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Planning that perfect party or get together is no easy thing. Especially when it comes to the food.
And if you’re planning to wow your guests and leave them drooling for more, then you know you need to have some tasty delicacies on hand.
Being on a diet, or trying to eat healthier doesn’t mean you have to settle for bland and boring meals.
You can still make and enjoy some of the best kick-ass appetizers and finger foods that are not only super delicious, but also healthy too.
In this post, you’ll discover 30 of these incredible appetizer recipes you can make in just a jiffy.
Whether you’re planning for game day, a special get together, or just want something yummy to enjoy before dinner, these tasty and healthy finger foods will more than satisfy your cravings.
Get ready to drool.
30 Healthy Appetizer Recipes
1) Mexican Pinwheel
You just can’t go wrong with pinwheels. Their ability to combine different layers of yumminess always ensures they come out with the best possible flavor.
This version sure packs a punch by combining beans, peppers, spinach, and of course enough cheesy goodness as well. It’s all wrapped in a hummus-covered spinach tortilla and voila. You’re good to go.
Serve with your favorite dips and enjoy. This one uses some good old salsa. Plus, it comes around in just 10 minutes from scratch.
2) Caprese Salad Bites
You don’t always need a boatload of ingredients to create something epic you know.
This recipe requires just 3 simple ingredients (cubed mozzarella, tomatoes and basil) all arranged perfectly on skewers and covered in a nice rosemary balsamic dressing.
A serving of this delight packs only 68 calories, so don’t hold back.
3) Cucumber Appetizer Bites
Speaking of simple, easy and tasty things to whip up in a jiffy, these cucumber bites are another amazing healthy appetizer idea.
Sliced cucumber is topped with creamy and delicious buffalo chicken and in just 15 minutes from scratch. Sign me up.
4) Watermelon Feta Appetizers
Leaning towards something a bit more sweet than savory? Then try out these watermelon feta bites. It features watermelon cubes, topped with feta and mint.
It’s pretty simple and easy to put together, and will help keep your mouths and stomachs busy till the main meal of the day arrives.
5) Baked Hummus & Feta Cauliflower Bites
Just one bite is all it takes to get you hooked on this. You would’ve also never guessed that these bite-sized delights pack less than 50 calories per serving.
Pair with your favorite dips and enjoy.
6) Skinny Bruschetta Zucchini Chips
These are not your regular everyday ‘chips’. For this recipe, flour and panko covered zucchini slices are topped with a nice tomato Bruschetta.
Not only do these pack a ton of good flavor, they also come together easily in under 30 minutes. So you can whip these out even on short notice.
7) Mexican Pinwheels
These delicious Mexican pinwheels combine juicy chicken, salsa and lots of cheesy goodness, seasoned to perfection and wrapped in tortillas.
There’s no way you’ll be able to stop at one. Make this in just 15 minutes from scratch too.
8) Cucumber Appetizers With Sardine Spread
Cucumber slices served with special toppings are one of the easiest appetizers you can think of. And if you get your choice of toppings right, they’re also super yummy.
This version uses a nice sardine carrot mustard mix for the toppings, and I assure you, it is nothing short of amazing.
9) Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken
I mean, who says no to delicious and perfectly crispy chicken? This drool-worthy bang bang chicken recipe is sure to knock your socks off and keep you coming back for more.
It’s packed with flavor, and can easily be made low carb and keto-friendly too.
10) Keto Sausage Balls
Just because you’re on a low carb or ketogenic diet, doesn’t mean you get to miss out on all the yummy delights at your gatherings. These sausage balls are low in carbs, keto friendly and also super tasty.
They combine ground sausage, almond flour and cream cheese, and seasoned to perfection. And at 1g net carb per serving, you really can’t afford to say no.
11) Air Fryer Meatballs
Speaking of things that are perfectly crispy and juicy, these air fryer meatballs are a must try.
The meatballs are made with a chicken zucchini mixed, and seasoned to perfection. Not only are they super delicious and pack a ton of flavor, they’re also pretty guilt-free too.
Each serving of this yummy delight packs just 50 calories. Yep, you read that right.
12) Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños
I’ll take a bacon-wrapped anything, any day, and anytime. These chicken-stuffed and bacon-wrapped jalapenos are as easy to assemble as they are delicious. And they’ll have your guests licking their fingers for sure.
13) Buffalo Cauliflower
Trust me when I say you can put buffalo sauce on just about anything and it’ll still taste amazing. These buffalo cauliflower bites are so easy to make and so good, you’ll want to have them at every party.
14) Avocado Goat Cheese Cucumber Appetizers
For this delight, mashed avocados are combined with goat cheese, a bit of lemon juice and some tabasco sauce, and served atop cucumber slices.
This recipe is also low carb and keto friendly, coming out at just 1g net carbs per serving and a tiny 36 calories. So go ahead and dig in.
15) Butternut Squash Bites
With only 7 simple ingredients, these butternut squash bites will become one of your favorite go to healthy appetizer for parties and events.
Made with a mix of butternut squash, sage and cheddar, seasoned to perfection and garnished with pumpkin seeds, these bite-sized delights are as nutritious as they are yummy.
The overall mixture is served in some phyllo dough shells, and pack just 75 calories per delicious serving.
16) Cauliflower Tots
Step aside tater tots. These homemade cauliflower tots are every bit as yummy and flavorful, and with only a fraction of the carbs. You’ll be surprised at how quickly they’ll disappear once they hit the table.
17) Shrimp Appetizers
I’m sure my seafood lovers are going to drool over this. It’s made by combining perfectly cooked shrimp, cucumber slices, guacamole and salmon.
It’s a super tasty and healthy appetizer to whip up in just a matter of minutes. And each serving packs only about 30 calories, which makes it even better.
18) Keto Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sliders
This low carb bacon, egg, cheese and guacamole sliders are a complete no-brainer. Not only are they super quick and easy to make, but they’re also great for ketosis. Each serving delivers just 2g net carbs.
19) Spinach Artichoke Zucchini Bites
This rich, creamy and cheesy delight is honestly impossible to resist. To make this, zucchini slices are topped with a nice veggie, cream and cheese mix, and then baked to perfection.
It all comes together in under 30 minutes from scratch, and is sure to leave you and your guests satisfied.
20) Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
I mean, who honestly says no to juicy and delicious chicken wrapped in bacon? These mini bacon chicken bites are the ultimate party appetizer, sure to leave everyone smiling. Each serving delivers just about 50 calories.
21) Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices
These are the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Not only are they super quick to make (in just 10 minutes from scratch), they’re also super yummy.
Juicy chicken is combined with cranberries, pecans and some celery, in a tasty and creamy mixture, and served atop apple slices.
22) Quinoa Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Their little size, and their ability to hold a good number of tasty ingredients are some of the reasons why stuffed mushrooms make a wonderful go-to healthy appetizer.
This version combines veggies like spinach, with quinoa and tasty pecans, and of course, more than enough cheesy goodness to leave you wanting more. And all in under 30 minutes too.
23) Cheesy Quinoa Veggie Bites
This simple 4-ingredient healthy appetizer is super easy to make, and sure to be a hit even among your picky eaters.
It combines properly cooked quinoa, with veggies of your choice, and lots of yummy cheesy goodness and in less than 30 minutes from scratch too. They can also make a wonderful addition to your lunchbox as well.
24) Paleo Baked Chicken Tenders with Sriracha Ketchup
Wish you had a healthier way to enjoy some delicious crispy chicken? Well look no further. These chicken tenders made with almond flour and with zero oil, are just the perfect thing for you.
You won’t be able to keep your hands off of these for sure. Once they’re ready, you can pair with a nice sriracha ketchup dip, or your dip of preference, and enjoy.
25) Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
If you needed more proof that bacon makes everything better, then this is it. This is certainly not your average stuffed veggie recipe.
It features tasty and juicy tomatoes, stuffed with a bacon, mayo and green onions mixture. You also don’t need to fire up the oven or stove for this one. This is a perfect no-stress and no-cook delight.
And coming out at just 1g net carb per serving, these stuffed tomatoes are also low carb and keto friendly.
26) Healthier Homemade Pigs in a Blanket
These pigs in a blanket are way healthier and more nutritious than the classic version, but still every bit as tasty.
Made with a sweet potato and almond flour crust, they come out naturally low carb and gluten free, and still so yummy.
27) Keto Zucchini Fries
Just because you can’t have regular fries on keto, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the next best thing.
These simple and tasty zucchini fries are seasoned and baked to perfection in the air fryer, and make a wonderful keto appetizer to enjoy without guilt. Each wholesome serving delivers just 3g net carbs.
28) Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Devilled eggs always are a no-brainer when it comes to easy, tasty and healthy appetizers. These guacamole devilled eggs offer a more interesting twist on the classic recipe, and are honestly just so good.
29) Prosciutto-Wrapped Caprese Salad Bites
Enjoy all the yummy flavors of your favorite caprese salad, in these delicious bite-sized and prosciutto ham-wrapped version.
With only a handful of ingredients required, these come together pretty quickly, and will disappear from the plate just as quickly too.
30) Grilled Polenta with Mozzarella and Tomatoes
For this recipe, polenta, which is made from ground corn is grilled to perfection, and then topped with mozzarella and balsamic tomatoes.
It comes together in just about 30 minutes, and makes a wonderful springtime/summertime treat to enjoy with friends and family.
Planning your next party or get together will be a walk in the park with these delicious and healthy appetizers on hand. Which one’s your favorite? Let me know down below.