Healthy Party Appetizer Recipes

Find healthy, nutritious, party appetizer recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Peanut Butter-Oat Energy Balls

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Sweet, sticky dates act as the glue for these no-bake energy balls. Perfect for hikes or during sports, this healthy snack travels well. For the best flavor and texture, use Medjool dates--the largest and most luscious date variety. Look for them in the produce department or near other dried fruits.

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars
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This healthy stuffed mushroom appetizer is a nice balance of soft mushrooms, creamy filling and crunchy topping. This combination tastes downright decadent, but it's actually good for you. Be sure to get all of the moisture out of the chopped mushrooms before moving on to the next step; if not, the filling will be soggy and make the mushroom caps watery.

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Seeds

Rating: 5 stars
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When you prepare spaghetti squash, don't throw away the seeds! You can roast them into a crunchy, healthy snack--just like roasting pumpkin seeds. The seasoning mix in this recipe is a mix of spicy, salty and sweet, but feel free to experiment with your own flavor combinations.

Baked Brie with Jam in Puff Pastry

Rating: 5 stars
1
Serve this decadent yet easy appetizer with apple wedges and crackers and watch it disappear in seconds! It's bound to be your new party go-to.

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Rating: 5 stars
1
Try this satisfying snack instead of nuts. The tasty legumes are lower in calories and packed with fiber.

Smoked Tuna Spread Canapés

Need an appetizer for your next cocktail party? Look no further than these easy canapés. A blend of smoked tuna and seasoned cream cheese is stacked with crisp cucumber slices atop crunchy almond crackers in an appetizer that your guests will be reaching for first.

Sweet Potato Skins with Guacamole

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Top crispy sweet potato skins with guacamole for a healthy take on classic potato skins in this easy crowd-pleasing recipe.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Rating: 5 stars
2
Turn classic chicken parm into meatballs with this easy load-and-go appetizer recipe with a cheesy surprise inside. Making meatballs for a party? Switch your crock pot to warm for serving all party long.

Lemon-Garlic Marinated Shrimp

Rating: 4.88 stars
5
Marinating precooked shrimp in garlic- and lemon-infused oil is a simple yet elegant appetizer.

Savory Date & Pistachio Bites

Rating: 5 stars
3
A touch of sweetness from the dates and raisins paired with crunch and nuttiness from the pistachios make these bites perfect for an on-the-go snack or as an accompaniment on a cheese board.

Air-Fryer Crispy Chickpeas

Rating: 5 stars
1
Air-fried chickpea snacks are intensely flavored and incredibly crunchy. Drying the chickpeas is essential to a good crunch, so don't skip this step. If you have time, leave them out on the counter to dry for an hour or two before frying.

Roasted Buffalo Chickpeas

Rating: 5 stars
1
Soaking chickpeas in vinegary hot sauce gives them a mouthwatering tang before they crisp up in the oven. The result? An addictively crunchy snack that's actually good for you.
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Pumpkin Coconut Energy Balls

Rating: 2 stars
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These easy pumpkin-spiced coconut oat balls make a great, packable afternoon snack or a delicious party appetizer.