Reviewed by: Erica Grandjean, APD, BNutr&Diet
Need some inspiration for low-calorie party snacks that still taste delicious? Here are 7 awesome recipes, sure to please the crowd!
Homemade cheesy paprika dip
Take 1 cup of veggies (this can be broccoli florets, capsicum, green beans, carrot or celery) and dip into 3 tablespoons of low-fat cream cheese mixed with a pinch of paprika, cracked black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground garlic (add more if you’re a garlic fiend!). Feeling fancy? Top with chopped dill and chives. Find more delicious and healthy swaps to all your favourite foods here.
Devils on Horseback
Yep, this surprisingly delicious 70s fave can come in at under 100 calories per piece! Simply wrap a small, pitted date or prune with a small sliver of prosciutto (trim the fat off), skewer with a toothpick and bake in a hot oven until golden.
Fruit kebabs with chocolate drizzle
Alternate sliced banana, halved strawberries, melon and watermelon cubes on a large skewer. Place on a large tray, and drizzle with melted dark chocolate. Pop in the fridge until hard.
Cut half a banana into 3 to 4 thick slices, and skewer each slice with a toothpick. Dip the lower half into some melted dark chocolate (minimum 80% cocoa solids). Freeze until the chocolate has hardened.
Summer is cherry season, plus they look so delicious and Christmassy! Simply pop one cup into a zip-lock bag and freeze until hard.
12WBT’s Strawberry ‘Ballerinas’
Chop three large strawberries in half. Sandwich the halves back together with 1 teaspoon of low-fat ricotta, spread evenly in the middle.