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Healthier Holiday Appetizers to Share

Are you looking for a few heart healthy recipes for your holiday gathering? Maybe this holiday season you would like to bring your own appetizers to share if you are going elsewhere or perhaps for your own holiday gathering that you are hosting yourself. As this is the time of year that many of us want to focus on the spirit of the season while still watching our waistline. Below, you will be able to accomplish both of these goals with these healthy, yet delicious recipes and healthy foods. I am including 3 separate recipes for you to enjoy. 1. Spinach Dip Spinach’s vibrant color is not only eye-catching – but also full of nourishment. To collect spinach leaves with greater amounts of vitamin C, look for leaves which...

GF Grilled Antipasto Platter

So, if you’re like me, you must be craving italian!  Last weekend, I had some good friends over and I not only wanted something healthy and delicious, but a dish that would impress my friends at the same time! So, I prepared this antipasto appetizer dish and it was delicious! Serves: 6-8 Ingredients: Dressing: 6 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 Teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil ¼ Teaspoon salt 2 garlic cloves, minced Vegetables: 3 plum tomatoes, sliced 2 Red bell peppers, halved and seeded 2 yellow bell peppers, halfed and seeded 2 zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/2 –inch thick slices 1 red onion, cut into ½-inch thick slices 1 eggplant, cut crosswise into ½-inch thick slices Other garnishes for the platter: *¼ pound genoa salami *¼ pound Bianco D’Oro Dry Salami Any Italian cheeses such as parmesan or mozzarella to accompany the meat Mixture of olives Capers and basil for garnish...