It’s that time of year when there’s parties and potlucks that bring everyone together to celebrate the holidays. Keep it nutritious by serving some of these delicious and healthy holiday appetizers. We promise they’re crowd pleasers!
This tasty dip is chock full of veggies and flavor, which is sure to satisfy any guest. Kale, which is also known as the “queen of leafy greens”, is full of vitamins A, K, C, B-6, and is also full of anti-oxidants. No wonder it’s the queen! And it’s mixed with nutritious artichoke which helps detoxify the body and improve the health of the liver, while aiding in digestive issues like indigestion, constipation, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Hummus is always a crowd pleaser and when it’s mixed with another favorite, avocado in this spicy dip – you know you have a winner. Paired with these nutritious baked sweet potato chips or your favorite veggies keeps it healthy, too. The sweet potatoes provide vitamin D, iron, potassium, and are just simply delicious in this recipe, that you’ll want to eat these year round!
Here’s a twist on a party favorite that brings in just a little more nutrition so you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in this delicious dip. The first layer uses nutrient powerhouse, black beans, which have lots of protein and fiber. These little guys help maintain bone health and regulate blood pressure – two great things! And this recipe swaps out that fattening sour cream for Greek yogurt, which is full of potassium, vitamin B-12, and protein. But besides all these health benefits, this dip is just super tasty!
Who doesn’t love onion rings? And these baked ones are always a party favorite. Onions have so many health benefits, too so it’s good to get them any way you can! They contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar, as well as lowering the risks of certain kinds of cancer, maintaining healthy skin and hair, and improving mood. Sounds like an amazing list of health benefits!
This pretty appetizer looks great if you want to impress your guests, but it’s also nutritious! Cucumbers have an anti-inflammatory element called fisetin that plays an important role in brain health, improves your memory, and protects nerve cells from age-related decline. Then pair this nutritious veggie with creamy avocado and you have a delicious appetizer that’s packed with health benefits. Yum!