Healthy Appetizers & Dips For Holiday Parties
WOW your holiday guests with these luscious but super-healthy hors d’oeuvres, new from our ever-creative Pritikin Longevity Center chefs. Tangerine Scallops. Stuffed Red Bliss Potatoes. Salmon Balls. Artichoke Bottoms With Salsa.
Celebrate the season – and your good health – with these healthy, delish appetizers! Edamame & Broccoli Dip. Salmon Balls. Artichoke Bottoms With Salsa. And Stuffed Red Bliss Potatoes. Yum! You’ll enjoy loads of flavor without loading up your arteries and waistline with calories and health-damaging saturated fat, salt, and sugar.
Parmesan Breaded Asparagus Spears
Fresh asparagus spears are coated in a mixture of panko breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan cheese- and baked until crispy and golden brown. This is an addictive, healthy, “asparagus fries” snack.
Roasted Corn Dip
This creamy roasted corn dip is the perfect party appetizer or side dish with dinner! There’s nothing quite like the combination of sweet roasted corn and (fat free) sour cream. You’ll love it!
Edamame & Broccoli Dip
This dip is excellent with vegetable sticks or baked chips. Many store-bought creamy dips tally up a belt-busting 300-plus calories for a half-cup serving. Our dip is just 45 calories.
Enjoy these little cuties not only as an appetizer but also blended with pasta, or as a savory filler for sandwiches with baby lettuce and sliced cucumbers, pita-style.
Stuffed Red Bliss Potatoes
Typically, stuffed potatoes and skins are stuffed, literally, with butter and cheese, tallying up scary amounts of saturated fat, which can stuff our poor arteries with plaque. The Loaded Potato Skins at Chili’s Restaurants, for example, have 35 grams of sat fat. It’s like eating 14 pats of butter. With our recipe, you get 0 grams of sat fat, yet loads of creamy, delicious flavor.
Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms with Black Bean Salsa
Make a double batch of our lively black bean salsa and enjoy in all sorts of ways. Half can be your stuffing for these artichoke bottoms but then, maybe within the next day or two, enjoy your remaining salsa as a topping for green salads, poultry, or fish, or blended with whole-grain rice, or ladled into a steaming baked potato.