30+ Easy Healthy Appetizers

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Whether you’re hosting a party, planning a casual get-together, or simply looking for some nutritious appetizers, we’ve got you covered. In this list of 30+ easy healthy appetizers, you will find some delicious crowd-pleasing options that are visually appealing and offer a perfect balance of flavors and nutrients, making them a great choice for any occasion.


So get ready to elevate your appetizer game with these healthy appetizer ideas that are easy to make, bursting with flavor, and won’t compromise your health goals. From tangy dip recipes to crispy baked vegetables, these appetizers will impress and leave you craving more.

Say goodbye to those boring finger foods and these impressive appetizers made using simple ingredients with only a few minutes of prep. So what are you waiting for? Choose your favorite ones and prepare an impressive appetizer plate to impress everyone.

What Are Appetizers?

Also known as starters, appetizers are small dishes or snacks served before the main course of a meal. They are designed to stimulate the appetite and preview the flavors and textures to come.

Served at various types of gatherings, such as parties, dinners, or social events, healthy appetizer recipes come in various forms, including hot or cold dishes, finger foods, dips, or spreads.

Appetizers Vs. Snacks

Appetizers are small dishes served before meals to stimulate the appetite and set the tone for the main course, while snacks, on the other hand, are small food items that can be enjoyed at any time of the day.

Common Healthy Ingredients For Making Appetizers

When it comes to making easy healthy appetizers, you can use a long list of nutritious ingredients to create flavorful and satisfying bites. Here are some common healthy ingredients that you can find in any grocery store:

  • Fresh vegetables include cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, carrots, zucchini, and broccoli. 
  • Lean protein like grilled chicken breast, turkey, shrimp, tofu, or beans.
  • Nuts and seeds. Almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, or pecans are used in many appetizer recipes to add a crunchy texture and healthy fats.
  • Avocado. Either mashed, sliced, or used as a creamy base for dips and spreads, avocado adds healthy fats, fiber, and a smooth texture to your appetizers.

Dill Dip

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Dill Dip is a creamy homemade dip made with fresh dill that is perfect for dipping all your favorite vegetables, chips, and even bread.
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Easy Guacamole Recipe (5 Minutes)

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This quick & easy guacamole recipe is made with a handful of healthy ingredients and is ready in 5 minutes! This simple guacamole dip is our favorite appetizer and we always make it on tacos nights! Watch the video to learn how to make this guacamole recipe!
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Creamy Garlic Herb Sauce | Sauce, Dressing Or Dip

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This creamy garlic herb sauce made with garden fresh herbs is so easy to make and you’ll want to put it on everything. 
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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball

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This Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball recipe is easy to make and a hit at every party. It’s the best cheese ball recipe, super creamy, loaded with crispy bacon, chives, and sharp cheddar. Ready in just 15 minutes, it’s a must-have appetizer for any holiday table!
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Whipped Feta Cranberry Dip

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Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas appetizer menus, this “gone in a flash” dip is both festive and flavorful. A combination of Greek Feta cheese, cream cheese, and honey perfectly complement tart and sweet homemade cranberries. 
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Greek Feta Dip

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This Creamy Greek Feta Dip is the best if you want to make a mezze platter, and is one of the most flavorful, amazing recipes that I’ve found for pairing with raw veggies or pita chips.
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Homemade Salsa

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Break out the tortilla chips! This homemade salsa recipe is zesty, fresh, and super easy to make. Enjoy it as a dip, or pile it onto tacos, nachos, and more.
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Easy Cauliflower Hummus

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Cauliflower hummus is silky smooth and made without chickpeas. It's healthy, loaded with veggies, and tastes similar to the original. This incredibly delicious low-carb hummus recipe it's also paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and Whole30 friendly.
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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops are the perfect appetizer or even main course that is sure to keep your people happy! They are coated in a sweet and savory herb glaze and baked to perfection in just around 30 minutes!
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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

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These Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are the best easy party appetizers that are super easy to make and everyone loves. Made with fresh jalapenos, cream cheese, green onion, and crispy bacon, they are always a crowd-pleaser!
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Easy Keto Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries In The Air Fryer

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If you are looking for a quick keto snack or appetizer, try these easy keto bacon wrapped avocado fries that you can make in the air fryer. I only used 3 ingredients and it takes about 15 minutes to make. Easy Peasy. And not only are they decadent and delicious, they have only 0.5g net carbs!
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Cream Cheese and Cheddar Ham Roll-Ups

Cream Cheese and Cheddar Ham Roll Ups are easy to whip up party appetizers for any special gathering or holiday party! These Ham Roll ups are filled cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and green onion. Snack on these delicious ham roll-ups with every occasion possible
Cream Cheese and Cheddar Ham Roll-Ups are easy to whip up party appetizers for any special gathering or holiday party!
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Best Deviled Eggs

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Looking for the Best Deviled Eggs recipe?  These creamy, slightly spicy deviled eggs are a unique alternative to the classic egg dish and are sure to be everyone's favorite!  Ideal to serve at a potluck, BBQ, picnic, holiday party, or any type of gathering.
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Mini Keto Corn Dog Muffins

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These easy keto corn dog muffins are the ultimate snack or appetizer that everyone loves. Made with just 7 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep, these low carb corn dog muffins are completely grain-free and sugar-free. Actually, they are perfect for so many occasions, such as game day, breakfast, or even school lunch for your kids.
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Easy Delicious Low Carb Keto Mini Cheeseburger with Big Mac Sauce

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These delicious mini cheeseburgers are baked in the oven and served with the tastiest big mac sauce. They’re so easy to make, perfect for a party or game day as appetizers. Everyone will love these bite-sized snacks completed by a flavourful special sauce.
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Keto Chicken Meatballs

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Ready in just 20 minutes, these keto chicken meatballs are the best gluten-free and low-carb recipe for a snack or quick meal. So learn how to prepare the best juicy chicken meatballs using only a few healthy ingredients and enjoy them with your favorite sauce or side dish.
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Air fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

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Air fryer buffalo cauliflower wings are a zesty, low carb vegetarian way to satisfy your wing cravings. Cauliflower florets get coated in spicy, bold buffalo sauce for a snack or appetizer you’ll adore. Making this tasty treat in your air fryer allows you to enjoy slightly crisp tender take on the classic without the added calories of deep frying.
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Air Fryer Cauliflower

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This Air Fryer Cauliflower is a super easy side dish that no one can resist. Ready in less than 15 minutes, learn how to make the best air fried cauliflower with crisp edges that’s flavorful and tender.
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Air Fryer Zucchini Fries

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These crunchy air fryer zucchini fries are the only way you’ll ever want to cook zucchini again made with a parmesan and panko breading!
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Turnip Fries

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Learn how to make turnip fries in the oven with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. These baked turnip fries are a perfect side dish for all French fries lovers but without the carbs and calories. 
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Perfectly crisp-tender zucchini chips baked from start to finish – guilt-free, healthy and just so stinking good!
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Cucumber Smoked Salmon Appetizer with Dill Cream Cheese

These little cucumber smoked salmon appetizers are not only elegant but delicious and quick to make. Extremely easy to assemble, this appetizer will surely impress your friends at the next dinner or party.
These little cucumber smoked salmon appetizers are not only elegant but delicious and quick to make. Extremely easy to assemble, this appetizer will surely impress your friends at the next dinner or party.
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These spinach artichoke zucchini bites are perfect for parties, a quick lunch, or a filling snack. Kids love them too!
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Cauliflower Tots (Baked or Air Fryer)

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These Cauliflower Tots are easy and a delicious way to eat more veggies! The combo of cauliflower with cheese, bread crumbs and seasoning makes for the perfect veggie tot and cooks up beautifully crisp in your air fryer or oven! 
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Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms

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These stuffed mushrooms are an extremely popular appetizer at any party that's super easy to make and perfect for a quick snack. Soft and juicy mushrooms are stuffed with a garlicky and cheesy filling.
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Tomato and Mozzarella Pesto Caprese Skewers

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This easy 4-ingredients Caprese salad skewers recipe with pesto is an appetizer you can make in just a few minutes. A full of flavor, quick and healthy appetizer that’s a crowd-pleaser. Perfect for any friends and family gathering!
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Antipasto Bites

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These antipasto skewers are a favorite snack and can be made well in advance!
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Zucchini Slice

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This Zucchini Slice recipe is easy to make from scratch for lunch or dinner with cheese and bacon. It’s a hearty and healthy zucchini casserole that’s a family favorite.
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Greek Salad Sushi

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Love sushi but not a fan of how long it takes (not to mention the mess?) Today’s we’re making a Mediterranean-inspired Greek Salad Sushi that takes everything good about Greek salad and wraps it up into a delicious sushi roll!
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Sausage Balls

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These sausage cheese balls are easy to make, the perfect appetizer or snack, packed with flavor and protein. It’s a flavorful meatball made with breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, eggs, and coconut flour.
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Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

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Crunchy and creamy with just a kick of heat, Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks are the perfect appetizer to serve up on game day!
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Everything But the Bagel Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers

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These Cream Cheese Stuffed Mini Peppers are a perfect appetizer for parties and weekend gatherings. The peppers are filled with cream cheese and topped with Everything Bagel Seasoning for an irresistible keto snack!
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30 Easy Healthy Appetizers

30+ Easy Healthy Appetizers

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Prep time 10 minutes
Yelds 10 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


Whether you’re hosting a party, planning a casual get-together, or simply looking for some nutritious appetizers, we’ve got you covered. In this list of 30+ easy healthy appetizers, you will find some delicious crowd-pleasing options that are visually appealing and offer a perfect balance of flavors and nutrients, making them a great choice for any occasion.
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  • ¼ cup basil pesto
  • 20 mini mozzarella balls bocconcini or cubed mozzarella
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • ½ oz fresh basil approximately 30 leaves
  • 10 wooden mini-skewers or toothpicks


  • Begin by washing the cherry tomatoes and basil leaves. Pat them dry and set them aside. If the basil leaves are large, you can cut them in half.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mozzarella balls and basil pesto. Mix them well and let the mixture rest for at least 15 minutes in the refrigerator. For best results, allow it to marinate overnight.
  • Take one skewer and thread a cherry tomato onto it, followed by a basil leaf, a mozzarella ball, another basil leaf, and finally another cherry tomato. Repeat this process, alternating these three ingredients, depending on the length of your skewers.
  • Now you have a delicious and visually appealing appetizer ready to be enjoyed!
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy appetizers
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