Beyond Dips and Finger Food: Healthy Party Foods
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.
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.
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.
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.