6. Chicken Satay by Fran McCullough
Most popular party chicken dishes are fried, making them high in fat. Baking cuts the fat but keeps the flavor in this Thai satay with roasted peanuts and curry powder. (Can be served as a main dish, too.)
Per serving: 7 calories, 0g fat, 1g carbohydrates, 0g protein, 1g fiber
7. Hena's Finger Potatoes by Suneeta Vaswani
Spice up American football with an Indian side dish. Cumin and hot pepper combine with mango powder and raisins that make an alluring fragrance as they cook with the potatoes.
Per serving: 156 calories, 5g fat, 25g carbohydrates, 4g protein, 3g fiber
8. Melon and Nectarines with Parma Ham by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner
With melons now in season, take advantage of the harvest with this recipe. These appealing hors d'oeuvres take no time to prepare — just spear all the ingredients on toothpicks and you're done!
Per serving: 73 calories, 2g fat, 9g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 1g fiber
2, 4, 6, 8, veggies make your party great!
9. Stuffed Vegetables by Joyce Goldstein
This vegetarian recipe can be served as an appetizer or main dish. The variations will create a full platter with a rainbow of options for guests.
Per serving: 155 calories, 9g fat, 17g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 1g fiber
10. Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves by Jennifer Felicia Abadi
Make a full platter with these stuffed grape leaves by adding hummus, pita and your favorite Mediterranean grain salad. Lemon, mint and pine nuts are a refreshing touch for your party.
Per serving: 97 calories, 8g fat, 6g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 0g fiber
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