Quick & Easy Healthy Appetizers Recipes

When hosting parties or social gatherings, it's always a good idea to offer healthy appetizer options. Many of us are now carefully selecting healthy food options and taking control of our diets. Crunchy vegetables crudites, calcium rich cheeses and olive based tapenades are all wonderful healthy appetizer choices.
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Bacon Cheese Quiche

One of the most versatile recipes, quiche can be served for breakfast, lunch, or supper. Here's one for the lactose intolerant. If you are not lactose intolerant feel free to add cheese.

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Japanese Crispy Rice Crackers (Usuyoki Senbei)

This simple recipe produces thin, very crisp rice crackers.  The sesame seeds added to the dough provide additional texture and sweetness, and a nice nutty flavor.

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Low Fat Spinach Dip

This delicious spinach dip can be prepared a day ahead of time.  The flavors will have more time to meld during refrigeration.

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Cranberry Chile Salsa

This is a great accompaniment to many main dishes as a garnish.  Last year we snuck it onto the Thanksgiving table in place of traditonal cranberry sauce.  It was a hit!

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African Mint Fava Dip

Simple but unique dip that packs in the flavor!

Dates are super sweet, so kids love them, but they're also high in fiber and antio...

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Pine nuts have a subtle though unmistakeable flavor.  Some of the nuts used in th...

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Basic Hummus

Recipe by Muncher

This creamy, mild, hummus is just right for younger taste buds....

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Children love to dip!  This is a quick and easy yogurt dip that can be used with ...

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This is super yummy, spread on French bread and put into the toaster oven, or broi...

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A good chutney will make this simple spread incredibly elegant.  I search for int...

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This spread contains heart healthy fats and has a spicy kick!  Serve on sandwiche...

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One of the simplest mezze you will ever come across is a bowl of green or black ol...

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Refreshing citrus treat that's super easy to make and great on a warm day....

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Easy to make, and a guaranteed hit with the entire family.  This dip is always go...

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