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Healthy Cooking Appetizers

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Mango Black Bean Salsa

Mango Black Bean Salsa

Mango Black Bean Salsa

This colorful salsa takes just minutes to prepare—and that’s likely how long it will last at your next event, too! Chopped mango adds bursts of sweetness to the satisfying chip dip from Judy Heiser of Uvalde, Texas.

Tomato Basil Snackers

Tomato Basil Snackers

Tomato Basil Snackers

Fresh basil, summer-ripe tomatoes and melted mozzarella cheese top toasted English muffins in this fabulous afternoon pick-me-up. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Festive Stuffed Dates

Festive Stuffed Dates

Festive Stuffed Dates

Four ingredients are all you need for these delightful change-of-pace treats sent by Cincinnati, Ohio's Diana Debruyn. Just 1/2 cup dates contains more potassium than a medium banana.
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Garlic Spinach Balls

Garlic Spinach Balls

Garlic Spinach Balls

When Amy Hornbuckle first tried these savory bites, she knew she found a new favorite. "They'd be a great way to get my young daughter to eat her vegetables if they were a bit lower in cholesterol," shares the Prattville, Alabama reader.

Makeover Garlic Spinach Balls

Makeover Garlic Spinach Balls

Makeover Garlic Spinach Balls

In her Prattville, Alabama kitchen, Amy Hornbuckle bakes these yummy spinach balls without an ounce of guilt. That's because this recipe cut 72% of the cholesterol and 44% of the calories from the original version.

Pepper Steak Quesadillas

Pepper Steak Quesadillas

Pepper Steak Quesadillas

“I came up with this savory snack when my family needed a quick lunch before running off in several directions,” writes Barbara Moore from Farmington, New Mexico. “I threw together what I had in the fridge and it was a big hit!”

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Roasted Red Pepper Dip

"This creamy dip is a nice addition to an appetizer buffet," assures Priscilla Gilbert of Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. "It's received many compliments, and I've handed out several copies of the recipe." Seeing red. Sweet red peppers are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes better vision both at night and during the day.

Chunky Tomato Salsa

Chunky Tomato Salsa

Chunky Tomato Salsa

Our college-age daughter, two of her friends and a nephew ate a quart of this salsa with chips in one sitting. They loved it so much that they each took a quart home with them. So be sure to make lots! —Carol Carpenter, Jansen, Nebraska

Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Feta cheese and spinach add Mediterranean flair to Sandy Rossier's mushroom caps. "They are delicious and filling," she pens from Brooksville, Florida. Try them for a simple entree, side dish or extravagant, sit-down appetizer.

Crab Filled Deviled Eggs

Crab Filled Deviled Eggs

Crab Filled Deviled Eggs

Whether served as an appetizer or alongside an entree, Karen Conklin's deviled eggs offer a welcomed change of pace. That's because the Santee, South Carolina reader fills them with a creamy combination that includes crabmeat, hot pepper sauce and a dash of cayenne.

Walnut Balls

Walnut Balls

Walnut Balls

Most of my family members don't eat meat, so I've made these appetizers for special occasions ever since a friend shared them with me. The moist bites and tangy sauce are always well received. --Bonnie Young of Desert Hot Springs, California.
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