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Holiday Appetizers Part 2: Unhealthy Apps and Good Substitutes
Published: 11/15/2012

Yesterday we went over four appetizers that are healthy additions to those hard-to-handle cocktail plates. Today we serve up appetizer options to avoid this holiday season! 

  1. Dips. Skip the artificially flavored dips and opt for fresh salsa instead.
  2. Cocktail franks and mini-meatballs. Neither is a good source of protein and both can pack a big serving of sodium. Choose peel-and-eat shrimp or sushi instead.
  3. Anything fried. From mini-eggrolls and quiche to chicken wings, deep-fried foods contain altered fats that are detrimental to the body. Wholegrain crackers and a small slice of organic cheese can satisfy a savory craving with far fewer calories and fat.
  4. Foie gras. Give it a pass and choose hummus instead – an animal-friendly source of soluble fiber.
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