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Three Healthy Appetizers , How Can You Go Wrong ?!

With these three quick, and easy to prepare, appetizers we’re going to give you the recipes for you cant go wrong with and here’s why : When we have a party/event we all can agree that we would like everything as easy and fast as possible. The main course is usually what takes the longest to prepare rite ? So why not have two HEALTHY appetizers that are quick and delicious ! The guests will love them and you will be quite satisfied with the preparation time , and of course the taste ! The reason the chicken salad-stuffed tomatoes appetizer is a healthy choice is because you have your protein as your chicken salad and your tomato as your additional fibers, carbohydrates, vitamins and nutrients. In appetizer two you have your veggies and your low fat veggie dip instead of the sugar-filled, fat filled dip. Its naturally delicious ! Appetizer three is great because this recipe replaces some of the egg yolks with nonfat cottage cheese—keeping the filling velvety and rich while reducing some of the fat. No one will know the difference ! Enjoy !!!

Appetizer 1 –
Chicken Salad-Stuffed Tomatoes :

TIP: Tuna, seafood or tofu salad would be a tasty filling for plum tomatoes as well.

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 15 min

Ingredients

4 plum tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chicken salad
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons sliced fresh chives

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Scoop out insides of tomatoes with a melon baller. Fill with chicken salad. Sprinkle with pepper and chives.

Appetizer 2 –
Cottage Cheese Veggie Dip :

Serves: 1
Prep Times: 5 min
Total Time: 5 min

Ingredients

1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/2 cup each baby carrots and snow (or snap) peas

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Combine cottage cheese and lemon pepper. Serve with carrots and peas. (or any vegetables of your choice)

Appetizer 3 –
Deviled Eggs :

Serves: 24
Prep time: 20 min
Total Time: 20 min

Ingredients

12 large hard-boiled eggs, (see Tip), peeled
1/3 cup nonfat cottage cheese
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoon minced fresh chives, or scallion greens
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
Paprika, for garnish

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Halve eggs lengthwise with a sharp knife. Gently remove the yolks. Place 16 yolk halves in a food processor (discard the remaining 8 yolk halves). Add cottage cheese, mayonnaise, chives (or scallion greens), relish, mustard and salt; process until smooth.

Step 2

Spoon about 2 teaspoons yolk mixture into each egg white half. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.

Let us know if you’ve enjoyed these !!!!
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