Planning a healthy dinner or party menu is a breeze with this roundup of the best healthy appetizers. They are absolutely delicious and perfect for any event!

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Appetizers are absolutely delicious and they provide the opportunity to try a little bit of a bunch of different recipes.

Appetizers are so amazing that they can be a meal too…if you eat enough of them! Sometimes we have friends over and we do a small bite night where we plan to just eat appetizers.

The big thing about appetizers that we have to talk about is that they can add up and before you’ve finished your plate, you’ve had a day’s worth of calories. Given we all at least go to a handful of holiday parties, we thought it would be a great idea to round up some of the best healthy appetizers. They add veggies and fruits and protein. Some are gluten-free and/or vegan appetizers. Some are just healthier versions of the old stand-bys.

They are delicious and healthier for you—and you are absolutely going to love them. Add a few of these recipes to your Christmas Party or New Year’s Eve Party menu. You will not regret it!

Here are our Best Healthy Appetizers:

blue cheese grape appetizers on toothpicks lined up on a plate

Blue Cheese Grape Appetizer

Tangy blue cheese, crunchy walnuts, and juicy sweet grapes pair beautifully together in this blue cheese appetizer. Serve it as the perfect party food for holiday gatherings, weddings, baby showers, or any other special occasion that calls for something tasty. It's simple to prepare and the individual portions present well for serving.
5 stars (16 ratings)
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Smoked Salmon Mousse on crackers and cucumbers.

Smoked Salmon Mousse

This easy smoked salmon mousse recipe takes only 5 minutes to make and is a sure way to impress your guests. Pipe the tasty mousse onto healthy cucumber rounds, crackers, or put it into a bowl to serve as a dip. 
4.82 stars (22 ratings)
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Beet Chip and Goat Cheese Appetizer

Here's a simple beet appetizer for all our last-minute entertainers. Crispy beet chips are topped with creamy goat cheese, walnuts, and arugula, then drizzled with balsamic glaze. It's easy to make, uses just 5 ingredients, and is ready in 10 minutes!
4.95 stars (17 ratings)
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steak bites with a side of chimichurri sauce

Chimichurri Steak Bites

This steak bites appetizer with chimichurri sauce is perfect for parties! Juicy, bite-size cubes of steak are seared and served with a bold and flavorful homemade chimichurri. It's easy to make, ready in 20 minutes, and with only real ingredients, it's healthy too!
4.96 stars (21 ratings)
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A big pile of coconut shrimp on a white plate with a side of mango dipping sauce.

Baked Coconut Shrimp with Mango Dipping Sauce

Baked Coconut Shrimp that are truely CRISPY and crazy delicious. They're a healthy coconut shrimp recipe that is easy to make ahead and freezer-friendly. We like to serve these with a creamy mango dipping sauce.
5 stars (8 ratings)
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Honey Garlic Meatballs in a serving bowl with appetizer skewers

Honey Garlic Meatballs

These honey garlic meatballs are sweet, sticky, and always a hit! Juicy baked meatballs are coated in a homemade honey garlic sauce. They're easy to make, and they're ready in just 30 minutes!
4.91 stars (22 ratings)
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Fresh spring rolls piled on a plate around a bowl of dipping sauce like a wreath.

Fresh Spring Rolls with Spicy Tahini Dipping Sauce

These fresh spring rolls are quick and easy to make and so delicious. Filled with hummus, pad Thai noodles, and your favorite veggies, they make an ideal appetizer or healthy lunch. Serve them with an addictive spicy tahini dip. You'll love them!
5 stars (4 ratings)
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Easy Hummus Recipe

This easy hummus recipe is truly a favorite. We start by boiling canned chickpeas until they're super soft which makes the most luscious and creamy hummus ever. This hummus recipe is met by rave reviews every time. You'll love it!
4.90 stars (28 ratings)
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This is the best baba ganoush recipe. It's a super easy to make and healthy dip recipe that's perfect for lunch, snacks, or to bring to a party. Roast the eggplants on your BBQ during the summer or in your oven in winter. You will LOVE it! | vegan + gluten-free + paleo + Whole30 | #theendlessmeal #babaganoush #babaganoushrecipe #eggplant #dips #eggplantrecipe #vegan #paleo #whole30 #dairyfree #middleeastern #lunch

The Best Baba Ganoush Recipe

This is the best baba ganoush recipe. It's a super easy to make and healthy dip recipe that's perfect for lunch, snacks, or to bring to a party. Roast the eggplants on your BBQ during the summer or in your oven in winter. You will LOVE it!
4.82 stars (16 ratings)
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A plate piled with lamb lollipops with mint pesto on the side.

Lamb Lollipops with Mint Pesto

Lamb lollipops are marinated then seared in a hot pan for a few minutes until lightly charred and incredibly delicious. They are simple to make yet the flavor is outstanding. We like ours with an easy mint pesto for dipping! 
4.91 stars (10 ratings)
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Tender shrimp cakes on a platter with a side of lemon aioli.

Shrimp Cakes with Lemon Aioli

These tender shrimp cakes are absolutely delicious. They take only 10 minutes to make, can easily be prepped ahead of time, and make a great appetizer or light and healthy dinner. An easy lemon aioli sauce takes them over the top! 
5 stars (5 ratings)
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A plate of easy deviled eggs made three different ways.

Lazy Deviled Eggs

Lazy Deviled Eggs is an easy deviled eggs recipe that is perfect for a quick and healthy snack. Jammy hardboiled eggs are topped with our favorite deviled eggs ingredients. They are ready to eat in 10 minutes and pack well for lunches on the go!
4.91 stars (10 ratings)
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