Healthy Holiday Low Carb Appetizer Recipes

Last Updated on December 25, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Check out these delicious low carb appetizer recipes! Healthy holiday eating doesn’t have to be difficult.  These healthy holiday party recipes are just what you need.

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Healthy Holiday Eating and Low Carb Appetizer Recipes

Healthy Holiday Eating

The cookies and other high carb holiday treats seem to call to me no matter how much willpower I have.  While I certainly don’t expect anyone not to sample the Christmas cookies, I try very hard to have one or two cookies instead of eight or ten cookies.

I find that the easiest way to keep away from too many Christmas treats is to make sure that I make some low carb appetizer recipes that I can enjoy instead.  I always try to have on hand a few simple things for people to snack on. Check out a few of these healthy holiday tips.

Healthy recipe means different things to different people. Whether you need low carb holiday treats or low sodium appetizer recipes, here are lots to choose from.

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Healthy Holiday Eating and Low Carb Appetizer Recipes

Healthy appetizers

Plates of fresh-cut veggies are the perfect option to offer for healthy holiday eating.  Select a green and red selection of vegetables like broccoli, celery, cherry tomatoes, red and green peppers, etc. to keep the Christmas color theme.

Pickled magnolia flowers are an appetizer that your guests will enjoy if they are looking for low carb appetizers.

Healthy Holiday Eating and Low Carb Appetizer Recipes

Low-calorie appetizers

Set out a bowl with chunks of watermelon and honeydew melon. Let people fill cups with the red and green melon to snack on as they like. I use a melon baller for uniform circles. Or, try using a watermelon as a fruit bowl and filling up with your favorite fruits.

They may enjoy a fancy fruit salad or even a pomegranate salad as a fruit appetizer.

Healthy Holiday Eating and Low Carb Appetizer Recipes

Healthy recipes for a holiday party

Salsa and chunks of low-fat cheese make a great snack.  Choose low-fat Cheddar, Colby, or Monterey Jack cheeses. The key with salsa is to avoid the chips.

This Vitamix salsa recipe with cilantro is one of my favorites. You might want to make it with tomatillos.

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Best healthy appetizers for a party

Mixed nuts offer a low carb option for healthy holiday eating.  Choose almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, chestnuts, pistachios and walnuts for low-fat options. Remember to avoid honey-roasted nuts to keep the carbs down.

And, if you’re watching your sodium, be sure to choose unsalted nuts. These savory spiced pecans are one of my favorites.

There are many low carb appetizer recipes but this is one of my favorites for healthy holiday eating.  By choosing low-fat blue cheese, fat-free cream cheese, and nonfat yogurt, you keep the fat content down as well as the carbs.

Check out these cheesy holiday appetizers. You are sure to find one that will fit the theme of your party.

How can I eat healthy during the holidays?

As you prepare for the holidays, don’t forget about healthy holiday eating.  Low carb appetizer recipes can be the difference between your jeans being too tight in the New Year or not.  

Enjoy one or two Christmas cookies and a glass of eggnog but don’t forget about making healthy holiday eating choices as well.

Concentrating on mindful holiday eating during the holidays can make all of the difference. Don’t graze as you’re cooking or while you’re at the party. Instead, limit yourself to eating what you put on your plate and be careful when you make your choices.

Holiday Party Appetizer

Not only is this recipe healthy, but it’s also gluten-free. For another gluten-free holiday recipe, try my Raspberries and Clementines Romanoff with Creme Fraiche or my Mango Shrimp Ceviche.

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Low carb finger foods

There is just something so tempting about a plate of finger foods. So, why not make them low carb so your guests can really enjoy them. Here are just a few to get you started.

Healthy Holiday Eating & Low Carb Appetizer Recipes

Try my favorite celery with blue cheese spread and dried fruit. It’s one of my favorite healthy holiday party recipes.

celery with blue cheese and dried fruit

Yield: 18

Celery with Blue Cheese Spread & Dried Fruit

celery with blue cheese and dried fruit

Celery with Blue Cheese Spread & Dried Fruit

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 3 dried apricots
  • 3 dried figs
  • 1/3 cup chopped Diamond walnuts
  • 1 1/2 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fat free cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup non fat plain yogurt
  • 6 stalks of celery


  1. Chop the apricots, figs, and walnuts into fine pieces.
  2. Mix the blue cheese, cream cheese, and yogurt until smooth.
  3. Add the dried fruits and nuts and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate until right before serving.
  5. Sllice the celery stalks into 4" stalks and fill with the spread.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 77Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g

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