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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.

Mini Rice Cake Snacks

Mini Rice Cake Snacks

Mini Rice Cake Snacks

Our Test Kitchen staff had a ball dressing up sweet bite-size rice cakes with a simple spread and colorful fruits. Try them with a combination of your favorite flavors.

Blue Cheese Appetizer Pizza

Blue Cheese Appetizer Pizza

Blue Cheese Appetizer Pizza

Kathy Stanaway's mouthwatering recipe makes enough for two pizzas. "Loaded with crumbled blue cheese, slices are always popular at card parties and New Year's Eve gatherings," writes the DeWitt, Michigan reader. "My kids also love this pizza—we sometimes make it as an alternative to the regular Italian variety.—Kathy Stanaway, DeWitt, Michigan

Cheesy Zucchini Rounds

Cheesy Zucchini Rounds

Cheesy Zucchini Rounds

Here's a fun way to serve zucchini..provide a low-fat alternative to high-calorie nachos. Our Test Kitchen sprinkled zucchini slices with cheese, seasonings and bacon bits, then heated them in the microwave. Even kids will eat their veggies when you serve them as a side dish or snack.
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Beef 'n' Cheese Dip

Beef 'n' Cheese Dip

Beef 'n' Cheese Dip

I combined two favorite recipes and trimmed them down to create this yummy fondue-type dip. It's great for receptions, parties and get-togethers. It was a hit with the guys at our house last Christmas! —Heather Melnick of Macedon, New York

Phyllo Turkey Egg Rolls

Phyllo Turkey Egg Rolls

Phyllo Turkey Egg Rolls

Here's a light twist on traditional egg rolls that are often stuffed with heavy fillings and then deep-fried. Your guests will never guess that these tasty bites are loaded with healthy ingredients. —Kara De la vega of Suisun City, California

Mediterranean Salsa

Mediterranean Salsa

Mediterranean Salsa

When entertaining, I rely on this make-ahead dish that's full of peppers, eggplant and zucchini. Low on sodium, it gets its delicious flair from garlic, basil and thyme. We like it on homemade bagel chips. —Margaret Potempa of Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Favorite Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip

Favorite Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip

Favorite Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip

No one will ever suspect that this creamy party classic is lower in fat than the much loved original. The combination of artichoke hearts, spinach and Parmesan cheese gives it great flavor. —Michelle Wentz of Fort Polk, Louisiana

Crab-Filled Veggie Bites

Crab-Filled Veggie Bites

Crab-Filled Veggie Bites

Whenever I go to a party, friends and family hope I bring these appetizers with me. The crab filling is also good piped onto celery or used as a cracker spread. Range the horseradish to suit your tastes. —Debbie Bloomer of Omaha, Nebraska

Tasty Creamy Fruit Dip

Tasty Creamy Fruit Dip

Tasty Creamy Fruit Dip

After one taste of this delightful dip, your fruit tray won't seem complete without it. My family enjoys this recipe just as much as they when I prepared it with full-fat ingredients. —Judith Reed of Kingsford, Michigan

Cheesy Pita Crisps

Cheesy Pita Crisps

Cheesy Pita Crisps

I first made these golden wedges when my college roommates and I wanted garlic bread but only had pitas on hand. My husband likes this "skinny" version even better than the original! —Christine Mattiko of Dallastown, Pennsylvania

Pumpkin Spice Spread

Pumpkin Spice Spread

Pumpkin Spice Spread

With its hint of cinnamon, nutmeg and maple flavors, this thick and creamy pumpkin spread is sure to be gone in no time at your next brunch or special luncheon. Our Test Kitchen suggests spreading it on quick breads, bagels or homemade oven-toasted tortilla wedges.
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