24 Easy Appetizer Recipes Party Guests Can’t Resist

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When it's time to host a dinner party with a few friends, of course, you want to do everything to make for an entertaining evening full of great food. And often it's not even the main dish that finds all the love, but what comes first and leaves a lasting impression. That's right, we're talking about appetizers. Instead of just resorting to the finger foods you find in the freezer, try making some of those simple appetizers that happen to be healthy too.

From restaurant classics like chicken fingers, sliders and spinach artichoke dip to cooking vegetables in ways you might not have thought of before (hello, stuffed tomatoes), we have lots of apps that your dinner party guests can come up with Safety will impress.

Take a look at these 24 simple, healthy appetizer recipes that you can prepare directly at home!

Gluten-free chicken fingers with chipotle honey Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 250 calories, 1.5 g fat (0 g saturated fat), 350 mg sodium

Chicken fingers are always a humane appetizer, but they are fried and are usually served with a special sauce. So, if you know you're eating one-calorie appetizer a day inspired by you, you've probably eaten as a child for eating. Our version is oven-roasted, saves a lot of calories and still retains the crispy taste you love. In addition, we combine the chicken with a sweet and spicy sauce, which also enhances the taste a little.

Get our recipe for oven baked chicken fingers with chipotle honey mustard.

Paleo chicken pot label Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 200 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 520 mg sodium

There is a good chance that you will see these Chinese dumplings on the appetizer of many menus. The preparation takes only 10 minutes. So why not try to open it at home? In our version, which is easily suitable for four people, we ensure that the dish receives another nutrient boost, which is prepared with mushrooms and peas.

Get our recipe for chicken potstickers.

Healthy Beijing Wings Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 290 calories, 10 g fat (4.5 g saturated fat), 890 mg sodium

Yes, wings have more to offer than just beating them in buffalo sauce. In this recipe, the chicken is soaked in an Asian marinade and then roasted in the oven until each piece is perfectly crispy, rather than being drowned in oil in a fryer. This is a twist on wings that your guests will not expect!

Get our recipe for fried chicken wings in an asian marinade.

guacamole Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 190 calories, 15 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 440 mg sodium

We'll go ahead and say: Everyone should always have a solid recipe at hand. It's the perfect mix to combine with fries or vegetables before the main course, and it's also a really delicious seasoning mix. If you nail the homemade guacamole, you are 100 percent the person known for making the best guac ever. Allow this delicious recipe to give you this title.

Get our recipe for the best guacamole ever.

Low-calorie sliders in two ways Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 320 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 400 mg sodium

Whenever you see a variation of mini-canapes on a restaurant menu, you simply know that this is accompanied by fat saturation, which is anything but slight. We've done the opposite here with these burger treats and offer you not just one, but two slider recipes that bring a lot of flavor to a mini-calorie prize. They are perfect for any party!

Get our recipe for low-calorie sliders in two ways.

Healthy smokey deviled eggs Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 220 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 370 mg sodium

We are fully aware that diabolical eggs are not the healthiest way to eat an egg, but when it comes to a filling appetizer, this southern specialty is one of the healthier choices you can make. And it's hard to say no to these little people, especially if we add bacon to the dish.

Get our recipe for Smoky Deviled Eggs With Bacon.

Healthy 7-layer dip Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 280 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 480 mg sodium

Treat yourself to the lightest version of a 7-layer dive that will ever pamper your guests. We layer spicy turkey hutch, pico de gallo, black beans and a spoonful of creamy greek yoghurt that replaces the typical sour cream. We recommend filling individual jars with separate portions. It not only looks pretty chic, but now each of your guests gets their own portion so they can dip in twice as much as they want!

Get our recipe for 7-layer dip.

Healthy queso fundido Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 340 calories, 21 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 470 mg sodium

In order to make a dish made of pure processed cheese relatively healthy, we were inspired by Mexican chefs who can prepare a little cheese in a delicious dish with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and chili peppers. With queso fundido, however, it should be noted that you must serve it immediately – cool queso is simply not the same! And who does not like to gather around a fondue pot and treat themselves to chips and queso?

Get our recipe for Queso Fundido.

Vegetarian artichoke dip Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 270 calories, 10 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat), 520 mg sodium

This classic dip is the perfect appetizer. However, if you order it in a restaurant, you will soon find that it is filled with mayo and cream cheese, and the actual spinach and artichoke are lost. Our version uses an olive oil-based aromatic mayo that automatically reduces calories and improves nutrition. Chiles add a little more heat to the dip, and if you opt for roasted wheat pits instead of greasy fries, you can improve this recipe.

Get our recipe for spinach artichoke dip.

Low calorie tuna satay skewers Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 300 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 270 mg sodium

This is what you do when you want to start your meal with a large portion of protein! In addition, the stirring of these skewers does not take long. So if you are looking for a simple app that is guaranteed to be a magnet for the public, you should create it.

Get our recipe for grilled tuna skewers.

Healthy coconut prawns Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 200 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 690 mg sodium

In our recipe for coconut shrimp, you do not have to worry about searing anything. Instead, they are baked in the oven for a healthier dish that is great as a starter for your next dinner party.

Get our recipe for Crispy Coconut Shrimp.

Healthy crab cocktail Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 180 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 620 mg sodium

Crab cocktails are always a popular hors d'oeuvre selection, but the cocktail sauce restaurants are usually sodium-rich. We're addressing this problem in our version, making a low-sodium fiery cocktail sauce combined with oven-baked shrimp seasoned in Old Bay.

Get our recipe for oven-fried shrimp cocktail.

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Healthy spanish garlic shrimp Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 250 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 310 mg sodium

Shrimp are a staple for Spanish tapas menus. What's better for a starter than some tapas dishes? These shrimps are slowly cooked in olive oil and doused with garlic, smoked paprika and chilli heat. It all adds up to a delicious app.

Get our recipe for Spanish garlic shrimp.

Healthy grilled calamari salad Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 220 calories, 8 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 590 mg sodium

Calamari is a popular appetizer that is often breaded and deep-fried, but here the octopus really shines through in its more natural state. This salad is filled with peanuts, tomatoes and a little spices, so no, you will not miss the fried coating!

Get our recipe for spicy grilled calamari salad.

Paläokrabbenkuchen Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 240 calories, 3.5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 800 mg sodium

It is never a bad idea to eat a crab cake. Here we make sure that what flows into these patties really enhances the taste of the crabs. We combine them with a mango avocado salsa for a delicious start to the next meal.

Get our recipe for Baked Crab Cakes with Mango Avocado Salsa.

Paleo Swedish meatballs Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 280 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 700 mg sodium

Meatballs do not always have to be served in a bubbly red sauce. We turned to Sweden for inspiration and swapped the beef for turkey, resulting in a tender, lighter and slimmer Swedish meatball. These are a simple appetizer that looks amazing for any dinner party. So have a container of toothpicks ready – we feel they will go fast!

Get our recipe for Turkey Swedish meatballs.

Vegetarian bruschetta in two ways Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 240 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 410 mg sodium

If you are looking for a more sophisticated alternative to French fries and salsa, which is still a bit more similar, Bruschetta is the right way to achieve a perfectly healthy start to a meal. We also offer you two different options: tomato basil and gingerbread.

Get our recipe for Bruschetta two different ways.

Vegetarian melted brie vegetable Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 310 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 610 mg sodium

We're going to put it to the test here and say it's hard to trust someone who does not like the taste of melted cheese, but the concept of breading and frying cheese sticks is something that just is not good for you. So instead of roasting mozzarella sticks, we concentrate again on the cheese. Brie is the right choice here. With plenty of sauteed vegetables, you get a filling, balanced appetizer.

Get our recipe for melted brie with vegetables.

Healthy mozzarella spiedini Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 160 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 270 mg sodium

Imagine this as another variation of the classic fried mozzarella that does not hit your waist too hard. A traditional Italian spiedini basically consists of thin pieces of beef or other meat on a skewer rolled in breadcrumbs, olive oil, garlic, onions and marinara sauce. Here we made a vegetarian-friendly version and exchanged the meat for fresh mozzarella cheese. Instead of bread crumbs, there are pieces of a baguette crust. We also load the skewer with cherry tomatoes and sprigs of rosemary to offer you a party starter for which you do not need cutlery.

Get our recipe for mozzarella spiedini.

Vegetarian caprese tomato towers Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 170 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 290 mg sodium

This tomato salad from Capri, Italy, is simple and makes it the perfect appetizer for a meal. It's just tomatoes, paired with creamy mozzarella and fresh basil. Together they give a complex taste that is simply irresistible. It's a light salad that your party guests do not have to worry about!

Get our recipe for a caprese tomato tower salad.

healthy stuffed dates Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 220 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 300 mg sodium

With a single bite of these treats you will be hit by a sweet, salty, smoky and creamy flavor combination. And dates have many health benefits: they are rich in fiber, rich in antioxidants, and are known to boost brain health. Trust us when we say that everyone will be impressed when you break these dates with bacon and blue cheese.

Get our recipe for dates filled with bacon and blue cheese.

Healthy stuffed jalapenos Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 250 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 620 mg sodium

In this recipe for healthy filled jalapeños, we master the perfect balance between the heat of the jalapeños and the creaminess of the cheese, without burdening you with the unnecessarily high levels of calories and fat that are usually associated with such a starter when you add them an order restaurant.

Get our recipe for jalapenos stuffed with cheese and chorizo.

Healthy Brussels and bacon Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 120 calories, 5 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 310 mg sodium

It's no secret that Brussels sprouts are not always the best choice for vegetarians, but if you really take the time to prepare it properly, this vegetarian can be completely satisfied. In this Brussels sprouts recipe, we'll add bacon, red pepper flakes and crunchy almonds to your meal for a delicious, bite-sized pre-start.

Get our recipe for Brussels sprouts, garnished with bacon and almonds.

Vegetarian stuffed tomatoes Mitch Almond and Thomas MacDonald

Per 1 serving: 160 calories, 8 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 360 mg sodium

The great thing about these stuffed tomatoes is that they only take about 2 minutes to prepare and another 20 minutes to actually bake in the oven, before you make something out of simple tomatoes. These tomatoes are sweet, creamy, crunchy and filled with garlic and fresh basil. You can even add meat to them if you really want to improve the dish, but we feel that your guests will have no trouble eating these stuffed tomatoes the way they are.

Get our recipe for stuffed tomatoes.

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