Low-Calorie Cocktail Nibbles

Featured Article, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on December 26, 2013

Get a head-start on your resolutions and ring in the New Year with some delicious low-calorie cocktail bites. Healthy, inspired takes on party favorites, these appetizers won’t wreck your waistline.


Maple Spiced Nuts

These delectable sweet-and-spicy nuts—with a kick of cayenne balanced out by tangy lemon and maple syrup—are a great snack for your New Year’s cocktail party.



Shrimp Cocktail Cucumber Bites

A fresh, modern twist on the classic shrimp cocktail, served on top of thick cucumber slices.



Spinach with Peppery Cheese

At last—a healthful spinach and cheese dip.



Smoky Bean Baked Nachos

This recipe uses baked chips, a delicious and flavorful base of pinto beans with smoky chipotle pepper, lots of fresh salsa, and just a smattering of high-quality cheese.

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Smart Walnut and Panko Crusted Shrimp

This East-meets-West baked shrimp offers up a light and tasty appetizer. Serve with a gingery citrus sauce.



Endive and Fig Bites

These leafy green specialties serve as a sophisticated appetizer.


Date and Blue Cheese Ball

Cheese balls are an easy, tasty, fab party food–try this lightened-up version with sweet dates and savory blue cheese!


Tennessee Cheddar Puffs

Light and airy, these Cheddar Puffs are a perfect party appetizer.