Tastier Ways to Kick Off Your Holiday Feast

By , Denise Tausig
Holiday music is playing just about everywhere you go and the lights are shining bright—there’s no doubt that the holidays are here. For many, that means feeling stressed as they prepare for all the shopping, parties and gift wrapping that goes hand in hand with the holiday season. Lucky for you, finding a healthy appetizer doesn't have to be the source of worry or panic. If you are hosting a holiday party or have been asked to bring an appetizer to a party, make one of these many delicious, yet simple to make, holiday appetizers that are sure to please any crowd! 
















Easy Cucumber Cups Quick and easy to make, these little cups are great way to sneak in some veggies for your family and guests before the holiday meal.


Polenta Rounds with Creamy Pesto Simple, delicious and very festive—this appetizer is the definition of a crowd pleaser.



Pumpkin Bean Dip Skip the hummus and opt for this quick seasonal spread, instead.





Spinach with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts A beautiful and delicious salad to get your holiday meals started on the right note.


World's Best Spinach and Artichoke Dip Everyone's favorite dip gets a skinny makeover without losing an ounce of flavor. Your guests will be begging for this recipe.


Creamy Blue Cheese Ball You can't go wrong with this traditional holiday cheese ball. 



Bruschetta-Stuffed Mushrooms Who needs bread when you can stack your delectable bruschetta topping into a hearty mushroom?


Caprese Salad "Shots" Repurpose your shot glasses for this fun take on a classic appetizer.




Swedish Holiday Ham Balls This simple recipe combines bread with smoked ham and two cheeses. These will be gone before your plate even hits the table.


Sweet and Spicy Nuts Sweet, salty, spicy and crunchy – this recipe has it all!




Baked Zucchini Bites A healthier and infinitely more delicious alternative to traditional fried zucchini.




White Bean Dip Vegetables and pita wedges adore this white bean-based dip. 






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What’s your favorite holiday appetizer recipe? Which of these recipes will you be trying this holiday season?

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ROCKS8ROX
These sound really good, I'm going to try a couple of the recipes. Report
ALILDUCKLING
I haven't tried any of these recipes -- but the ham balls, mushrooms, spinach artichoke dip and blue cheese really appeal to me- did I leave anything out? Report