12 Healthy Holiday Appetizers Slideshow
December 7, 2012
Baked Purple Sweet Potatoes
These sweet potatoes get an extra burst of sweetness from fresh blueberries, and the cinnamon and honey folded in masks the fact that you're eating something that's actually good for you. Served in mini ramekins, it's the perfect holiday treat to pass around.
Ahi Tuna Wonton Crisps
The best thing about this recipe, is that your guests will enjoy sushi-grade tuna without any extra costs to you. It calls for the tuna to be diced up into 1/8-inch cubes, so ½ pound of quality tuna goes a long way.
Baked Sweet Potato Sticks
That vibrant orange color isn't just for show — sweet potatoes are actually an amazing source of vitamin C, along with other daily recommended vitamins. This recipe gives them a healthy crunch by baking them, rather than frying.
Cherry Tomatoes Stuffed with Avocado
These bite-sized tomatoes are like a mini serving of guacamole, and are given an extra kick with curry powder and chili powder.
Creamed Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Sometimes we can't resist a little creamed spinach, and this recipe uses mushrooms as a serving vessel — so you cut back on serving size and add another dose of vegetables to the mix.
Malanga Fritters with Serrano Chiles and Garlic
This exotic recipe from thecookbook Roots uses malangas to create crispy, palm-sized fritters. If you're a bit more traditional, feel free to use potatoes instead.
Roasted Almond Foccacia Bread with Grapes and Rosemary
For a light snack that still satiates the indulgent crowd, focaccia is an ideal dish to make. This focaccia blends the aromatic flavors of rosemary with the sweetness of grapes for a deliciously unexpected taste.
Spicy Stuffed Tomatoes
It takes a steady hand, a keen eye, and a sturdy yet small spoon to rise to the challenge of spicy stuffed tomatoes. A sharp garnishing tool doesn’t hurt a bit, and may be an even more important ally than the keen eye. Want to make a tomato feast? This recipe doubles well, as long as you have the energy for lots of stuffing.