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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.

Low-Cal Smoked Salmon Dip

Low-Cal Smoked Salmon Dip

Low-Cal Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked salmon lovers will definitely enjoy this snack shared by Cathryn Buist of Jenison, Michigan. Served with crackers or vegetables, it makes a great addition to an appetizer buffet.

Herb Cheese Bread

Herb Cheese Bread

Herb Cheese Bread

A flavorful combination of herbs makes this cheese-topped loaf a welcome addition to most any menu. In fact, we couldn't believe how light the buttery slices were when compared to frozen breads found in the grocery store. —Test Kitchen

Chicken and Broccoli Cups

Chicken and Broccoli Cups

Chicken and Broccoli Cups

Frozen puff pastry makes these rich and creamy appetizers a snap to prepare. Sometimes, instead of chopping the tomatoes, I put a slice on top of each cup before popping them in the oven. —Marty Kingery of Point Pleasant, West Virginia
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Warm Broccoli Cheese Spread

Warm Broccoli Cheese Spread

Warm Broccoli Cheese Spread

I cut this recipe out of a newspaper a year ago and decided to trim it down by substituting fat-free and reduced-fat ingredients. Whenever I make this for an occasion, I end up being asked for the recipe,—Patricia Moore, Toledo, Ohio

Low-Fat Vegetable Dip

Low-Fat Vegetable Dip

Low-Fat Vegetable Dip

The flavors blend together so well in this creamy, fast dip. We especially love it with cauliflower.—Wanda Baugh, Mascoutah, Illinois

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Fruity Horseradish Cream Cheese

Typically called a Jezebel Sauce, this sweet, fruity topping has an underlying bite from horseradish. The sauce, from Rita Reifenstein of Evans City, Pennsylvania is also great over pork or chicken.

Quick and Creamy Guacamole

Quick and Creamy Guacamole

Quick and Creamy Guacamole

From Hemlock, New York, Ethel Anderson sends this irresistible dip that calls for only four items. "Not only is it ideal to serve with chips when entertaining," she writes, "but I also spoon it over cooked chicken breasts at dinner."

Apple Snack Wedges

Apple Snack Wedges

Apple Snack Wedges

Kids of all ages will love these easy apple wedges at snack time. With protein from peanut butter and a hint of sweetness and crunch, the quick-to-fix bites make a fun and healthy treat. —Jacquie Berg, St. Cloud, Wisconsin

Quick White Bean Dip

Quick White Bean Dip

Quick White Bean Dip

From Benton Harbor, Michigan, Katina Tanner sends a low-fat party starter. "This is a wonderful way o use fresh basil," she says. "Increase the amount of herbs if you like or replace the pita chips with crackers for variety."

Calico Corn Salsa

Calico Corn Salsa

Calico Corn Salsa

"A friend gave me the recipe for this colorful salsa...and when I took it to a luncheon, everyone loved it," shares Jennifer Gardner of Sandy, Utah. Double the ingredients for larger gatherings.

Artichoke Crostini

Artichoke Crostini

Artichoke Crostini

"This appetizer is wonderful when vine-ripened tomatoes and fresh basil are at their best," Janne Rowe writes from Wichita, Kansas. "It's easily doubled for large get-togethers."
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