Appetizers You Won't Believe Are Under 100 Calories Per Serving Slideshow

"Two of these delicious salty, crunchy, and sweet appetizers will leave you feeling completely satisfied. They're great for an energy boost — and they're heart healthy. Dates promote digestive health and relieve constipation." (Serving size: 2)

Kristin Sollenne, nutritionist, celebrity chef, and TV personality

Appetizers You Won't Believe Are Under 100 Calories per Serving

From appetizers to dinner party menus, party food has to satiate and impress. Every host and hostess worries about their party foods, doing the best they can to dazzle their guests with an impressive menu.

However, the truth is that those delicious little nibbles can leave us guilt-ridden for the rest of the weekend. Not every tasty party treat has to be a morsel of regret. There are plenty of appetizers you can enjoy that are well under 100 calories per serving. From selections like crostini to familiar dips like guacamole, these party foods will keep you fueled for a fun night while being merciful on your waistline — and great for your overall health. 

Cocktail Shrimp

Cocktail shrimp, even with a touch of sauce, are well under 100 calories a serving. They are also low in fat, making them an ideal snack for your healthy party plate. (Serving size: 5)

Crostini with Baked Brie and Garlic

"Simple and tasty! Garlic is loaded with health benefits: it reduces blood pressure and combats sickness. It's a great source of antioxidants, too!" (Serving size: 1)

— Kristin Sollenne

Fruit Salad

"Although fruits have sugar, they also pack a ton of advantages — they're great for hydration and provide a wealth of vitamins for your body. Different kinds of fruits offer different benefits, from the antioxidants in blueberries to vitamin C in oranges. Studies have even shown that the nutrients in strawberries can make you happy." (Serving size: 1 cup)

Randi Roberts


"Guacamole is filled with good fats and beta-sitosterol, which can help decrease levels of bad cholesterol. Be sure to limit your chip-munching, but rest assured that guac is an excellent dip choice." (Serving size: 2 tablespoons)

— Randi Roberts

Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

"The protein and fiber combination works very well as a nice starter to any entrée. Additionally, asparagus is a healthy source of vitamin C, K, folate, and a compound called glutathione that helps fight the free radicals in our systems." (Serving size: 1)

— Lindsay Martin, registered dietician at Hilton Head Health 

Stuffed Mushroom Caps

"A little goes a long way! These bite-sized appetizers are a key source of vitamin D, and they're packed with antioxidants. Great boost for your immune system!" (Serving size: 4)  

— Kristin Sollenne

Tomato Bruschetta on Toasted Whole-Grain Baguette

"You and your guests will get a hefty dose of lycopene and vitamin C — both powerful antioxidants. Sweet tooths will also be satisfied, as this appetizer provides some natural sweetness without added sugar." (Serving size: 1)

— Lindsay Martin