Mind-blowing Low Calorie Appetizers

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These low calorie appetizers are the perfect snack foods for any football game, neighborhood party, or celebration! With these hors d’oeurves, you can enjoy food, fun and flavor!

These recipes are proof that you can have delicious, healthy party food. Each recipe is a lower calorie version of a popular appetizer, game-day food, or party snack! So come on snack-a-holics! This one’s for you 😉

Note: All of the recipes in this article are 200 calories (or less) per serving! Since there isn’t a widely accepted calorie count for a “low calorie” snack, this is the number that I went off when writing this article.

Savory Low Calorie Appetizers

1.BBQ Chicken Bell Peppers – Filled with chicken, BBQ sauce, cheese, and guac, these bell pepper bites are a burst of tex-mex flavor that is sure to satisfy! With each slice only having 32 calories, the fun never has to stop!

  • Serving size: 1 bell pepper –> 32 calories, 1 g fat, 1 g carb, 2 g protein

2. Chick-fil-a Copycat Grilled Nuggets – Rather than pay for expensive take out, you can make restaurant quality food in your own home. Not only is it cheaper, but its healthier too!

  • Serving size: 1 batch –> 175 calories, 8 g fat, 3 g carbs, 22 g protein

3. Mango Shrimp Salsa – This refreshing mango shrimp salsa has a unique blend of sweet mangoes, savory shrimp, and fresh vegetables, making it perfect as a dip or flavorful topping. It’s tangy, zesty, and oh so delicious!

  • Serving size: 1/3 cup –> 72 calories, 1 g fat, 10 g, carbs, 6 g protein

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4. Classic Deviled Eggs – A go-to finger food for parties, these deviled eggs have the classic mustard-mayonnaise flavor that’s easy to customize with other fillings to your liking. It’s simple, but that’s why we love it!

  • Serving Size: 1 egg –> 45 calories, 3 g fat, 1 g carbs, 3 g protein

5. Zucchini Fritters – Swap out the chips and dip for a frilled zucchini fritter! These amazing veggie cakes are a nice way to pack in some nutrients, show off your cooking skills, and enjoy a more unique snack.

  • Serving size: 1 fritter –> 79 calories, 3 g fat, 10 g carbs, 5 g protein

6. Creamy Veggie Dip – Veggies and dip are a classic for any sports event, tailgate, picnic, or holiday gathering. This dip uses greek yogurt to give you that creamy flavor but with a fraction of the calories!

  • Serving size: 1/4 cup of dip –> 32 calories, 1 g fat, 2 g carbs , 5 g protein

7. Buffalo Chicken Wings – Buffalo wings are a winner at any party, and these ones are no different. With the crispy skin, juicy chicken, and spicy hot sauce, this low calorie appetizer is sure to please the crowd.

  • Serving size: 1 wing –> 45 calories, 3 g fat, 2 g carbs, 3 g protein

8. Spinach Artichoke Dip – This take on a classic spinach artichoke dip has that rich creamy flavor and melty cheese that you love, except it is lower calorie too! It’s a winning dish every time!

  • Serving size: 1/2 cup –> 75 calories, 2 g fat, 5 g carbs, 10 g protein

9. Twice Baked Potatoes with Cottage Cheese – Potato skins and twice baked potatoes are a fan favorite when it comes to parties. This lovable version uses cottage cheese and turkey bacon to create that soft inside and crunchy topping.

  • Serving size: 1 potato half –> 77 calories, 1/2 g fat, 11 g carbs, 8 g protein

10. Greek Yogurt Guacamole – Low calorie appetizers like this not only hit the spot, but they help you feel great too! Made with greek yogurt, this guacamole is light and refreshing. It’s the perfect party dip to share!

  • Serving size: 1/2 batch –> 188 calories, 15 g fat, 12 g carbs, 5 g protein

11. Chicken and Cheese Taquitos – Forget the freezer foods! These taquitos take party food to a whole new level. They are cheese, protein-packed, hearty, and down right delicious!

  • Serving size: 1 taquito –> 136 calories, 7 g fat, 12 g carbs, 8 g protein

12. Skinny Taco Dip – Similar to 7 layer dip, this recipe uses cheese, beans, tomatoes, onions, avocado, and more to create a filling appetizer that pairs well with chips. It requires minimal effort to make, is full of flavor, and gets eaten up again and again.

  • Serving size: 1/8 of recipe –> 185 calories, 13 g fat, 9 g carbs, 9 g protein

13. Skinny Queso – Tostitos and Velveeta just can’t compare to homemade queso! This warm and bubbly comfort food is a show-stopper, and that’s just the thing you need for your next get-together.

  • Serving size: 1/4 cup –> 69 calories, 3 g fat, 3 g carbs, 4 g protein

14. Sheet Pan Pizza – This sheet pan pizza is a low calorie appetizer that impresses! Pizza is always a go-to when entertaining, and this recipe helps you enjoy a classic but for fewer calories! You don’t have to sacrifice good sauce, cheese, toppings, or crust. You can have it all with this tray of gooey goodness.

  • Serving size: 1 slice –> 45 calories, 1 g fat , 8 g carbs, 3 g protein

15. Jalapeno Game day Sliders – Sliders are a fun and easy way to feed the masses. They are a substantial portion of food that easy to make in bulk and filled with the potential for all kinds of fun flavor combos! Try these jalapeno burgers for your next game night, work event, or teen birthday party.

  • Serving size: 1 slider –> 204 calories, 7 g fat, 21 g carbs, 13 g protein

Sweet Low Calorie Party Snacks

Gooey Zucchini Brownie – These zucchini brownies provide that indulgent chocolate flavor you crave from a normal brownie but with the added benefit of zucchini nutrients! They are moist, sweet, and sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.

  • Serving size: 1 brownie –> 87 calories

Apple Fries – Looking for a lighter snacks that’s still a little sweet? Try these cinnamon and sugar coated apple fries! Just a few minutes in the air fryer or oven and you have a tasty finger food that will definitely get gobbled up!

  • Serving size: 1 batch –> 121 calories, 0 g fat, 31 g carbs, 0 g protein

Cookies and Cream Fruit Dip – Sweet dips are great to serve with fruit, graham crackers, pretzels, and more! And there are so many flavor options! Try out this cookies and cream one OR check out our other mouth watering fruit dips.

  • Serving size: 1/2 cup of dip –> 103 calories, 0 g fat, 8 g carbs, 19 g protein

Fruit Kabobs with Cream Cheese Dip – Fruit kabobs are a simple and fun alternative to a regular fruit tray. Just assemble them with whatever is in season and enjoy with this light cream cheese dip! Your guests will absolutely love having these!

  • Serving size: 1 kabob with dip –> 72 calories, 3 g fat, 14 g carbs, 3 g protein

Muddy Buddies – Muddy buddies are so addicting! The chocolate and peanut butter coated Chex cereal just seems to work so well! This recipe helps you create a sweet snack that brings less calories and more enjoyment!

  • Serving size: 1 cup –> 190 calories, 11 g fat, 31 g carbs, 4 g protein

Chocolate Chip Cookies – Who doesn’t love a good chocolate chip cookie?! They are an American classic, and this sub 100 calorie verison deserves it’s own special place at your gathering. So the next time you’re entertaining, whip up some of these chewy, melt-in-your-mouth cookies. You won’t regret it!

  • Serving size: 1 cookie –> 81 calories, 3 g fat, 13 g carbs, 1 g protein

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