Healthy Holiday Hors d'oeuvres

Healthy Holiday Hors d'oeuvres

Get the party started with these two must have healthy holiday party hors d'oeuvres! Your friends and family will be forever grateful if you serve or bring healthy appetizers at your next holiday party. Sure, we all like the usual eggnog and spinach artichoke dips, but the holidays are indulgent enough without the extra contribution. Offering healthy appetizer recipes will be a breath of fresh air during the holiday season. 

Protein on protein on protein! Deviled eggs are easy to forget about, but always a welcomed addition. Drop the bacon and spice up this old favorite with a little Krave jerky – that is sure to surprise and delight whoever is lucky enough to give them a try!

Deviled Eggs & Jerky

Carbessentials Deviled Eggs & Krave Jerky

 Serves: 6


12 large eggs
1 3.25oz Bag of you favorite KRAVE Jerky Flavor
1/3 cup Walden Farms Calorie Free Mayo
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped chives for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Lets Cook

Place eggs in a large saucepan; add water to cover by 1". Bring to a boil, cover, and remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes. Drain. Transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water and let cool completely, about 10 minutes; peel. Halve lengthwise and remove yolks.

Slice jerky in small or large pieces – whatever you desire and set aside.

Finely mash reserved yolks, mayo and mustard in a medium bowl; season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Transfer to a large re-sealable freezer bag, then cut 1/2" off 1 corner. Pipe into whites; garnish with thinly sliced scallions and reserved jerky.

Nutrition (2 Deviled Eggs)

Cal. 203  |  Prot. 14g  |  Carbs. 7g  |  Fat 9.5g

Can you say crowd-pleaser? Impress your friends and family with these lightened up baked Jalapeno Poppers. They will make the perfect holiday party appetizer. 

Jalapeno Poppers

Carbessentials Healthy Holiday Hors d'oeuvres

 Serves: 8


1 bag Quest Cheddar & Sour Cream Protein Chips
8 jalapeno peppers
6 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
2 1/2 ounces sharp light cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
Pinch of salt & pepper
1 egg white, lightly whisked
Nonstick cooking spray

Lets Cook 

 Preheat oven to 350°F. Slice each jalapeño in half and remove seeds and membranes. 

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together cream cheese, cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Hand crush Quest Protein Chips into crumbs and place into a small bowl. Set aside.

Spoon cheese mixture into each jalapeño half. Place egg white in a bowl that’s big enough to fit one of the jalapeño halves. Dip each jalapeño half in egg white and coat with chips.

Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray. Add poppers to dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven, and serve.

Nutrition (2 poppers)

Cal. 60  |  Prot. 7g  |  Net Carbs. 3g  |  Fat 2g

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