Healthy Appetizers for New Year
The New Year celebration is one great time to enjoy the company of dear friends and family. Are you planning to host a New Year’s party at home and have everyone over to celebrate the start of the coming year?
This is the perfect moment to highlight your secret cooking talent by way of serving your guests some healthy appetizer for your New Year celebration.
Party food or appetizers are great ideas that can satisfy both taste and cravings for delicious finger foods. Good thing there are appetizer dishes that are healthy and tasty too.
Hearty Soup in Mini Bread Bowls
A healthy serving of low calorie and nutritious pumpkin based soup in a small bread bowl is such a visual treat and a warm inviting way to welcome your guests. You can add some yoghurt or cream and topped it with nice garnish that would really make this event special without having to worry about extra calories and fats.
A quiche dish will surely delight any guest and will really show you care and the extra effort in making them feel special. You can opt for more sophistication by serving them a smoked salmon quiche with caramelized onions and pepper this will surely please any discriminating palate. But you can also serve them the usual quiche made of Swiss cheese and some plain ham for a more traditional feel. You can either slice the quiche into squares or wedges and served it hot or cold. A spinach quiche is also a healthier choice- quiche is very versatile and you can whip your own recipe as you please.
Sashimi and Sushi: Healthy Japanese Treats
If you want to serve an appetizer that is healthy and fulfilling then hand rolled some sushi with white sticky rice in nori wrapper or serve fresh thin slices of tuna and lay them on top of small rice cakes. Serve in a nice rectangular serving plate with a bit of wasabi, seaweed salad and radish relish. For sure this will be a pleasant sight on your party table and will satisfy and fill your special guests.
Bruschetta is very ideal to serve as a tasty and healthy appetizer. Since this whole grain bread is versatile the choices of healthy toppings are many from fresh tomatoes, low fat cheese, tuna or chicken bits. Make thin slices of this bread and brush it with extra virgin olive oil then toast it to perfection. Bruschetta is charming and satisfying appetizer that will surely impress your guests.
Simple and Scrumptious Shrimp Cocktail
Who can go wrong with this favorite appetizer that would surely satisfy taste while filling your guests. Shrimps are a good source of protein and are very low in calories. The shrimp cocktail dish is very easy to prepare you will just need to boil the shrimps for about 5 minutes. Chill the cooked shrimps on a bed of lettuce and serve with your own version of cocktail sauce while the lettuce can be paired off with low calorie salad dressing.
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