Healthy Appetizers

This compilation of healthy appetizers, including everything from low fat to low carb to baked versions, is perfect for any big gathering or party and won’t undo all of your fit eating choices!

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A collage of healthy appetizers

What does your “healthy” look like?

Healthy food is a bit subjective depending on the way you choose to consume your macronutrients.

Some people choose a high protein, low fat, low carb diet, whereas others may choose a high fat, low carb, low sugar diet. Or maybe you prefer plant based or organic foods.

Either way, I have a few healthy appetizers that are sure to wet your appetite!!

The categories could go on and on as there are many different ways to eat that are healthy. This page separates our appetizer recipes into the more common requests for healthy appetizer recipes.

Low sugar is always a good idea

Low Sugar: I think no matter what diet plan your family eats most of us would agree that low sugar is one of the healthiest things we can do for our bodies. 

A couple of ways you can reduce your white sugar intake is to use 

  • Sugar substitutes such as stevia, xylitol, erythritol, or monk fruit sweetener.
  • Natural sweeteners such as coconut sugar, honey, maple syrup, and molasses.
A charcuterie board with fruits and vegetables, making for a healthy appetizer

Planning tips 

When picking out your menu, try to provide an appetizer from different categories that way there is a little something for everyone. 

  • Have 2-3 different appetizers for fewer than 10 guests. Add another appetizer option for every 5-8 more guests,
  • If appetizers are the only food on the menu then plan for each person to have 10-12 pieces during the first 2 hours. Add 5 more pieces per person for every hour after. If they are being served before a meal, then plan for each guest to have 3-5 pieces total per person.

Game Day Veggie Tray, another healthy appetizer

easy healthy appetizers

The next few healthy appetizers are simple and require either few ingredients and/or just a few minutes to make.

Side Dish Fruit Kabobs Recipe
Colorful fruit kabobs are the best appetizer or side for any occasion! Load up your favorite fruits and get snacking.
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Appetizer Pico de Gallo Recipe
Everyone loves a good pico recipe! This versional calls for tomatoes, green chilis, onion, cilantro, lime juice and salt and is SO addicting!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Appetizer Best Charcuterie Board
We all love to graze during holidays and parties, and what better way to do it than with a Charcuterie board?! Customize with all your favorite meats, cheeses, crackers, veggies, fruits and dips!
5 from 7 votes
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Appetizer Veggie Cups Recipe
Quick and Easy Veggie Cup Appetizers – filled with dressing and veggies, this mess-free snack is great for so many occasions.
5 from 1 vote
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Appetizer Mango Salsa Recipe
This sweet and savory Mango Salsa is perfect with chips or any Mexican meal. It’s filled with sweet pineapple, cilantro, mangoes, onion, cilantro and jalapenos making it full of flavor and simple to make.
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Easy Game Day Veggie Trays
Appetizer Game Day Veggie Tray Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
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Appetizer, Salad Caesar Salad Cups Recipe
Caesar Salad Cups are a quick, simple and tasty side dish or appetizer. They're mini salads in a cup and great for parties and get togethers!
Total Time: 14 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Snack Kale Chips Recipe
Grab a healthy snack like these crunchy baked kale chips! So much better for you than regular potato chips and super tasty too!!
5 from 8 votes
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Appetizer Strawberry Salsa Recipe
You can’t go a summer without eating this sweet and spicy strawberry salsa! The flavors are so unique. Grab some cinnamon and sugar chips or your favorite tortilla chips and dig in!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Appetizer Caprese Kabobs Recipe
Simple, quick and delicious Caprese Kabobs take minutes to throw together and are perfect for any party or get together.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Loaded pulled pork cups, a low carb and low sugar healthy appetizer

KETO APPETIZERS

Those who may eat a keto diet will prefer low carb, low sugar appetizer options. This does mean they’re typically higher in fat and protein.

Appetizer, Side Dish Air Fryer Zucchini Recipe
Crispy air fryer zucchini will give you all the flavor and none of the guilt! This healthy version still packs the flavor punch.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Appetizer, Main Course Basic Meatball Recipe
This Homemade Meatball recipe is way better than store bought, and easy too – they take minutes to put together! Made from ground beef mixed with parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, milk, and eggs. These ground beef meatballs are perfect alone or mixed in with pasta!
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 39 votes
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Appetizer Buffalo Wings Recipe
Crispy tender chicken wings tossed in the most wonderful buffalo sauce! The best party appetizer for a crowd!
5 from 9 votes
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Appetizer Sausage Stuffed Jalapeño Recipe
These sausage stuffed jalapeños are also filled with cream cheese and baked to perfection. Trust us when we say they’re a must-have appetizer at your next party.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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Appetizer Loaded Pulled Pork Cups Recipe
Savory and delicious Loaded Pulled Pork Cups have all of the tasty flavors of a BBQ dinner in one convenient bite!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Appetizer Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Recipe
This Recipe Is Inspired By One Of Our Favorite Disneyland Foods – Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers From Bengal Barbecue! These Skewers Only Require 4 Ingredients And Take Less Than 10 Minutes On The Grill! 
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Appetizer Deviled Egg Recipe
Nothing better than a smooth deviled egg appetizer! You’ll be surprised with how easy these are to make. Tons of flavor, super delicious and perfect for parties and holidays.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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Appetizer Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe
This Bacon Ranch Cheese ball is the perfect partner for your veggie tray! With cheese, bacon, and ranch flavors, you can do no wrong!
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.86 from 7 votes
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Side Dish Sweet Potato Skins Recipe
Crispy Sweet Potato Skins are a delicious buttery parmesan crusted appetizer. Whip these up for your next party!!
Total Time: 1 hour 13 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Baked buffalo wings served as an appetizer

Other Healthy appetizer Recipes

Some more ways to make appetizers healthy is to bake them or sub vegetables for meat.

Appetizer Baked Cream Cheese Rangoon Recipe
These delicious Cream Cheese Rangoons are filled with cream cheese, garlic, and green onions, then baked to crisp perfection!
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Appetizer Greek Cucumber Cups Recipe
Simple Greek Cucumber Cups are a light and delicious appetizer that whips up in minutes. They are a perfect low calorie snack!
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.67 from 3 votes
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Side Dish Zucchini Fries Recipe
These baked zucchini sticks are crusted and baked in panko, parmesan cheese, oregano, and basil. Zucchini fries are healthy AND delicious!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Appetizer, Main Course Baked Chicken Taquito Recipe
Simple and tasty baked Chicken Taquitos. These rolled tortillas are filled with chicken, cheese, salsa and so many delicious spices!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Appetizer Baked Buffalo Wings Recipe
Hot wings are a staple at any get together or party. This easy recipe will show you how to make this appetizer in the oven resulting in crispy, Baked hot wings.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Appetizer Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe
Make these buffalo cauliflower bites for your next football party! No one will even notice they are healthier or even made with cauliflower. They’re our new go-to appetizer!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Appetizer, Side Dish Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe
Baked tortilla chips are just as tasty, but with less calories. They are quick and easy to make!
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Side Dish Sweet Potato Fries recipe
These Sweet Potato Fries are so delicious and crispy. If you love sweet potatoes, you’ll love these fries because they’re simple, flavorful, made in the oven and the perfect side dish to any meal.
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
4 from 1 vote
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Appetizer, Salad Baked French Fries Recipe
Baked french fries are a healthy twist on a crunchy comfort food. They are still packed with flavor and will satiate all of the fried potato cravings.
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Appetizer Baked Chicken Wings Recipe
Deliciously crispy baked chicken wings have endless possibilities. Bake in the oven, and dip in your favorite sauces!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Be sure to check out all of our Appetizer Recipes.

For more collections, see: Easy Appetizers, Finger Food Appetizers, Cold Appetizers

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