If your holiday to-do list is the size of your kids’ Santa wish list, make sure at least your cooking is stress-free. Check out these EASY and HEALTHY holiday appetizer recipes, as featured on San Diego 6! Click HERE to watch the segment!
Disclaimer: Thank you to Sprouts for sponsoring, in part, my TV segment. This blog post is part of the sponsorship. All opinions are my own.
The holiday season is finally upon us! From Thanksgiving till New Years, people are rushing around to purchase gifts, send out Christmas cards and run from one holiday party to the next. Such an exciting (and hectic!) time of year.
This year the holidays are extra special for me because it’s my first as a mom. My beautiful little Karina was born in June, and I couldn’t be more thrilled than to show her off at all the upcoming holiday gatherings. Of course if I thought the holidays were a busy time before I had a baby, I’m in for a real surprise! So I am on a mission to simplify everything, including my cooking. All holiday appetizers that I make need to especially easy as well as healthy. Let’s face it, exercising tends to get pushed to the back burner during the holidays whether you have a baby or not!
To help spread the word on how to simplify all those dishes you’ll be making for your holiday parties, office potlucks and family dinners, I teamed up with Sprouts Farmers Market! If you don’t already know, Sprouts is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. Simply put, Sprouts makes healthy eating affordable!
As a dietitian and budget-conscious mom, Sprouts is my one-stop shop for all my grocery needs. Check out my recipes for easy healthy holiday appetizers. They are low in sugar, gluten-free and use less than 5 ingredients!
Sprouts has an incredible selection of affordable fresh produce as well as great quality meats. In fact, you can even buy your last-minute Thanksgiving turkey from Sprouts! Sprouts’ fresh, never frozen and certified organic turkeys are antibiotic and hormone free, minimally processed and contain no artificial ingredients. You can also choose from other quality meats such as spiral-sliced hams and beef rib roasts. They make holiday cooking so easy!
Before you make your grocery list for your holiday cooking, check out these additional easy healthy holiday appetizer recipes from other dietitians!
Mini Goat Cheese Balls by Kaleigh McMordie, RDN at Lively Table
Apple Cinnamon Raisin Sorghum Bake by Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN at Nutrition Starring YOU
Easy Cucumber Bites by Marie Dittmer, RD at Healthy Ideas Place
Greek Spicy Feta Cheese Dip – Tirokafteri by Elena Paravanes, RDN at Olive Tomato
Broccoli Cannelini Bean Toppers by Tracee Yablon Brenner, RDN, CHHC at Triad to Wellness
Sweet Potato Bites with Pecans and Cashew Cream by Tracee Yablon Brenner, RDN, CHHC at Triad to Wellness
Turkey Veggie Platter by Amy Gorin, MS, RD at Amy Gorin Nutrition
Southwestern Greek Yogurt Dip with Crudites by Amy Gorin, MS, RD at Amy Gorin Nutrition
Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites by Sharon Palmer, RD at Sharon Palmer, RDN, The Plant-Powered Dietitian
Butternut Squash and Cranberry Hemp Crostini by Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT at the Foodie Dietitian
Mango and Black Bean Salsa by Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD at Better is the New Perfect
Kiwi Ricotta Toasts by Elizabeth Shaw at Shaw Simple Swaps
Roasted Beet Toast by Elizabeth Shaw at Shaw Simple Swaps
Beet Falafel Sliders by Elizabeth Shaw at Shaw Simple Swaps
Beef Kababs by Nazima Qureshi, RD at Nutrition by Nazima
Lasagna Zucchini Boats by Nazima Qureshi, RD at Nutrition by Nazima
Chai Walnuts by Judy Barbe, RDN at LiveBest
Apricot Pecan Crisps by Judy Barbe, RDN at LiveBest
What’s your favorite holiday appetizer? Share in the comments below!