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19 December, 2014

3 Healthy & Easy Veggie Appetizers for your Holiday Party

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True story: I like eating food. I try not to overindulge too much over the holidays, but with all the extra snacks and sweets on offer it can be hard! Today I thought I'd share a few "triple-threat" appetizer recipe ideas in case you're still tweaking your holiday menu: They're all easy to make (yay!), healthy and waistline-friendly (yay!), and will even please the vegetarians in your crowd (yay yay yay!) A solid trio of yays!

3 Healthy & Easy Veggie Appetizers for your Holiday Party vegetarian

Recipe idea #1: Bruschetta Stacks (makes 10 servings)

Ingredients:
  •     8 ripe plum tomatoes (seeded and diced)
  •     1/4 cup (each) fresh basil and fresh parsley (coarsely chopped)
  •     1 Tbsp. (each) fresh olive oil, lemon juice and onion ((chop onion))
  •     10 Old London® Wheat Melba Toasts

Directions: Mix tomatoes, basil, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice and onion. Spoon over Melba Toasts.


Recipe idea #2: Spicy Hummus Toasts (makes 1 serving)

Ingredients:
  •     3 Old London ® Ancient Grain Melba Toasts
  •     2 Tbsp. hummus
  •     3 dashes cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
  •     2 Tbsp. bagged sun-dried tomatoes (chopped)

Directions: Spread hummus on Melba Toasts. Top each toast with a dash of cayenne pepper and chopped sun-dried tomatoes! 


Recipe idea #3: Baja Guacamole (makes 4 servings)

Ingredients:
  •     1 avocado (not too soft; peeled and coarsely chopped)
  •     2 heaping Tbsp. Roma tomatoes (diced)
  •     13 tsp. fresh jalapeno (tiny diced (to desired spicyness))
  •     1.25 Tbsp. lime juice
  •     pinch of salt


Directions: Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Keep chilled until ready to eat with Whole Grain Melba Snacks. For extra zest, add 1/2 tsp. rough chopped fresh cilantro and 1 Tbsp. minced garlic.


Recipe idea #4: Mix & Match!

If you want to keep things low-stress, mix up a big batch of each of these appetizers and serve them up buffet style, letting your guests choose whichever type of Melba Toasts they'd like to have them on. Yum!



Old London makes a number of other crispy, delicious products toocheck out their website for the full range. And when all else fails, the Classic Toasts go with pretty much anything—as youngster I used to slap cheese and tomatoes on them and eat them as a snack (hey, there's another appetizer idea!) They're less carby and caloric than massive hunks of bread, so a great choice if you're trying to watch what you eatover the remainder of the holidays.


Which of these recipes sounds tastiest to you? What's your go-to easy holiday appetizer recipe?



Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however any opinions expressed above are honest and my own. Recipes and images were provided by Old London. For more information, check out my full disclosure policy.

4 comments:

  1. Love all of these ideas! Hummus and guacamole are two of my favorites!

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  2. Same here! Must remember that hummus and guacamole are only healthy if you don't eat the whole bowl...

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  3. If you pile anything on a tiny toast or piece of bread I will most likely eat it. They're just so appealing to me! I haven't made bruschetta in FOREVER and now I am super craving it!

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  4. Tiny toasts really do make most things better. I want bruschetta too! I've had guacamole and hummus recently, but it's been a while since I had a good bruschetta. Best make one!

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