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Old 07-24-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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Such thing as healthy appetizer?

going to a small runion cookout with some friends I grew with. Most of them are on a diet and it's been requested that we have a healthy cookout. I think the main meal will be grilled chicken. I was wondering if there are any healthy but very yummy appetizer that I can make?

Thanks for any advice.

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Old 07-24-2008, 08:51 PM   #2
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I made these great little apps on decorative toothpicks of mozzarella balls and fresh basil leaves threaded onto the toothpicks with balsamic vinegar,extra virgin olive oil, mixed and drizzled on top.then seasoned with a dash of salt and pepper. Healthy and they were gone in minutes!
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Old 07-24-2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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There are so many! A thread a while back was talking about stuffing things - I think it's fun to stuff things, like deviled eggs, or even stuffing cocktail tomatoes or black olives. Cute food, tastes good, not bad for you.

Also, fresh fruit on skewers is always a welcome site. Adults and kids both love them, and they're pretty to look at too.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:06 PM   #4
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This is delicious! Serve with store-bought or homemade toasted pita chips!

Recipes : Roasted Eggplant Spread : Food Network

I added a little more garlic. So good, you want to sit and eat a bowl of it with a spoon!

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Old 07-24-2008, 09:07 PM   #5
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Any grilled fruit, pineapple, bananas, peaches are healthy, have natural sugars that caramelize nicely.
You could serve with smoked cheeses. Or pineapple shish kabobs with shrimp. Melon, not grilled, with procuitto.Grilled shrimp served with a mango, tomato, onion salsa. Grilled clams with oil/lemon/garlic sauce on top.
YOU GET MY IDEA. Fruit, or veggies, or seafood appys are all healthy, light and tasty. And the grill is going to be on anyway. Use what you have.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:11 PM   #6
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You could do caramelized pears with blue cheese
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:13 PM   #7
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well my mom just gave me some huge zucchini's from her garden and I just so happen to come across a recipe called...
"Zuke-a-mole" aka Summer Squash "Guacamole"
It's a dip that you dip what ever in. Now wonder what is healthy to dip them in, maybe those little pita chips. If I decide to make them that is.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:15 PM   #8
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Shrimp skewers, low fat cheese cubes and low sodium cubed turkey, chicken, ham, or fat free cream cheese bar topped with raspberry chipotle sauce and a side of whole wheat crackers.
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If you cut your bread really thin and grill it then Bruschetta is VERY healthy.

You can also find some pasta shells made with the "better for you" grains, cook them, and serve cold with the bruschetta mix stuffed in the shells.

Just know that tomatoes can go VERY bad if they get too hot from sitting in the sun.
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Old 07-24-2008, 11:50 PM   #10
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Cut cucumbers into sections then hollow them out and fill with something tasty like a mix of smoked salmon and dill mixed with a little low fat cream cheese..these will be small bites thus less calories, yet tasty.Just about any filling would work. A tray of celery cut into small pieces and stuffed with cream cheese mixed with pineapple or blue cheese...

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