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11 Healthy Party Appetizers

Ditch the Fat, Not the Fun!


Air-popped Popcorn (just 30 calories per serving): Popcorn is a whole grain, and 1 cup of is low in calories for such a large volume of food. Spritz with nonstick spray, then sprinkle on oregano, black pepper and parmesan cheese.

Fruit and cheese (115 calories; 7 g fat in one ounce of cheddar cheese): Skip the crackers and serve cheese with fruit instead. Cheese is full of calcium and protein, and the fruit helps bring out its flavor. Swap low-fat for full-fat cheese and remember that one serving of cheese is about as big as a pair of dice.

Deviled eggs (65 calories; 3 g fat per half-egg serving): Halve the mayo in the recipe to save calories and fat. These are another filling, healthy treat. Instead of your typical filling, try hummus, salsa, or even that smoked salmon mousse. It sounds strange, but it will look gourmet!

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A former newspaper reporter, Stepfanie now writes about nutrition, health, fitness and cooking. She is a certified Ashtanga yoga teacher who enjoys running, international travel and all kinds of vegetables. See all of Stepfanie's articles.

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