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On the 9th Day of Christmas, Make Some Healthy Appetizers!

on December 21, 2012

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Try these delicious and festive healthy appetizers to start your Christmas party. They are easy to make and are a favorite with the kids!

Delicious Decorations

Ingredients:

  • Low-fat cream cheese
  • Water crackers
  • Colorful veggies (such as peas, diced peppers, carrot slices and broccoli stems)

How to Make it: 

  1. Spread low-fat cream cheese on water crackers, then top each with colorful veggies, such as peas, diced peppers, carrot slices, and broccoli stems.

Holiday Cucumber Cups:

Ingredients:

  • 6 medium cucumbers
  • 1 (8-ounce) container red pepper hummus
  • 1(8-ounce) container lemon hummus
  • Chopped chives for garnish

How to Make it: 

  1. Create decorative stripes on the sides of the cucumbers using a vegetable peeler (for wide stripes) or a citrus zester (for thin stripes). We did a combo of the two, as shown above.
  2. Cut the cucumbers crosswise into 3/4-inch-thick rounds. Using a teaspoon or melon baller, scoop out the seeds to form a well, about 1/3 inch deep, in each slice. (A great job for kids!)
  3. Spoon about 1/2 tablespoon of the red pepper hummus into the wells of half of the cucumber cups, mounding it slightly. (For a fancier look, use a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip and pipe in the filling.) Repeat the process with the lemon hummus and the remaining cups.
  4. Sprinkle all with chopped chives. Serves 20 (makes about 64 cups).

Source: spoonful.com

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One response to “On the 9th Day of Christmas, Make Some Healthy Appetizers!

  1. Bridget says:

    That is just the cutest little healthy thing I’ve seen!

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