Before throwing a party, you’ll have to decide which foods you want to put on your table. You’ll have to get inside your guest’s head and find out what they loves and if they stick to a special diet. Eventually, you will have gluten free, paleo or vegan friends. Easy healthy appetizers are the best way to feed a crowd with a variety of delicious quick finger foods that everyone can enjoy. In this easy healthy appetizers gathering, I’ll guide you through the steps to create easy party foods to entertain the smart way. If you are hosting a party very soon those easy healthy appetizers recipes are perfect to feed a crowd with tasty finger foods. Wherever it’s a birthday party, a formal cocktail party, Christmas, Thanksgiving or game night day those quick finger foods recipes will amaze your guest. Plus, they’are healthy and easy to make ahead so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the party good for you.
What are easy healthy appetizers ?
Healthy appetizers recipes are delicious finger foods recipes sneaking greens or nutritious fresh ingredients into your favorite appetizers recipes. I tend to simply define them as an healthier alternative to your classic party food recipes. Those recipes focus more on protein, heart healthy fat, complex carbs to entertain without blowing your diet. Apart from their delicious taste they are also quick and easy healthy appetizers made with less than 10 ingredients to spend more time partying with your friends and less time in the kitchen.
Easy healthy appetizers are all about taste, fun without guilt.
Why are healthy appetizers important for an amazing party ?
Providing healthy appetizers for a party will make everyone happy. And this is a great importance to a successful party, right? At home, I regularly throw up party with healthy appetizers. Whatever it is a birthday party, Christmas or simple get together with friends I love the friendly vibes of a finger foods party.
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What do people actually think about my healthy appetizers ? Well, most of them don’t even notice they are healthy appetizers. They are so delicious that the results inspire them to do similar parties at home.
Nobody will never argue about a tasty food bites that is good for him!
Preparing your easy healthy appetizers ?
In my view, preparing a party for a crowd with easy healthy appetizers has three important steps. First, you write down the list of healthy appetizers you want to put on your table. Next, you make a list of all the ingredients you need to find. Finally, you create a plan to get organize -when to starts cooking, storage – I will take you through these three steps in much more detail.
Step 1 : Make a list of Healthy Appetizers Recipes you like
Before starting anything, you’ll have to think about your party and what kind of healthy appetizers recipes you want to offer.
You have to think about simple questions like :
- Who am I inviting ?
- How many people ?
- How many healthy appetizers I want to offer per person?
- Is there a theme to my party?
- Is there guest with a special diet?
We can all answers those questions effectively. But believe me, anticipating them will bring a simple party to an amazing party. There is nothing more upsetting than a party which not enough food, or food that people can’t eat because thy are allergic to it. It happens to me at my daughter’s birthday party. I made my healthy wholewheat banana muffins with almond milk but some kids where allergic to nuts and gluten. I felt so embarrassed that they couldn’t eat them.
So take your time and literally write down on a piece of paper – or computer, or phone, of course ! Once you’re able to answer those question in detail, you are ready for the most important step : the shopping list.
Step 2: Prepare Your Shopping List
The second step of preparing an amazing party with healthy finger food is creating a list of the ingredients you need. With your recipe list in mind, you should draw the shopping list in a minute.
My easy healthy appetizers recipes don’t required fancy ingredients, but, they are not always sold in a single supermarket. In New Zealand, regular supermarket don’ always stock wholesome flours or seeds e.g flax seed meal, coconut flour, almond meal. So it is better to have few shopping list, one per store, to make sure you don’t forget anything.
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Other things to think about:
- Where do you shop?
- When do you buy your ingredients?
- Do you need storage box or zip bags to store the healthy appetizers you will make ahead?
If your list of easy healthy appetizers is clear, you will have a clear image of when to starts cooking, where to shop and how to store.
Step 3: create a make-ahead schedule for your party
The third step towards shopping is to turn all those ingredients into awesome easy healthy appetizers for all your guest. I would advise you to do that in a well structured manner – specially if it is a party for a crowd.
Start by putting the list of your recipes in a table. You can use Excel, word or a piece of paper, whatever forces you to set up a structure and to start cooking or storing food at the right time.
For example I always offer spinach balls, sweet potato tots and carrot parmesan cups on my party food table. Spinach balls and sweet potato tots freeze really well, I know I can make ahead those recipes 2 weeks before, defrost only 10 minutes before baking. But the carrot Parmesan cups will last only 2-3 days in a airtight container.
A make-ahead schedule for your party will put date on :
- When to start cooking,
- When you should defrost food,
- How to store your food
It is a time saver around holidays period!
After completing all those steps, you should have a clear overview of when to starts things and how to throw a good party with healthy food won’t be a secret for you !
50 + Easy healthy appetizers recipes Ideas
Easy healthy appetizers recipes includes a variety of bite size food recipes from vegetable cups, vegetable tots, meatballs, egg roll, roll ups, skewers, chips, fries, sliders, party mix, tacos, pizza and dips or spreads.
You could simply check Google or Pinterest to find great healthy party food recipes ideas but you will be pretty much left in the dark about the terms of diet, total time, make ahead tips. Luckily, I draw you a list of my best easy healthy appetizers recipes . All my recipe cards ensure you details on diet, preparation time, nutrition information and make-ahead tips ! Scroll down for more healthy appetizers recipe ideas, tips and tricks to throw the best healthy party.
Cauliflower Fritter Sliders with Halloumi & Cranberry Sauce
Falafel Sliders with Tzatziki Sauce
Dairy Free Fruity Smoothies ideas to pair with your easy healthy appetizers