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20+ Healthy Appetizers Your Guests Will Love!


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No matter what type of party you’re hosting or attending, this collection of healthy appetizers will help you find the perfect crowd-pleasing recipe for your next event. These appetizers have a healthy twist but are still flavor-packed for a delicious and satisfying treat that your guests will appreciate.

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Healthy Appetizers

These recipes include protein and veggie-packed options that are sure to be a delicious hit at your next gathering. From dips to bites and from meatballs to drumsticks, you’ll find a lightened-up app that’s just right for your next party, game day, tailgating, or holiday celebration.

From slow cookers to pressure cookers and from no-bake to make-ahead, there’s an appetizer here that will fit your cooking style and preference. Get ready to impress your guests with a scrumptious and healthy appetizer!

With just six ingredients and a little hands-on time spent rolling these tasty spinach balls, you can have an appetizer that’s healthy as well as addicting – in a good way! Try eating just one; it can’t be done! These are also freezable so you can make these ahead of your next event or just have them on hand as a snack. No need to defrost before baking, so win-win!

spinach ball appetizers in a white dish with more in the background in a yellow and white polka dot dish

Spinach Balls by Sweet As Honey

These gorgeous spring rolls will add a splash of color to your appetizer table. Packed with a rainbow of healthy veggies, these rice paper rollups make the perfect appetizer or snack. Don’t forget the yummy peanut sauce!

vegan rainbow vegetable spring rolls on a round tray with dipping sauce in a white bowl

Vegan Rainbow Vegetable Spring Rolls by Healthy Nibbles And Bits

Easy, healthy and delicious describes this shrimp-based appetizer that sits charmingly atop an avocado and cucumber base. Just spice your shrimp, give it a session on the grill and then assemble this tasty appetizer and enjoy!

cucumbers topped with avocado and a shrimp on a wooden table

Low Carb Avocado Shrimp Cucumber Appetizer by Yummy Healthy Easy

These portobello mushroom “fries” get dunked in egg whites and coated with Panko bread crumbs before a trip to the oven. The result? Awesome “fries” to enjoy with the easy cheesy cheddar and parmesan dip.

mushroom fries on a white plate with a bowl of dipping sauce

Crispy Portobello Mushroom Fries by How Sweet Eats

Sliced cucumber, spicy cream cheese spread and smoked salmon is all you need to create this quick no-bake delectable appetizer. Stick a fork in it (a mini skewer fork, that is) and call it done!

a hand holding a small fork holding a smoked salmon cucumber bites with more of them in the background

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites by No Biggie

Upgrade your basic deviled eggs with the addition of avocado and bacon bits in the yolk mixture. This is a yummy appetizer for adults but would work equally well for a kids party if you need a Dr. Seuss inspired item: hello green eggs and ham!

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Avocado And Bacon Deviled Eggs by Three Little Ferns

These “rolls” look like bread by they’re made out of cheese! Just a little mozzarella, cream cheese, almond flour, an egg and spices combine to make this easy appetizer that your Keto guests (and any cheese lover!) will gobble up.

keto garlic knots sprinkled with parmesan cheese on a blue cloth

Keto Garlic Knots by Savory Tooth

It’s totally worth your time to make these outrageously flavored meatballs. You can do it all in one day, or make these meatballs ahead of time since they’re freezer-friendly, and then finish up the process the day you want to serve them. These are always a crowd-pleaser!

buffalo chicken meatballs topped with sour cream and chives in a white bowl on a white counter

Ultimate Easy Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs by Joyful Healthy Eats

Short on time but need a substantial appetizer for your event? Make these tasty drumsticks in your Instant Pot in under 15 minutes! Don’t have a pressure cooker? No problem. Instructions for the oven-baked option are included, too.

cilantro lime chicken drumsticks on a white platter on a wood table next to limes and a bunch of cilantro

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken Drumsticks by My Crazy Good Life

This make ahead dip is layered with delicious Mediterranean flavors. The cream cheese base is topped with hummus and an assortment of diced veggies. This is a great no-bake option when you’re short on time. Use store-bought pita chips unless you want to make your own.

layered Greek dip with a pita chip in it with more pita chips on the dark wood table

Layered Greek Dip by Garnish With Lemon

Here’s an impressive appetizer that’s perfect for a formal event as well as for game day. Your time spent making this steak lovers appetizer will be rewarded with rave reviews! This is a substantial appetizer that is almost like a mini meal. Your guests and family will love them.

blue cheese steak crostini on a silver tray

Blue Cheese Steak Crostini by Running To The Kitchen

Need a simple appetizer recipe that you can literally make at the last minute? Here it is! Each little endive leaf is smeared with cream cheese, topped with a dollop of red pepper jelly and finished with a sprinkle of slivered almonds. Perfection!

smokey almond cream cheese endive bites on a gray background

Smokey Almond Cream Cheese Endive Bites by The Food Charlatan

Take that abundance of summer zucchini and transform it into a healthy pizza-inspired appetizer! Slice the zucchini, top with sauce, pepperoni and cheese and bake.

zucchini pizza bites, zucchini topped with cheese, sauce and pepperoni on a white plate

Zucchini Pizza Bites by Wondermom Wannabe

These cauliflower bites are a tasty and spicy treat that won’t last long at your next event! The seasoning for the cauliflower is a snap to make; then just roast the florets for twenty minutes and that’s it. Don’t forget the easy to make minty and refreshing dip!

roasted cauliflower in a white bowl with a small bowl of dip on a white table with some chopped greens on it

Roasted Cauliflower Bites With Mint Dip by Salt And Lavender

Here’s a salad style appetizer in easy-to-eat form. It has all the elements of a caprese salad arranged on a short appetizer stick. Just load the skewer with various colors of red and yellow grape tomatoes, mini mozzarella balls and basil; drizzle with a little balsamic and serve!

skewers with orange and red tomatoes, cheese balls and greens drizzed with balsamic vinegar on a white tray on a red and yellow linen

Easy Caprese Salad Skewers With Balsamic Glaze by Zesty Olive

Sweet potatoes rarely need anything done to them to make them taste more amazing, so these healthy wedges are the perfect choice for an easy appetizer. The vegan aioli is the perfect dipping sauce for these naturally sweet potatoes.

baked sweet potato wedges on a white dish with a bowl of dipping sauce and parsley on a white table

Baked Sweet Potato Wedges With Aioli by Simple Veganista

If you’re a fan of puff pastry appetizers you’ll appreciate this savory recipe. Mushrooms and onions are caramelized and then seasoned with gruyere cheese before being added to puff pastry squares. Bake, serve and enjoy the compliments on these scrumptious bites!

puff pastry with mushrooms and cheese on it on a white background

Gruyere Mushroom Caramelized Onion Bites by Little Spice Jar

Here’s a cheesy make-ahead appetizer that not only tastes out of this world but looks gorgeous too! Slice some cheese, arrange it upright in the dish, pour the simple marinade over it, cover and refrigerate. You won’t believe the flavors – delish!

slices of marinated cheese on a white plate with a fork on it on a white counter

Marinated Cheese by Recipes Worth Repeating

This awesome crudité platter of gorgeous fresh vegetables is always in good taste on an appetizer table. Choose the freshest ingredients and arrange them on a large platter for an eye-catching display. Make sure and make the dairy-free tzatziki sauce for the ultimate flavor booster!

a platter with lots of vegetables and a bowl of dip on it on a light gray background

Crudité Platter With Dairy-Free Tzatziki Sauce by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

No appetizer list would be complete without including a spinach and artichoke dip. This recipe uses reduced-fat cream cheese and non-fat Greek yogurt. It has all the yummy, spicy and cheesy flavors of the classic version but in a healthier setting. Dig in!

a hand holding a tortilla chip dipped in a blue crock of skinny spinach and artichoke dip

Skinny Spinach And Artichoke Dip by Natasha’s Kitchen

 

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