15 Healthy Appetizers You’ll Want to Eat

Throwing a party? Try one of these unusual, healthy appetizers.

Compiled by Alyssa Jung
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    halfbakedharvest.com

    Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins

    This loaded potato skins recipe from blog Half Baked Harvest uses sweet potatoes as a base for chicken and spinach that are then dressed in spicy chipotle, cumin, and lime.

    minimalistbaker.com

    Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Shallot Dip

    It looks decadent, but this recipe from Minimalist Baker folds in low-fat sour cream and cheeses around the hearty sprouts. Baked tortilla or pita chips, or whole-grain bread, make great dippers.

    ohsheglows.com

    Edamame Hummus

    This recipe from Oh She Glows swaps chickpeas with edamame (check your freezer aisle). Serve with multigrain or whole wheat pita chips for added fiber.

    thetwobiteclub.com

    Zucchini Tots

    Who needs taters? This recipe from The Two Bite Club uses just five ingredients, and it's baked in a mini muffin pan.

    laylita.com

    Roast Pork Sliders

    Give a Latin accent to this slow-roasted pork sliders recipe from Laylita with a creamy avocado spread, pickled red onions, and cilantro hot sauce.

    luculliandelights.com

    Crispy Polenta Fingers

    With herbs and sun-dried tomatoes, this polenta recipe from Lulullian Delights bakes up golden brown.

    ecurry.com

    Grilled Veggie and Hummus Tart

    Grilled vegetables and garlicky hummus top this tart recipe from ecurry.com, made with a simple butter-free dough.

    iowagirleats.com

    Feta-Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

    Craving buffalo wings? This recipe from Iowa Girl Eats replaces traditionally heavy blue-cheese dressing with tiny bites of feta tucked inside bite-size chicken meatballs.

    Asian Salmon Sliders

    Ginger and sesame oil add flavor to this low-fat slider recipe from Pass the Sushi; spread a chipotle or wasabi mayo on top for an extra kick.

    olivesfordinner.com

    Quinoa Samosas with Cilantro-Ginger Sauce

    Samosas are a popular appetizer in Indian cuisine, and they're usually fried. This recipe from Olives for Dinner, filled with with nutrient-rich quinoa, is baked to avoid additional oil.

    skinnytaste.com

    Spinach and Feta Pie

    This Greek-inspired recipe from Skinny Taste goes crustless, lightening up a classic. For parties (and portion control), cut into small squares or circles with a cookie cutter, and spear with toothpicks.

    ohmyveggies.com

    Baked Eggplant "Fries"

    Panko-crusted eggplant fries are baked in this recipe from Oh My Veggies, then paired with blended cashews for a curried aioli dipping sauce that's mayo-free.

    snack-girl.com

    Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

    Dusted with cayenne and roasted in the oven until crispy, this recipe from Snack Girl might replace your ubiquitous party bowl of chips.

    chowvegan.com

    Roasted Tofu Pesto Pops

    This recipe from Chow Vegan calls for baking the tofu (which gives it a slight crunch), then topping the cubes with a basil-walnut pesto.

    thecleandish.com

    Egg Salad Bites

    For a mayo-free egg salad recipe that gets its creaminess from low-fat Greek yogurt and hummus, try this one from The Clean Dish. Serve on or alongside wedges of whole-grain toast or pita, or endive leaves.

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