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Appetizers and Snacks

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Feb 06, 2024

There’s nothing like a party to bring people together! Are you looking for some easy, tasty and healthy recipes for your next get-together? We've collected some Food Hero favorite recipes for appetizers and snacks. They're all full of delicious veggies and ready in less than half an hour! They're also easy to customize to accommodate different tastes. 


Baked Zucchini Sticks

These breadcrumb and parmesan-coated spears are great for dipping! This recipe takes advantage of the microwave to free up oven or stovetop space. Make sure to keep a close eye on them during the final cooking stage! Broiler temperatures can vary, and the sticks may burn more quickly than expected. Serve with warm marinara sauce or any favorite dipping sauce. 


Bell Pepper Nachos

Substitute slices of bell pepper for chips for a fresh take on nachos! Loaded with salsa, cheese and ground meat or beans, they're a crowd-pleasing favorite. They're also easy to customize by adding your favorite nacho toppings. Leave out the meat to make them vegetarian and use a non-dairy cheese substitute to make them vegan! For an alternative base, try our Potato Nachos


Baked Meatballs

These meatballs are made with veggies and whole grains, so they work great as a main dish or a side. They’re quick to make and easy to customize. Experiment with different combinations of your favorite vegetables and meats! Want sauce ideas? Try our Quick Tomato Pasta SaucePeanut Sauce, Banana-Ginger Sauce or Mexican Adobo Sauce


Baked Cauliflower Tots

With only five ingredients, these are a great option for cooks in a hurry. If you’re cooking for a large group, we’ve scaled up the recipe to make as many as 64 servings. Find quantity recipes under the “Cooking for a Crowd” tab. Prefer broccoli to cauliflower? If you don't mind a longer cooking time, try our recipe for Brocco Poppers.


Ranch Dip

This dip is a simple and protein-rich version of store-bought ranch dressing. Fresh and creamy, it comes together in only five minutes. Serve with raw vegetables, crackers, or chips for an easy and attractive snack. Want to make your own chips? Try Food Hero’s recipe for Baked Tortilla Chips. Or replace the chips with Baked Zucchini Sticks or Baked Cauliflower Tots. 


My Personal Pizza

Looking for a way to get your guests involved? Try having a mini pizza bar! These tiny pizzas use English muffins for crusts and are easy to customize. You could also try our No Yeast Pizza Crust. Offer a selection of your favorite pizza toppings and allow guests to pick and choose. For a sweeter version, try our recipe for kid-approved Fruit Pizza.

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