Category Archives: APPETIZERS

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 crowds, events and holiday gatherings such as Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. 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

Mixed Fruit-Dip

Mixed Fruit-Dip is an easy and quick snack or appetizer recipe that takes only 15 minutes from start to finish. It is best used for large gatherings or events and holiday crowds. SUMMARY: Strawberries, kiwi fruit and bananas are sliced and served with a dip made with: apricot preserves, yogurt, cream cheese and cinnamon for a very creamy dip served with fruit. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: 12 servings. Mixed Fruit-Dip will be loved by all of your familymixed-fruit-dip, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Total Time: 15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 cups sliced apples
1-1/2 cups sliced bananas
6 kiwi fruit, peeled, chopped
1-1/2 cups fresh strawberries
1/2 cup low-fat cream cheese
6 packets stevia sweetener
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt