Make yourself and everyone at the party healthier!
21. Jerked Chicken & Plantain Skewers (4 Freestyle SmartPoints)
If you’re not into shrimp but you are into skewers, this appetizer recipe is for you! This is actually one of my brother’s favorite appetizers. He asks me to bring these to every family party…even the ones that are held at restaurants. Yup, he’s a picky eater, but absolutely loves the sweet, Caribbean flavors of these skewers.
I highly recommend making these for your next party. They’ll be a hit, but watch out for over-ecstatic brothers! You’ll end up bringing a tray to family parties that are held at restaurants so that he can take it home for later…or eat them right there, in the parking lot. They’re so good, you’ll probably want to eat some in the parking lot too!
22. Oven Baked Cheesy Artichoke Dip (4 Freestyle SmartPoints)
In my world, if something is “cheesy”, it’s probably delicious. Unfortunately, that something isn’t always healthy. Luckily, our Oven Baked Cheesy Artichoke Dip IS healthy. It’s only 4 SmartPoints, and is made with healthy ingredients such as:
- Greek yogurt
- low-fat cream cheese
- artichoke hearts
- part-skim mozzarella cheese
- extra-virgin olive oil
- whole wheat bread
23. Sriracha Deviled Eggs (3 Freestyle SmartPoints)
If you love the spicy, zesty flavor of sriracha, then this recipe is right up your alley! I’m all about spicing up parties with some sriracha…especially when deviled eggs are also involved.
24. Almond Butter and Banana Sandwiches (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
I know that you might be thinking something like “why would I want to have something so sweet as an appetizer?”…well, if you have kids, then you should know that this would be a HIT at one of their parties, or one of their friends’ parties, or even just a normal family party that children will be attending.
I find it especially helpful, though, to bring healthier snack foods to kid parties that I’m going to be staying at. I mean, let’s be honest, more often than not, kid parties don’t have many healthy appetizers. So, when you get hungry, it’s hard not to end up with a hand full of M&M’s or Cheetos. Bring these little, kid-friendly sandwiches to the next kid party, and your sure to stay on track!
25. Rainbow Vegetable Spring Rolls (5 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Healthy Nibbles and Bits really hit the nail on the head with this appetizer. I could honestly eat them for dinner, they’re so good, and are just 5 SmartPoints.
26. Spicy Mango Salsa (2 Freestyle SmartPoints)
With tropical flavors that remind you of lounging in a chair on the beach mixed with spicy flavors from peppers, this salsa will have you addicted after the very first bite. Be prepared to share this recipe with everyone at the party!
27. Spicy Tailgate Meatballs (2 Freestyle SmartPoints)
Over 22 grams of protein and only 2 SmartPoints…I’d say that’s pretty amazing! These meatballs of ours are great not just for tailgates, but for any game day! I whipped them up for my Super Bowl party and they were a hit!