Sink your teeth into these nutritious nibbles.
Appetizer recipes are often appetizing to look at, but not so appetizing to the waistline. Instead, dish out these 15 Weight Watchers appetizer recipes that will help keep you on track with your healthy body goals.
Whether you’re fixing these for a quiet date night, a family party, or a get-together with friends, these recipes are so delicious that it might surprise you they’re full of nutrition. In contrast, restaurant starters are notoriously heavy on salt, fat, and calories. Packaged appetizers aren’t the best choice, either. They’re often high in calories, salt, sugar, or artificial sweeteners.
Homemade recipes like these Weight Watchers appetizers are a smart way to nosh without wrecking your healthy menu plan. The appetizer ideas below incorporate clean-eating ingredients that focus on minimally processed or whole foods, including mushrooms, cucumbers, kidney beans, spinach, and more. These foods deliver the nutrients your body needs—and none of the junk that makes it hard to shed fat or maintain a healthy weight.
1. Veggie Platter with Pesto Hummus (4 Freestyle SmartPoints)
This veggie extravaganza is a delicious addition to any table, whether it’s your own gathering or a pal’s potluck.
2. Tuna Cucumber Sandwiches (2 Freestyle SmartPoints)
You and guests will enjoy this refreshing, light appetizer that’s big on fresh flavor and low on Weight Watchers SmartPoints.
3. Paleo Stuffed Mushrooms (1 Freestyle SmartPoint)
Low calorie and super tasty, this mushroom dish is the perfect way to snack healthy at any shindig.
4. Skinny Bell Pepper Nacho Boats (4 Freestyle SmartPoints)
SkinnyMs. co-founder Gale Compton developed this yummy recipe as a healthy, clean-eating alternative to many nacho recipes. The perfect party food made better!
5. Chili Stuffed Potato Skins (7 Freestyle SmartPoints)
When you need hearty Weight Watchers appetizers, put this recipe on your go-to menu. It includes lean turkey, kidney beans, and all your favorite southwestern flavors.