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80 Healthy Party Appetizers, Dips & Spreads

In this post, you will find 80+ healthy party appetizers created by the best food bloggers. The list includes popular party food recipes for adults and kids such as finger foods and small bites, meatballs, chicken wings, and wing alternatives, dips and spreads, hummus, cheese boards, and more!

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Why Prepare Healthy Party Appetizers?

We do our best to eat healthy during the week but when the weekend or a holiday comes around we often turn to unhealthy foods only to regret it the next day.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! It’s absolutely possible to prepare light healthy party foods that taste delicious. Your guests will ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ and beg you for the recipe.

We all love a good get-together but organizing and hosting a party can be quite time-consuming. And providing healthy foods for your guests requires some planning. This is why I’ve compiled this list of the best healthy party appetizer recipes.

Whatever your diet or taste preference, I am sure you will find new recipes on this list that you will want to make for your next party or gathering.

What are Different Types of Parties to Serve Healthy Appetizers for?

These healthy party appetizer recipes look so good that I wouldn’t wait for a special occasion to try them. But if you are still looking for a reason, here is a list of party ideas you can make them for:

  • baby shower;
  • birthday party;
  • bridal shower;
  • Christmas party;
  • cocktail party;
  • game night with friends;
  • Halloween party;
  • holiday party;
  • housewarming party;
  • New Year’s Eve party;
  • Oscar party;
  • outdoor or garden party;
  • Superbowl party;
  • themed party.

What are Good Healthy Appetizers for A Party?

There are hundreds of different healthy appetizers you can make for a party. Here are a few examples:

  • soups or salads served in small bowls;
  • deviled eggs;
  • stuffed mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, etc;
  • lettuce cups;
  • crostini and toasts;
  • meatballs;
  • chicken wings and cauliflower “wings”;
  • cucumber rolls;
  • root vegetable or kale chips;
  • marinated olives;
  • hummus;
  • spiced nuts;
  • guacamole;
  • and more!

80+ Healthy Party Appetizers, Dips, and Spreads

On this list, you will find recipes for many popular appetizers including finger foods & small bites, meatballs, wings & wing alternatives, crostini & toasts, dips & spreads, hummus, snack boards, and more!

To get the recipe you would like to check out, click the green rectangular "Get Recipe" button located under each recipe description.

When you click the button, a new window will open where you will find the recipe and full instructions on how to make it.

The recipes are listed in the following order:

1. Finger Foods and Small Bites (19 recipes);

2. Meatballs (10 recipes);

3. Chicken Wings and Cauliflower Wing Alternatives (8 recipes);

4. Crostini, Toasts, Pita Bites, Bruschetta, etc (12 recipes).;

5. Dips and Spreads (12 recipes);

6. Hummus (10 recipes);

7. Cheese boards (12 recipes).

1. Creative Finger Foods and Small Bites (19 Recipes)

Finger foods are one-bite appetizers that are convenient to grab with your fingers and look pretty displayed on the party table.

You can make a few or make just one and complement it with foods you don't need to spend time preparing such fruits, nuts, sliced vegetables, and cheese.

2. Meatballs for Meat Lovers (10 Recipes)

Meatballs are a very popular party appetizer because they are quite filling. If you already have a favorite meatball recipe, use it! Just make the meatballs smaller and stick a toothpick in each meatball to make them easier to serve and eat.

If you would like to try something new, here are a few meatball recipes for you to choose from.

3. Chicken Wings and Cauliflower Wing Alternatives (8 Recipes)

Chicken wings are another party favorite that is quite easy to make.

Cauliflower "wings" are a popular chicken wing alternative that's much loved by vegetarians and meat lovers alike. Cauliflower "wings" look similar to chicken wings and can be made in a variety of flavors. They are much more convenient to eat at a party because you don't have to worry about messing with the bones.

4. Crostini, Toasts, Pita Bites, Bruschetta, ETC. (12 Recipes)

Small bites served on toasted pieces of bread are perfect for entertaining. They are quite easy to make and you can easily change up the flavors by using different toppings.

Use thin slices of wholemeal bread as a crostini base to reduce the number of carbs.

5. Dips and Spreads (12 Recipes)

Dips and spreads are usually quite easy to whip up. So you can prepare a few and serve them together with cut up veggies and healthy homemade or store-bought crackers.

Depending on the consistency, you can also spread them on small pieces of bread to make crostini. Top them off with olive, cherry tomato or a cucumber slice and sprinkle with some chopped herbs for an easy healthy party appetizer.

6. Creative Hummus Flavors (10 Recipes)

Hummus is a popular Middle Eastern spread made with chickpeas (a.k.a garbanzo beans) and tahini (a.k.a. sesame seed paste). Served with sliced vegetables and wholemeal crackers, hummus makes a perfect healthy party appetizer.

Hummus is very easy and quick to make and very filling. It's also fun to experiment with different flavor combinations.

7. Snack, Cheese and Fruit Boards, Trays and Platters (12 Recipes)

Snack and cheese boards are a convenient way to serve healthy party appetizers because they usually require little or no cooking.

But there is definitely an art to arranging them in an attractive way. Luckily, you don't have to worry about it because the posts below show you how to wow your guests with an epic cheese board.

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