Beyond Dips and Finger Food: Healthy Party Foods

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Serve these healthy snacks at your next holiday party
Creamed Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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These healthy appetizers are delicious and filling.

We love snacking and trying all of the delicious appetizers spread out at holiday parties, but a lot of party snacks are filled with fat, a load of calories, and unhealthy ingredients. This year, try serving a healthy party food recipe or brining one to a holiday party, so no one is tempted to eat their weight in hot dog weenies.

Ahi Tuna Wonton Crisps

For a refreshing appetizer, try serving small wonton crisps with diced sushi-grade tuna on top of a wasabi soy aioli. These are a great, filling snack to serve if you’re just serving appetizers instead of a sit-down dinner. 

Click here for the Ahi Tuna Wonton Crisps recipe.

Creamed Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Creamed spinach is a dinner party favorite, because it pairs fantastically with almost any meat dish. If you’re still craving a bit of creamed spinach, use this recipe that replaces heavy cream with soy milk. These are also great for portion control because you’re limited to bite-sized mushrooms that keep you from scooping tons of creamy spinach on your plate.

Click here for the Creamed Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms recipe.

Eggplant Caponata

This flatbread is filled with delicious sautéed vegetables for a healthy Italian appetizer. With peppers, onions, eggplant, herbs de Provence, and capers, this filling flatbread gives us a fantastic vegetable-filled appetizer for the night.

Click here for the Eggplant Caponata recipe.

Pan-Seared Scallops

Scallops are low in calories, and make delicious bite-sized hors d'oeuvres. Skewer these with some grilled pineapple pieces for an added fruity taste to your grilled appetizer.

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Click here for the Pan-Seared Scallops Recipe.