Category Archives: APPETIZERS

Avocado-Bean Appetizer

Avocado-Bean Appetizer [Note: You will need a (10″) Pie Pan or Pizza Pan for this recipe]. This is a quick (1) Hour no-cooking recipe which would work well for large holiday or event gatherings. It takes (20) minutes to prepare and (1) hour to chill for a fantastic, layered-dip and served with tortilla chips. Ingredients Include: Avocados, refried beans, sour cream, Cheddar and Colby-Jack cheese, olives and tomatoes. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: 16 Servings. Serving Size: (3/4) cup per serving. Avocado-Bean Appetizer will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.avocado-bean-appetizer
Cooking Time: No-Cooking.
Refrigeration Time: 1 Hour.
Equipment Needed: 10″ Pie Pan or Pizza Pan

INGREDIENTS:

1 (10.5 oz) can refried beans
2 medium-size avocadoes, mashed
2/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese
1 (4-1/2 oz) can chopped ripe olives
2 large tomatoes, diced
4 green onions, chopped
2 bags tortilla chips

Green Pea-Prosciutto Crostini

Green Pea-Prosciutto Crostini is a quick (20) minute recipe for an appetizer or mid-day snack. Ingredients include: Frozen green peas, French bread baguette, Ricotta cheese, Prosciutto and it is well-seasoned. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings; (2) crostini per serving. Green Pea-Prosciutto Crostini will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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INGREDIENTS:

(8 oz) frozen green peas, thawed
1 cup fresh basil leaves
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
12 (1/4″-thick) slices French bread baguette, toasted
1/4 cup part-skim Ricotta cheese
(1/2 oz) very thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into 12 equal pieces
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Chicken-Bean Appetizer

Chicken-Bean Appetizer is a spicy, Tex-Mex style, Slow Cooker recipe which is best suited for large holiday or game-day crowds. You will need a 4-5 quart slow cooker for this. Ingredients include: Boneless chicken thighs, cannellini beans, tomatoes, Pepper-Jack cheese, cream of chicken soup. It is well-seasoned and served with tortilla chips. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (16) Servings. Chicken-Bean Appetizer will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 2-/2 to 6 Hours.
Required Equipment: (4-5 Quart) Slow Cooker

INGREDIENTS:

1 (14-1/2 oz) can Mexican-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (10.75 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 (19 oz) cansĀ  cans cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained, rinsed
(1-1/2 lbs) skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut in 1/2″ pieces
1 cup, (4 oz pkg) shredded Pepper-Jack cheese
Tortilla Chips, for dipping
Chopped fresh tomatoes, optional
Sour Cream, optional

Easy Tomato Appetizer

Easy Tomato Appetizer is a delicious recipe best used for large gatherings such as game-day-crowds, holidays and/or events. It is also a quick recipe which takes only (10) minutes to prepare and (3) hours to chill. Ingredients include: Cream cheese, tomatoes, green onions, garlic and Cheddar cheese with crackers for dipping. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (16) servings. Easy Tomato Appetizer will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Refrigeration Time: 3 Hours.
Total Time: 3 Hours-10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (8 oz) bar Neufchatel cheese, softened
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 small tomatoes, chopped
3 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup shredded 2% Cheddar cheese
Reduced-Fat thin wheat snack crackers, (for dipping)

Spicy Cheese Dip

Spicy Cheese Dip is a delicious recipe for a very creamy and spicy cheese dip. This would work well for any large crowd, event and holiday gathering such as; Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. It is also an easy recipe that takes only (10) minutes to prepare and could made up to 24 hours ahead of time. Feta cheese, roasted red peppers, yogurt and crushed red pepper are the only ingredients in this super easy dip. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium,, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (1 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (10) servings. Spicy Cheese Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.spicy-cheese-dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (3.5 oz) pkg. reduced-fat Feta cheese crumbles, divided
1 (7 oz) jar roasted red peppers, drained, patted dry
1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek-style yogurt
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper