It is that time of year when people are getting together. And in my opinion, every good get-together needs yummy food! Delicious food doesn’t need to be complicated. It can be easy, and even healthy too! Instead of slaving away in the kitchen, enjoy spending time with loved ones when you prepare any of these 7 quick and healthy appetizers for any gathering.
#1-Thai Chicken Tacos with Spicy Peanut Dressing
These Thai chicken tacos with spicy peanut dressing are so quick and easy to make. Plus, they are ultra macro-friendly and pretty to look at. Which is everything you are looking for when it comes to party appetizers. They can be served up fully made as individual tacos that are ready to eat. Or, you can have everything in separate bowls with a stack of lettuce on the side so that everyone can build their own. Either way, it’s a win-win because everyone will be happy!
#2- Honey Cilantro Chicken Fillo Taco Cups with Avocado and Pomegranate
You need to take these honey cilantro chicken fillo cups with avocado and pomegranate to the next party you are going to. They’re the perfect combination of sweet and savory that everyone is going to be obsessed with! You can make them ahead of time and show up with a stunner! Plus, if you want to make this appetizer even easier to prepare, try making the chicken for dinner during the week and use the leftovers for the fillo cups. No one at the party will know and you will have made two yummy meals from one protein.
#3- Buffalo “Chicken” Meatballs
Any gathering would not be complete without some type of meatball. These buffalo “chicken” meatballs have a little bit of everything. Instead of chicken, they are actually made with ground turkey and riced cauliflower to lighten things up. None will even notice because the flavors are so on point. I also love that these meatballs can be prepared ahead of time and served when you are ready to chow down. Which means more time to hang out and party.
#4- Pear and Prosciutto Flatbread with Blue Cheese and Arugula
Party food is all about items you can eat on the go. This pear and prosciutto flatbread with blue cheese and arugula is perfect for feeding a crowd. It’s easy to make AND easy to eat so you can focus on having a good time with family and friends. Plus, it’s got the game-changing sweet and salty thing going on. It’s one of our family favorites.
#5- Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Red Pepper and Cilantro
My boys may not love them, but I’ve got a thing for mushrooms. These goat cheese stuffed mushrooms with red pepper and cilantro are AMAZING! The goat cheese makes them creamy. The cilantro and green onions make them herby. Overall, they are just yummy! Not everyone is a mushroom fan, but everyone will love the flavors in this appetizer.
#6- Grilled Bread with Ricotta, Roasted Grapes, and Thyme
To me, the perfect bite has to have a balance of salty, sweet, and crunch. If you feel the same way, you need to make this grilled bread with ricotta, roasted grapes, and thyme even if you aren’t going to or hosting a gathering. The grapes and honey are a sweet accompaniment to the crunchy bread and sea salt. Everyone is going to be talking about these at your next party!
#7- Fresh and Vibrant Greek Cucumber Salsa
I love serving up a big bowl of goodness on pretty much any occasion. If you have been hanging out with me for a while you know. Ha. This fresh and vibrant Greek cucumber salsa is going to be a great addition to any party spread. It’s got a few chopped veggies, a little bit of olive oil, and just the right amount of feta cheese to create the simplest but yummiest “dip” that everyone will enjoy!
7 Quick and Healthy Appetizers for Any Gathering
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My family loves all of these recipes and I know that everyone at your party is going to love them too. If you are looking for everyday recipes, in addition to appetizers, check out my cookbooks. They’re full of everyday recipes that make macro-friendly eating easy and delicious. Remember to come hang out with me on Instagram and TikTok. I am always sharing my latest recipes and what I am testing out in the kitchen.