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New Year's Eve Party Food

Kick off 2013 with delicious appetizers

Beef Skewers, Springrolls and Shrimp on a back and festive background

Try this collection of appetizers that are easy to eat while you mingle and drink. — Comstock Images/Getty Images

Make your last party of the year your best party of the year! We've chosen a collection of appetizers that are easy to eat while you mingle and drink. Your guests won't feel stuffed after eating these bite-size treats, but they also won't feel like ordering a pizza post-party. Try a few of these unique recipes, including Pumpkin Seed Cheese Crisps and Lime Scallops, to help ring in the New Year.

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1. Mushroom Spring Rolls by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Mark Bittman

These baked spring rolls are the ideal finger food for a cocktail party, and a wonderful vegetarian option.

Per serving: 339 calories, 12g saturated fat, 29g carbohydrates, 14g protein, 4g fiber

2. Pumpkin Seed Cheese Crisps by Fran McCullough

A fun snack that's super-simple to make, and full of pumpkiny flavor.

Per serving: 3.6g fat, 0.2g carbohydrates, 3.8g protein, 1.5g fiber

3. Eggplant and Goat Cheese Crostini by Victoria Blashford-Snell and Brigitte Hafner

Once the eggplant's cooked, just stack and serve — maybe with a midnight champagne toast.

Per serving: 136 calories, 1g saturated fat, 21g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 2g fiber

4. Juicy Beef Skewers With Horseradish Dip by Nigella Lawson

The best thing about skewers is their versatility. You can adjust their size, portion the meat (even use lamb if you like) or add veggies.

Per serving: 190 calories, 5g saturated fat, 2g carbohydrates, 10g protein, 0g fiber

5. Pot-Sticker Dumplings With Chicken Stock by Fuchsia Dunlop

These dumplings, filled with pork, scallions and ginger, are flavorful and light.

Per serving: 45 calories, 1g saturated fat, 4g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 0g fiber

Next page: A sweet variation on the classic shrimp cocktail. »

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