Bite It: 15 Healthier Bite-sized Party Food Recipes
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Dinner party appetizers don’t have to kill your healthy-eating mojo! This list of 15 healthier bite-sized party food recipes will leave you satisfied without feeling like you over-indulged.
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The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and for many people, those New Year’s resolutions are slipping farther and farther away.
And while I don’t really care for sports, I’m all about indulging in a fun appetizer spread – game day or not! But with the holidays in the not too distant past, I feel like there needed to be some more healthy options added into the mix.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good over-the-top, decadent appetizer, too, but sometimes I.just.need.a.break.
It’s all about options here, people.
So, without further ado, here are 15 healthier options for your next game day spread, Super Bowl party, dinner party, or cocktail party. There’s a nice mix of recipes here that are sure to impress your guests.
- Caprese Eggplant Roll Ups
Just 4 ingredients and some quality olive oil is all you need for these gorgeously grilled vegetarian skewers.
- Cheesy Broiled Endive Appetizer
A quick trip to the broiler makes the edges of these low-carb, cheese-covered bites a crispy, golden brown treat.
- Endive Beet Bites
Crumbled walnuts, fresh herbs, and a drizzle of Caesar dressing are the perfect toppings for these vibrant bites.
- Falafel-Spiced Cucumber Bites
A healthy party appetizer with major Middle Eastern flair! These bites are quick & easy to assemble and are perfect for Super Bowl Sunday, game day, holiday meals and last minute cocktail parties.
- French-Inspired Deviled Eggs
These mayo-free beauties get a big boost of flavor from fresh tarragon, cornichons and dijon.
- Garlicky Goat Cheese + Herb Stuffed Peppadews
Sweet and a little spicy, these addictive stuffed peppers are the perfect accompaniment to any appetizer spread!
- Healthy Hummus Stuffed Peppers
Because sweet mini bell peppers make everything more adorably delicious!
- Low Carb Taco Bites
Cheddar cheese forms the bowls for these itty bitty, low-carb treats.
- No Mayo Deviled Eggs
No mayo? No problem! This easy to make, classic deviled egg recipe is a party appetizer favorite made with pantry staples.
- Prosciutto Wrapped Apple Bites
You’re just 4 ingredients away from these simple, elegant, sweet-and-salty bites.
- Sesame Soy Smoked Salmon Crostini
Upgrade your crostini game by incorporating avocado, smoked salmon, and a mix of black & white sesame seeds.
- Smoked Salmon Roll-ups
This 5 ingredient party food recipe is simple and delicious and easy to make ahead of time – perfect for game day!
- Tuna Tartare with Avocado
Lentil crackers serve as the base for these upscale raw seafood bites.
- Tuna Tostada with Avocado Dressing + Chipotle Sour Cream
These bite-sized beauties have a Mexican flair that will wow your dinner party guests. You’ll love how easy this tuna tostada appetizer is to put together!
- Vegan Zucchini Rolls with Herbed Cashew Ricotta, Mint and Avocado
Roll up the fun with these deliciously elegant, no-cook appetizers.
Looking for even more bite-sized favorites? Check out some of our top-rated appetizer recipes:
- Goat Cheese-Stuffed Quinoa & Kale Balls with Romesco Sauce
- Killer Shrimp Cocktail
- Cheesy Bacon + Apple Croissants
- Veggie Cream Cheese Roll-ups
- Patatas Bravas with Chipotle Aioli
- Marcona Almond + Dried Cherry Popcorn with Crispy Rosemary
- Big Shrimpin’ Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Grit Cakes
- New Year’s Eve Appetizer Roundup
- Bluecoast’s Raw Tuna with Pickled Peach & Corn Relish
- Grilled Niçoise Salad Flatbreads
- Cheesy Potato Skins with Smoky-BBQ Shredded Beets
These are some tasty-sounding appetizers – I agree healthier can still be tasty! Thanks for including my caprese eggplant roll ups.
YES! Those roll ups look SO good – it’s such a fun twist on caprese salad. And those grill marks have me swooooooning!
Samantha | My Kitchen Love
Loving the healthier options for what can turn into a fully loaded day! Thanks for including my Endive Bites!
Yes! Endive is such a fun option for appetizers – so elegant and not used often enough!
What a great round-up! No sacrificing taste for being healthy-ier…. 🙂
Exactly! I love having both options at parties, personally.
Abby @ WinsteadWandering
These all sound SO good, but I think I’d be happy with just a plateful of the goat cheese and herb peppadews. Yum!
Yes!! They’re sooooo addictive! I love that sweet heat with the creamy goat cheese inside. YUM!
Yaaaasssss! I love party foods. I am already in the thick of planning for our Super Bowl party. So fun!
Hope the game day eats treated you well!
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
I am always on the lookout for fun party foods. These look great, and the fact they are easy to make is a bonus for sure.
Yes! Entertaining doesn’t have to be difficult!
How’d the game day spread go? I ended up being stuck in an airport overnight and totally missed it – glad I wasn’t hosting this year!
Great healthy party appetizers to bring to parties. I also love that you had updated recipes for deviled eggs and roll-ups. It’s always fund to bring something out of the ordinary.
Yes! A good twist on a classic is always welcome IMO!
Elaine @ Dishes Delish
Love, love, love your list of delicious healthy apps! Especially the deviled eggs! I can’t wait to try a few of these at my next get together! Awesome roundup!
Thanks so much, Elaine! I’m a sucker for a good deviled egg!
Oh man, I’m having a hard time picking a favorite out of this list – I’m thinking the hummus stuffed peppers!
Aren’t they so pretty?! I need to try those beauties, stat!
What a great resource for healthy appetizers, thanks for this! I’ve been indulging in too much junk, perfect timing.
I feel like, especially after the end-of-year holidays, healthier foods are in order. But they can still be fun, right??
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
This is an awesome roundup. The beet bites sound so good!
Thanks so much! And YES – those are gorgeous! I need to give them a try soon!
This is a great roundup. What a fantastic alternative to all of the unhealthy Superbowl eats!
I enjoy my fair share of unhealthy snacks, but I love seeing at least SOME healthy options in the mix!
These all sound fantastic! I love party food!!
Party food is the best! I’m down for an appetizer spread any day!
Great roundup! While I’m all for splurging once or twice a year on decadent, cheesy party food, balance is so important. Such a great list to make sure we include a few healthy options, too!
Balance is very important! Makes you appreciate all of the things even more!