Healthy Appetizers for Effortless Entertaining

By Alexandra Caspero on November 21, 2023

Appetizers are a great way to kick off any meal or celebration, but they’re also often filled with unnecessary calories, saturated fat, and sodium. However, you don’t have to sacrifice taste or satisfaction to serve up something nutritious. There are plenty of appetizer options out there that are as delicious as they are good for you.

Easy to make and bursting with flavor, these 10 guilt-free nibbles are better-for-you recipes that will redefine what it means to start a meal off right.

Air Fryer Black Bean Taquitos

Black Bean Taquitos made in the air fryer! Crispy taquitos made in the air fryer with just a handful of ingredients. 

Make The Recipe: Air Fryer Black Bean Taquitos

Bean Dip (With Homemade Tortilla Chips)

Vegan Bean Dip

Did someone say bean dip? This bean dip is hot, zesty, and full of deliciousness. It’s packed with cooked pinto beans, garlic, onions, and cumin for a bit of a kick. It makes other party dips look bland! 

Make The Recipe: Bean Dip (With Homemade Tortilla Chips)

Healthy Nachos with Easy Cheese Sauce

vegan lentil nachos with quick cheese sauce

A healthier take on nachos with an easy cheese sauce. Taco lentils, roasted squash, guacamole, and more! Vegan and gluten-free.

Make The Recipe: Lentil Nachos with Easy Cheese Sauce

Air Fryer Potato Skin Nachos

Vegan Air Fryer Potato Skin Nachos

Air Fryer Potato Skin Nachos! Crispy, cheesy potatoes with bacon, sour cream, salsa, and fresh herbs.

Make The Recipe: Air Fryer Potato Skin Nachos

Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings

air fryer cauliflower wings

If you love buffalo flavor, then you’ve got to try these air fryer cauliflower wings. Crispy and saucy– they are the best!

Make The Recipe: Air Fryer Cauliflower Wings

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

four Vietnamese spring rolls on wooden tray with spicy peanut sauce in bowl

Fresh Vietnamese Tofu Spring Rolls! You will love these healthy, rice paper salad rolls with crispy peanut tofu, shredded cabbage, carrots, mint, cilantro, and vermicelli noodles. 

Make This Recipe: Vietnamese Tofu Spring Rolls

Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Vegan Loaded Smashed Potatoes! If you are looking for a vegan and gluten-free appetizer, this is it! Smashed potatoes topped with guacamole and corn and bean salsa. A healthy option for football snacks, superbowl and parties. | #superbowl #glutenfree #vegan #vegetarian #appetizer #snack |

These potatoes are a mix of all of our favorites. Crispy smashed potatoes, guacamole, black bean salsa, and fresh herbs. If you love chips and salsa or guacamole, then you will love these smashed potatoes.

Make The Recipe: Loaded Smashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Hummus

Instant Pot Hummus! This homemade hummus is SO much better than store-bought.

Make The Recipe: Instant Pot Hummus

Sriracha Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Sriracha cauliflower buffalo wings

Sriracha Cauliflower Buffalo Wings! If you love spicy food, you’ll want to try these cauliflower buffalo wings. Crispy, spicy and delicious!

Make The Recipe: Sriracha Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Pumpkin Chipotle Queso Dip

Pumpkin Chipotle Queso Dip! Looking for a unique appetizer? Try this dip! Spicy, creamy and perfectly cheesy! #vegetarian #queso #pumpkin #dip #appetizer #snack #holiday #fall #recipe #healthyrecipe #recipeidea |

If you love queso dip, then you’ve gotta try this spicy Fall version. A creamy base of pumpkin and chipotle peppers smothered in a rich cheese sauce. Try it with chips, vegetables, or the base for holiday nachos.

Make The Recipe: Pumpkin Chipotle Queso Dip

36 Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinners That Are Ready in 30 Minutes

Alfredo pasta dinner with creamy white sauce and herbs
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These recipes are ideal for hectic weeknights. Whether you prefer pasta dishes or stir-fries, these flavorful and effortless-to-prepare meals will allow you to unwind and relish your evenings without sacrificing taste.

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Copycat Cravings: Recreate Your Favorite Restaurant Orders in Your Own Kitchen

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With these clever copycat recipes, you can recreate beloved menu items from major restaurant chains in your own kitchen for a fraction of the price. From cult-favorite fast food to fancy sit-down restaurant entrees, these copycat recipes will help satisfy your food cravings and save you money at the same time.

Get ready to impress your family and friends with restaurant-quality meals that you can make at home. These are your favorite copycat recipes from Chipotle, Panda Express, Chili’s, Starbucks and more!

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Cozy Up with These 14 Soothing Comfort Food Recipes

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Food is more than just sustenance. Beyond providing the nutrients and energy we need to survive, food can also provide us comfort, joy, and feelings of nostalgia. With cooler weather around the corner, these comfort foods are perfect for chilly, cozy dinners.

From slow cooker soups to creamy pasta to hearty stews, these are our favorite comfort food classics.

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45 Fall Baking Recipes So Good, People Won’t Believe You Made Them From Scratch

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The crisp air, changing leaves, and cozy sweaters mean one thing: fall is here. There’s no better way to celebrate the season than by firing up the oven and baking up some autumnal treats.

Fall baking evokes images of apple and pumpkin-flavored desserts, deliciously warm spices, and comfort foods that make you feel like you’re wrapped in your favorite blanket.

From apple crisps to pumpkin breads, coffee cake to pies, we cover all the fall flavors you know and love. You’ll find easy weeknight desserts, tasty treats for holiday parties, and plenty of family-friendly options to make with kids.

Get the recipes: Fall Baking Recipes to Make Now

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