Looking for tasty ideas that help you keep portions in check but don’t cut back on taste? Enjoy these appetizers and desserts.
Whether you’re planning to serve a big party or a “party of one,” you don’t need to buy bags of frozen bite-size appetizers and desserts. Many of these premade foods are high in fat, carbs, and calories, which makes it harder for you to stick to your healthy eating plan. Luckily, you can enjoy the same mouthwatering flavors in just a few minutes—and stay on track—by using these easy My Food and Family for bite-size sweets and snacks.
Hot Crab Bites It takes just minutes to heat up a tray of these gourmet-style appetizers. Assemble the crab mixture ahead of time, and refrigerate it until company arrives. Just before serving, spread the crab topping on whole wheat crackers, then broil briefly until warm.
Baked Mozzarella Bites You’ll save 4 grams of fat by choosing this snack over fried mozzarella sticks. Here, we sandwiched gooey KRAFT Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese between buttery reduced fat crackers. Serve with warm spaghetti sauce for dipping.
PHILLY Tortilla Roll-Ups Ten minutes is all it takes to create these pretty pinwheels. Simply spread whole wheat tortillas with cream cheese, ranch dressing and chopped veggies, roll up, and slice crosswise. You can make the rolls ahead of time, then slice them just before serving. Also try pizza or BLT flavors.
Cookie Crumb-Topped Apple Crisp This recipe calls for less margarine and lower-fat whipped topping than other versions do, making ours a better-for-you option. Serve it up in shot glasses or small plastic cups, available at party supply stores.
Cinnamon Chocolate Pudding It takes only 5 minutes to whip up these sweet single-serving desserts. JELL-O Chocolate Fat-Free Sugar-Free Instant Pudding makes it all possible, since it takes just 2 minutes to prepare. Adding Cool Whip Sugar-Free Whipped Topping gives this dessert a mousse-like texture, and the hint of cinnamon adds a surprising zing of flavor.