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30 Healthy Appetizer Recipes – Amazing Party Finger Foods Ideas

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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

Mexican Pinwheel
Via: A Couple Cooks

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.

Get the recipe at – A Couple Cooks

2) Caprese Salad Bites

Caprese Salad Bites
Via: Homemade Food Junkie

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.

Get the recipe at – Homemade Food Junkie

3) Cucumber Appetizer Bites

Cucumber Appetizer Bites
Via: IFoodReal

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.

Get the recipe at – IFoodReal

4) Watermelon Feta Appetizers

Watermelon Feta Appetizers
Via: Mantitlement

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.

Get the recipe at – Mantitlement

5) Baked Hummus & Feta Cauliflower Bites

Baked Hummus & Feta Cauliflower Bites
Via: Cookin Canuck

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.

Get the recipe at – Cookin Canuck

Also See: 35 High Protein Low Calorie Snack To Eat For Weight Loss

6) Skinny Bruschetta Zucchini Chips

Skinny Bruschetta Zucchini Chips
Via: Joyful Healthy Eats

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.

Get the recipe at – Joyful Healthy Eats

7) Mexican Pinwheels

Mexican Pinwheels
Via: Super Healthy Kids

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.

Get the recipe at – Super Healthy Kids

8) Cucumber Appetizers With Sardine Spread

Cucumber Appetizers With Sardine Spread
Via: Claudia Canu

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.

Get the recipe at – Claudia Canu

9) Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken

Air Fryer Bang Bang Chicken
Via: Wholesome Delicious

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.

Get the recipe at – Wholesome Delicious

10) Keto Sausage Balls

Keto Sausage Balls
Via: Healthy Little Peach

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.

Get the recipe at – Healthy Little Peach

Also See: 25 Yummy Keto Appetizers That’ll Keep You In Ketosis

11) Air Fryer Meatballs

Air Fryer Meatballs
Via: Jz Eats

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.

Get the recipe at – Jz Eats

12) Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños

Cheesy Chicken Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeños
Via: The Defined Dish

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.

Get the recipe at – The Defined Dish

13) Buffalo Cauliflower

Buffalo Cauliflower
Via: Dinner At The Zoo

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.

Get the recipe at – Dinner At The Zoo

14) Avocado Goat Cheese Cucumber Appetizers

Avocado Goat Cheese Cucumber Appetizers
Via: Haute And Healthy Living

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.

Get the recipe at – Haute And Healthy Living

15) Butternut Squash Bites

Butternut Squash Bites
Via: Kroll’s Korner

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.

Get the recipe at – Kroll’s Korner

Also See: 30 Super Easy Dinner Recipes With Just 5 Ingredients Or Less

16) Cauliflower Tots

Cauliflower Tots
Via: Delish

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.

Get the recipe at – Delish

17) Shrimp Appetizers

Shrimp Appetizers
Via: Healthy Life Trainer

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.

Get the recipe at – Healthy Life Trainer

18) Keto Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sliders

Keto Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sliders
Via: Moscato Mom

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.

Get the recipe at – Moscato Mom

19) Spinach Artichoke Zucchini Bites

Spinach Artichoke Zucchini Bites
Via: Delish

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.

Get the recipe at – Delish

20) Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
Via: Joe’s Healthy Meals

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.

Get the recipe at – Joe’s Healthy Meals

Also See: 25 Healthy Chicken Recipes That’ll Make You Drool

21) Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices

Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices
Via: Yummy Addiction

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.

Get the recipe at – Yummy Addiction

22) Quinoa Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Quinoa Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Via: Lauren Kelly Nutrition

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.

Get the recipe at – Lauren Kelly Nutrition

23) Cheesy Quinoa Veggie Bites

Cheesy Quinoa Veggie Bites
Via: Cupcake And Kale Chips

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.

Get the recipe at – Cupcake And Kale Chips

24) Paleo Baked Chicken Tenders with Sriracha Ketchup

Paleo Baked Chicken Tenders with Sriracha Ketchup
Via: The Lemon Bowl

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.

Get the recipe at – The Lemon Bowl

25) Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Bacon Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes
Via: The Recipe Girl

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.

Get the recipe at – The Recipe Girl

Also See: 20 Delicious Keto Snack Recipes That’ll Help You Burn Fat

26) Healthier Homemade Pigs in a Blanket

Healthier Homemade Pigs in a Blanket
Via: A Spicy Kitchen

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.

Get the recipe at – A Spicy Kitchen

27) Keto Zucchini Fries

Keto Zucchini Fries
Via: What Great Grandma Ate

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.

Get the recipe at – What Great Grandma Ate

28) Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Guacamole Deviled Eggs
Via: Simply Recipes

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.

Get the recipe at – Simply Recipes

29) Prosciutto-Wrapped Caprese Salad Bites

Prosciutto-Wrapped Caprese Salad Bites
Via: Savoring Today

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.

Get the recipe at – Savoring Today

30) Grilled Polenta with Mozzarella and Tomatoes

Grilled Polenta with Mozzarella and Tomatoes
Via: Two Healthy Kitchens

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.

Get the recipe at – Two Healthy Kitchens


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.

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