3 Healthy Holiday Appetizers for Potlucks and Parties

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

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December means work potlucks and holiday parties, leaving hosts and guests alike searching Pinterest and recipe websites for something to contribute. Deciding what crowd-pleasing dish to bring can certainly be puzzling. Offering something healthy can make the selection even more challenging. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with three nutrient-dense easy-to-make appetizers:
Skewers are an easy crowd-pleaser– convenient to grab and eat. These bites offer a balanced combination of sweet and savory with a hint of pepper from arugula. Easy to make, simply skewer on the ingredients and drizzle the balsamic reduction for a beautiful contrast.
Whether you’re hosting or bringing a dish, this easy-to-make festive holiday is an eye catcher. The hummus dip is filled with healthy fats and protein to add a satisfying element. The toppings double as a nutrient punch and decorative holiday element.
These crunchy, sweet and savory delights offer healthy fats from the avocado and protein from the shrimp – adding a satisfying element. The shrimp are marinated in a honey-and-soy sauce mixture with generous fresh garlic and then cooked on the stovetop. Placed on a cucumber slice topped with guacamole, it’s a perfect bite of varying textures.
Shanthi Appelö is a registered dietitian and health and wellness spokesperson for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan based in Detroit. For more recipes and health information, visit ahealthiermichigan.org.
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