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Healthy Cooking Appetizers

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Italian Ranch Chicken Strips

Italian Ranch Chicken Strips

Italian Ranch Chicken Strips

Zesty chicken strips pass the trim-and-tasty test LaDonna Reed gives most of her recipes. "I prefer food that is low in fat but has lots of flavor," she notes from Ponca City, Oklahoma. "I made these chicken strips for supper one night...and they were a huge hit! They're simple to make, too."

Maple Fruit Dip

Maple Fruit Dip

Maple Fruit Dip

"Cinnamon pairs nicely with maple syrup in this delicious dip," explains Cathy Liebert from Harland, Wisconsin. "It makes a wonderful coating for strawberries, bananas and apples...and it's a great way to get people to eat fresh fruit."

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.
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Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus Guacamole

To trim down traditional guacamole, I experimented with asparagus instead. My husband and our three hungry sons say this chunky low-fat version is as tasty as the original. I love the guilt-free dipping. —Judi Hammer of Litilz, Pennsylvania

Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin

Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin

Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin

This easy roasted pork appetizer comes from Shirley Kula of San Diego, California. The ginger, soy sauce and sesame seeds give these truly tender tenderloins obvious Asian flair.

Crab Salad Tarts

Crab Salad Tarts

Crab Salad Tarts

These little bites are as easy as they are elegant. Guests will never know you made and froze them weeks ago! Donna Roberts — Shumway, Illinois

Deviled Eggs with Dill

Deviled Eggs with Dill

Deviled Eggs with Dill

Deviled eggs make a great side dish for Easter, but they also are a fantastic snack. These have a hint of Worcestershire and a slight tang of mustard. Try using Dijon for an extra layer of flavor. —Mary Prior, Rush City, Minnesota

Fresh Herb Dip

Fresh Herb Dip

Fresh Herb Dip

From Annapolis, Maryland, Mitzi Sentiff writes, "People won't guess that this delicious dip, which is great for parties, is also low in fat. I love to serve it with a nice assortment of fresh vegetables for dipping."

Garlic White Bean Dip

Garlic White Bean Dip

Garlic White Bean Dip

Great with fresh veggies or as a sandwich spread, this dip brings a touch of sophistication and loads of flavor to any meal. —Sarah Klier, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Greek Bruschetta

Greek Bruschetta

Greek Bruschetta

The refreshing taste of these Mediterranean-flavored bites will have guests going back for seconds. But they can do so without guilt because this great appetizer is so healthful. Joy Shind - Smyrna, Tennessee

Lemon Fruit Dip

Lemon Fruit Dip

Lemon Fruit Dip

"For a party, brunch buffet or healthy snack anytime, fresh fruit with this sweet lemony dip can't be beat," says Regina King of Watertown, Wisconsin. "When I worked in a cafeteria, I'd make up small plates of fruit and this dip. They sold very well."
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