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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Italian Style Marinated Olives

Brine, or oil cured olives are full of flavor.  These olives do not disappoint, as the flavor really comes through from the marinade.

 

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Baked Berbere Seitan

Most Ethiopian cuisine is based on the berbere spice mix. This seitan is perfect  simply sliced and panfried and served up with lentils and rice or your favorite green vegetable.

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Strawberry Banana Dip

This creamy fruit sauce goes well with fruit such as bananas, strawberries and grapes. It is best to chill overnight so the flavor can develop.

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Cranberry Celery Chutney

This chutney is a delicious and colorful complement to turkey, chicken or pork.

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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.

This can be served as a dip for chips, with baked chicken or to top off a bed of l...

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This recipe is a great take on the beloved, traditional German recipe. Serve with...

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Brine, or oil cured olives are full of flavor.  These olives do not disappoint, a...

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These olives are always my ace in the hole for summertime company.  By having the...

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This recipe gives American olives a distinctive Greek flavor.  These make a great...

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You will want to make this chutney dish in advance.  It should be canned and stor...

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