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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.

Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

Cheese-Stuffed Jalapenos

"Folks gobble up these taste-tempting stuffed peppers," relates Gay Nell Nicholas of Henderson, Texas. "They have a crisp golden coating, cheesy center and pleasantly spicy flavor. The best part is that no one realizes they are low in fat, too."

Frank 'n' Swiss Crescents

Frank 'n' Swiss Crescents

Frank 'n' Swiss Crescents

Kids of all ages will enjoy these adorable appetizers. The savory bite-size snacks are quick to assemble with convenient crescent dough, hot dogs and Swiss cheese. Serve additional mustard alongside for dipping.

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

My neighbor gave me a container of this zippy, tangy salsa one Christmas and I had to have the recipe. I fix it regularly for potlucks and get-togethers and never have leftover. I take copies of the recipe with me whenever I take the salsa. —Kathy Faris, Lytle, Texas
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Baked Sausage Wontons

Baked Sausage Wontons

Baked Sausage Wontons

"These bite-size appetizers offer a nice change from the usual party fare," notes Karen Rolfe of Dayton, Ohio. "It takes a little effort to assemble them, but the shells can be made ahead and frozen to cut party prep time."

Cinnamon Toasties

Cinnamon Toasties

Cinnamon Toasties

These cinnamon squares really hit the spot served hot from the oven. "Someone gave my mother the recipe a few years ago, and everyone raves about it," says Diane Marshall of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. "Kids love the cream cheese-filled snacks, especially when they're cup tin cookie-cutter shapes."

Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip

Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip

Mandarin Orange Fruit Dip

"I created this creamy dip to serve to guests at my daughter's first birthday party," relates Nancy LeBano of Stratford, New Jersey. "It's deliciously different and was a hit with kids and adults. I sometimes layer it with fruit in parfait glasses for a change of pace."

Strawberry Breakfast Spread

Strawberry Breakfast Spread

Strawberry Breakfast Spread

"This recipe comes from my mother, Helen Orman, who is on a restricted diet," says Theresa Brown of Mountain Home, Idaho. "She makes this yummy fruit spread often and uses it in place of jellies and syrups."

Feta Olive Dip

Feta Olive Dip

Feta Olive Dip

Feta cheese, garlic and ripe olives, along with a hint of hot sauce, give a Greek salad-like flavor to this distinctive dip sent by Debbie Burton of Callander, Ontario. Besides pita chips, it's terrific with crackers, tortilla chips, pita bread, pretzels and carrot and celery sticks.

Herbed Cottage Cheese

Herbed Cottage Cheese

Herbed Cottage Cheese

"When I switched from regular to low-fat cottage cheese, I was disappointed with the taste, says Traci Hirstein of Western Springs, Illinois. "So I pulled out this recipe my mother gave me years ago. With this jazzed-up version of light cottage cheese, I don't miss the fat at all. Serve it with canned tuna and a few crackers for a great light lunch.

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Summer picnics and potlucks would hardly be complete without a platter of these creamy appetizer. I serve this classic version of this hearty finger food at many gatherings. These have a month-watering filling that includes mustard and mayonnaise.—Velma Berger, Nappanee, Indiana

Makeover Deviled Eggs

Makeover Deviled Eggs

Makeover Deviled Eggs

This revised version of a classic appetizer uses only half of the egg yolks of the original recipe and calls for soft bread crumbs to help firm up the filling. The mayonnaise was replaced with fat-free mayonnaise and reduced-fat sour cream.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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