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Some occasions call for more than just a main course. Whether it’s a lazy night in with a buddy or an elegant holiday party, finger foods can add to the atmosphere and give guests something to enjoy while they mingle. Try some of these delicious finger food ideas to help you get the party started.
1. Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
These Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries are simple, delicious, and healthier than regular fries. Serve it with a side of your favorite dip—anything from chipotle aioli to tahini.
2. Cream Cheese Balls
Cream Cheese Balls make an excellent appetizer for parties and gatherings. They’re especially great when served with sliced vegetables and crackers.
3. Healthy Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Coating anything in chocolate makes it better. Right? Case in point: this Healthy Chocolate Covered Strawberries. It’s a healthy dessert you won’t feel guilty about serving to your guests, and they will love every bite of this.
Guacamole is a classic choice when served with corn chips. Make this recipe for a clean, fresh, and tasty guac your whole party will love.
5. Restaurant Salsa
If you need a great salsa for your holiday party menu, this Restaurant Salsa recipe fits the bill. It is light and refreshing and tastes just like the stuff you get in a Mexican restaurant.
6. Popcorn Shrimp
Popcorn shrimp is a classic finger party food. Make it even better with this tender shrimp coated in coconut breading. Once you serve this Popcorn Shrimp, your guests will ask you for the recipe.
7. Stuffed Mushrooms
Add this Stuffed Mushrooms recipe to your holiday menu, whether hosting a casual get-together or an intimate party. It’s a classically delicious party dish that lacks processed ingredients and is super easy to make. You can elevate the flavor profile by adding garlic and other choice ingredients.
8. Healthy Onion Dip
Make this Healthy Onion Dip at your next holiday party. It’s packed with tons of flavor, and you can make it with homemade onion soup mix. It’s ready in just five minutes, and you’ll know exactly what’s in it. Just healthy, all-natural ingredients.
9. 3-Ingredient Deviled Eggs
As the name implies, these 3 Ingredient Deviled Eggs require only three ingredients. It’s a fast, easy, tasty finger food that is a quintessential party food. There are so many possibilities to customize this recipe using your favorite ingredients.
10. Watermelon Christmas Trees
Need a little inspiration for healthy snack times this holiday season? These watermelon Christmas trees could be the answer to your problem!
11. Stuffed Dates
These healthy stuffed dates make a fantastic snack or party finger food. You’ll even get 9 suggestions for different ways you can stuff them.
The Daily Snack Tray
Home with the kids? This snack tray idea is a great way to get them to snack on healthy foods all day and quit bugging you for snacks. Works for adults too!
After-School Snacks That Won’t Ruin Dinner
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Need Some Healthy Movie Snacks?
The food shack at the movie theater can leave you with a tummy ache when the movie is done. Here are some snacks you can sneak in, or enjoy at home for a happier belly.
40 Clean Eating Road Trip Snacks
Hitting the road this summer? Take along some healthy snacks that will keep you from overspending and ending up with a stomach ache because we all know that the food you buy on the road is rarely, if ever, the healthiest option.
This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.