30 Appetizer Recipes for Any Kind of Diet
Lose the flour but not the flavor with these meaty, cheesy, indulgent bites!
Korean Steak Lollipops
A sweet and toasty marinade soaks into lean beef tenderloin. It's the perfect way to start a party off right!
Brats 'n' Kraut
Everyone can enjoy this fall favorite. No bun necessary!
Prosciutto & Pear Wraps
Crunchy pears, salt prosciutto and creamy goat cheese make the holy trinity of flavor and texture combinations.
Sweet Potatoes with Salmon Roe
Can't find salmon roe? Top with fresh pomegranate arils instead.
Smoked Salmon Sushi
You don't need to be a master sushi maker to try this homemade take on the California roll.
Figgy Baked Brie
Sliced apples make the perfect vessel for gooey brie and a nutty fig topping.
No one will miss the meat as they devour these fresh, inventive snacks.
Vietnamese Summer Rolls
Although they have summer in the name, these rolls would taste delicious any time of year!
Puttanesca Polenta Bites
While you bake it, polenta gets crunchy on the outside while remaining tender on the inside. It's the ideal canvas for any veggie topper!
Hot Madras Curried Tofu Salad
Make this salad for the carnivores in your life, too. It's just as tasty with cubed turkey instead of tofu.
Mini Cauliflower Steaks with Tapenade
Baked cauliflower florets become tender and caramelized, just like a good steak!
Hummus Jalapeño Poppers
Turn this game-day snack into a guilt-free treat by replacing cheese with protein-packed hummus.
This recipe is like a rustic version hummus, only more addicting!
At 50 calories or less, you can feel good about taking two (or more!).
Add some crunch with a sprinkle of chopped pistachios or almonds.
Seared Scallops with Pumpkin Puree
A fried sage leaf is the perfect five-star garnish to quick cooked scallops and warm pumpkin puree.
Make your guests feel like they're in a true Spanish café with these spicy, cheese-stuffed olives.
A sprinkling of lemon juice and fresh dill takes these toasty wedges to the next level.
Beet Salad Cups
Crunchy endive leaves make the perfect cup for marinated beets. Plus, clean up is a breeze!
Mini Spanish Tortillas
Serve these mini quiches at a holiday brunch or cocktail party.
Who needs bread of lots of sugar when you have savory comfort foods in mini form?
Spinach-Artichoke Dip with a Kick
This dip is so flavorful, you don't even need a crostini to scoop it out of the bowl!
If the Carpese salad had a wild child cousin, these shooters would be it.
Caesar Salad Baskets
Make these more filling by adding 1 tbsp. diced cooked chicken.
Chicken Philly Mushrooms
Guess what's hiding under this gooey provolone blanket? A hearty mound of chicken, peppers and onions!
Middle Eastern Lamb Meatballs
Add a zesty flare to ground lamb with onion, mint, cinnamon and orange.
Wasabi Crab Bites
Fresh cucumber mellows out the tangy wasabi mayo. A poppy seed garnish rounds out the flavor and crunch.
These snacks are big on flavor but light and refreshing, too.
Avocado Toasts with Shrimp
Avocados are creamy and rich. They make a great replacement for cream cheese or butter!
Bow-Tie Salad Picks
This pasta salad on a stick is great for portion control.
Roast Beef Crostini with Arugula Mayo
You read that right! Arugula adds a bright, light addition to creamy mayonnaise.
Make these skewers vegetarian by using teriyaki-flavored tofu in place of the ham.
Microwave Spiced Pecans
No need to feel guilty about munching on protein-packed pecans. They're lightly coated in peanut oil, a dash of sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
Thai Peanut Chicken Wings
Baked chicken wings are just as flavorful as the fried version when they're tossed in a warm Thai peanut sauce and toasted coconut flakes.