5 Healthy Appetizers for Holiday Get-Togethers

One pig in a blanket here, a few bites of baked brie there, and before you know if you’ve eaten your entire day’s worth of calories with just a few appetizers. Avoid holiday weight gain with these easy appetizers that keep their focus on healthy ingredients so you can indulge guilt-free.

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Spring Rolls with Orange Dipping Sauce

These Spring Rolls with Orange Dipping Sauce from This Homemade Life are packed with fresh veggies.  They’re also not fried, making them a healthy option that pair well with a quick orange dipping sauce.

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Skinny Taco Dip

Taco Dip is always a hit, and this Skinny Taco Dip from Damn Delicious is no exception.  The dip is lightened up by using reduced fat cream cheese and sour cream, and each bite is full of vegetables like lettuce and tomatoes.

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Mediterranean Endive Boats

These Mediterranean Endive Boats from That Skinny Chick Can Bake make a great, finger-friendly appetizer.  The boats are filled with olives, tomatoes, feta and artichokes marinated in a vinaigrette and topped with basil and garlic.

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Baked Blooming Onion

Impress your guests with this healthy twist on the restaurant favorite blooming onion!  Gimme Some Oven’s Baked Blooming Onion is baked instead of fried, but still crispy thanks to the panko bread crumbs.  The spicy dip uses Greek yogurt instead of mayo, making it a lighter option.

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Kalamata Olive Hummus & Pita Chips

Hummus is high in protein and fiber, making it a great healthy appetizer.  This Kalamata Olive Hummus with Homemade Pita Chips from Cook the Story is a flavorful Greek twist on classic hummus.  Making your own homemade pita chips is easy and the fresh, warm from the oven chips are tastier than the store-bought alternative.

 

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