Bite It: 15 Healthier Bite-sized Party Food Recipes (2024)

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Dinner party appetizers don't have to kill your healthy-eating mojo! This list of 15 healthier bite-sized party food recipes will leave you satisfied without feeling like you over-indulged.

The Super Bowl is right around the corner, and for many people, those New Year's resolutions are slipping farther and farther away.

And while I don't really care for sports, I'm all about indulging in a fun appetizer spread - game day or not! But with the holidays in the not too distant past, I feel like there needed to be some more healthy options added into the mix.

Don't get me wrong, I love a good over-the-top, decadent appetizer, too, but sometimes I.just.need.a.break.

It's all about options here, people.

So, without further ado, here are 15 healthier options for your next game day spread, Super Bowl party, dinner party, or co*cktail party. There's a nice mix of recipes here that are sure to impress your guests.

Bite It: 15 Healthier Bite-sized Party Food Recipes (1)

  1. Caprese Eggplant Roll Ups
    Just 4 ingredients and some quality olive oil is all you need for these gorgeously grilled vegetarian skewers.
  2. Cheesy Broiled Endive Appetizer
    A quick trip to the broiler makes the edges of these low-carb, cheese-covered bites a crispy, golden brown treat.
  3. Endive Beet Bites
    Crumbled walnuts, fresh herbs, and a drizzle of Caesar dressing are the perfect toppings for these vibrant bites.
  4. Falafel-Spiced Cucumber Bites
    A healthy party appetizer with major Middle Eastern flair! These bites are quick & easy to assemble and are perfect for Super Bowl Sunday, game day, holiday meals and last minute co*cktail parties.
  5. French-Inspired Deviled Eggs
    These mayo-free beauties get a big boost of flavor from fresh tarragon, cornichons and dijon.
  6. Garlicky Goat Cheese + Herb Stuffed Peppadews
    Sweet and a little spicy, these addictive stuffed peppers are the perfect accompaniment to any appetizer spread!
  7. Healthy Hummus Stuffed Peppers
    Because sweet mini bell peppers make everything more adorably delicious!
  8. Low Carb Taco Bites
    Cheddar cheese forms the bowls for these itty bitty, low-carb treats.
  9. No Mayo Deviled Eggs
    No mayo? No problem!This easy to make, classic deviled egg recipe is a party appetizer favorite made with pantry staples.
  10. Prosciutto Wrapped Apple Bites
    You're just 4 ingredients away from these simple, elegant, sweet-and-salty bites.
  11. Sesame Soy Smoked Salmon Crostini
    Upgrade your crostini game by incorporating avocado, smoked salmon, and a mix of black & white sesame seeds.
  12. Smoked Salmon Roll-ups
    This 5 ingredient party food recipe is simple and delicious and easy to make ahead of time – perfect for game day!
  13. Tuna Tartare with Avocado
    Lentil crackers serve as the base for these upscale raw seafood bites.
  14. Tuna Tostada with Avocado Dressing + Chipotle Sour Cream
    These bite-sized beauties have a Mexican flair that will wow your dinner party guests. You’ll love how easy this tuna tostada appetizer is to put together!
  15. Vegan Zucchini Rolls with Herbed Cashew Ricotta, Mint and Avocado
    Roll up the fun with these deliciously elegant, no-cook appetizers.

Bite It: 15 Healthier Bite-sized Party Food Recipes (2)

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Comments

  1. Caroline

    These are some tasty-sounding appetizers - I agree healthier can still be tasty! Thanks for including my caprese eggplant roll ups.

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    • Ashley

      YES! Those roll ups look SO good - it's such a fun twist on caprese salad. And those grill marks have me swooooooning!

      Reply

  2. Samantha | My Kitchen Love

    Loving the healthier options for what can turn into a fully loaded day! Thanks for including my Endive Bites!

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    • Ashley

      Yes! Endive is such a fun option for appetizers - so elegant and not used often enough!

      Reply

  3. Michele

    What a great round-up! No sacrificing taste for being healthy-ier.... 🙂

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    • Ashley

      Exactly! I love having both options at parties, personally.

      Reply

  4. Abby @ WinsteadWandering

    These all sound SO good, but I think I'd be happy with just a plateful of the goat cheese and herb peppadews. Yum!

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    • Ashley

      Yes!! They're sooooo addictive! I love that sweet heat with the creamy goat cheese inside. YUM!

      Reply

  5. Kate

    Yaaaasssss! I love party foods. I am already in the thick of planning for our Super Bowl party. So fun!

    Reply

    • Ashley

      Hope the game day eats treated you well!

      Reply

  6. Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

    I am always on the lookout for fun party foods. These look great, and the fact they are easy to make is a bonus for sure.

    Reply

    • Ashley

      Yes! Entertaining doesn't have to be difficult!

      Reply

  7. Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen

    What a great collection of nibbles for game day! Will def try some of these out on my guests!

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    • Ashley

      How'd the game day spread go? I ended up being stuck in an airport overnight and totally missed it - glad I wasn't hosting this year!

      Reply

  8. Sharon

    Great healthy party appetizers to bring to parties. I also love that you had updated recipes for deviled eggs and roll-ups. It's always fund to bring something out of the ordinary.

    Reply

    • Ashley

      Yes! A good twist on a classic is always welcome IMO!

      Reply

  9. Elaine @ Dishes Delish

    Love, love, love your list of delicious healthy apps! Especially the deviled eggs! I can't wait to try a few of these at my next get together! Awesome roundup!

    Reply

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much, Elaine! I'm a sucker for a good deviled egg!

      Reply

  10. Leslie Haasch

    Oh man, I'm having a hard time picking a favorite out of this list - I'm thinking the hummus stuffed peppers!

    Reply

    • Ashley

      Aren't they so pretty?! I need to try those beauties, stat!

      Reply

  11. Tina

    What a great resource for healthy appetizers, thanks for this! I've been indulging in too much junk, perfect timing.

    Reply

    • Ashley

      I feel like, especially after the end-of-year holidays, healthier foods are in order. But they can still be fun, right??

      Reply

  12. Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness

    This is an awesome roundup. The beet bites sound so good!

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    • Ashley

      Thanks so much! And YES - those are gorgeous! I need to give them a try soon!

      Reply

  13. Jenni LeBaron

    This is a great roundup. What a fantastic alternative to all of the unhealthy Superbowl eats!

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    • Ashley

      I enjoy my fair share of unhealthy snacks, but I love seeing at least SOME healthy options in the mix!

      Reply

  14. Sara

    These all sound fantastic! I love party food!!

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    • Ashley

      Party food is the best! I'm down for an appetizer spread any day!

      Reply

  15. Julie

    Great roundup! While I'm all for splurging once or twice a year on decadent, cheesy party food, balance is so important. Such a great list to make sure we include a few healthy options, too!

    Reply

    • Ashley

      Balance is very important! Makes you appreciate all of the things even more!

      Reply

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