So you made a few New Year’s resolutions. Congrats! Way to go. One of them probably has something to do with exercise, another might be reading more European literature from the early 20th Century. But one of the most common—and rewarding—resolutions you likely made has to do with eating healthy food that also tastes great. So why wait for the new year to start? Let’s get going on your resolutions right away with a few recipes for amazing party appetizers that taste great and are good for you too.
Greek Yogurt Onion Dip
We kick it off with a classic. A lot of people fill up on calories before the official meal has even started. A better approach is to go with light, tasty appetizers such as fresh, raw vegetables paired with a low-calorie dip that tastes great. This recipe takes advantage of protein-packed Greek yogurt, which also has a thick, luxurious texture. Slice up your favorite crudités, like carrots, celery, cauliflower, or even veggies that don’t start with “c.”
Chinese Turkey Dumplings
Ready to take things up a notch? These dumplings may sound daunting, but make them once and you’ll be hooked on how easy they are and how tasty. You can buy the wrappers or, for an even healthier and more brag-able version, make your own. Your guests will be most impressed.
One of the keys to a killer party appetizer is portability. In other words, can your guests walk around with it, or does everyone have to elbow up around a small table to get a taste? These tomato-basil skewers are the answer. They are simple to prepare, super healthy, and great tasting. Just slide your favorite fresh veggies and cheeses (mozzarella and bocconcini come to mind, but why not try feta or halloumi?) on a stick, slip in a couple piece of basil, drizzle with olive oil, and you’re good to serve.
Herbed Goat Cheese Bites
Speaking of cheese—people like it. A lot. We speak from experience. We guarantee these goat cheese bites will be the talk of your holiday shindig. Get a log of goat cheese, roll it in herbs, and make mini cups using toasted slices of a baguette. Top with sundried tomatoes and basil, and you’ve got a hand-held snack that won’t be soon forgotten.