leaves

Salmon Salad-Stuffed Endive Leaves

Salmon Salad-Stuffed Endive Leaves

Salmon creates an elegant appetizer in this vibrant recipe from Melissa Carafa of Broomall, Pennsylvania. It’s simple to prepare and can even be made ahead of time.

Chili con Queso with Chips

Chili con Queso with Chips

Chili con Queso with Chips

This cheesy dip never lets on that it has only 2 g of fat per serving. Chilies and garlic kick up the flavor, making it a real crowd pleaser. Sarah Mohrman of Fort Wayne, Indiana shares the recipe.

Yummy Cheese Straws

Yummy Cheese Straws

Yummy Cheese Straws

You'll have a hard time eating just one of these cheesy, buttery treats from Ann Nace of Perkasie, Pennsylvania. They make a fun appetizer or side for soups or salads. Try twisting the sticks for an extra-fancy look. -Ann Nace of Perkasie, Pennsylvania

Sweet Onion Phyllo Tarts

Sweet Onion Phyllo Tarts

Sweet Onion Phyllo Tarts

"The original recipe is a prize-winner," says Brenda English of Butler, Pennsylvania. "I've since lightened it and it's just as good!"

Berry 'n' Smoked Turkey Twirls

Berry 'n' Smoked Turkey Twirls

Berry 'n' Smoked Turkey Twirls

Here's a new twist on a traditional appetizer that's just bursting with low-fat flavor. You won't even miss the extra fat! Make ahead for added convenience on hectic party days. Patricia Harmon-Baden, Pennsylvania

Mediterranean Pockets

Mediterranean Pockets

Mediterranean Pockets

“The combination of lemon, feta and oregano give the turkey bright and fresh flavor,” writes Tina Scarpaci of Chandler, Arizona. “That's something you don't often get from your higher calorie frozen pastries.”

Crab-Stuffed Marinated Mushrooms

Crab-Stuffed Marinated Mushrooms

Crab-Stuffed Marinated Mushrooms

“This recipe was given to me by a friend and I've made it many times over the years,” writes Shirley Doyen from Yorba Linda, California. "It's easy, quick to put together and always well-liked.” Who'd guess that it's lower in fat, 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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