The holidays are jam packed with parties, drinks, and celebrating. While it is the season to be with friends and family, the mindless munching during cocktail parties can lead to unwanted holiday weight gain. Whether you are hosting a holiday party or asked to bring a Christmas appetizer to the office potluck, these healthy options will be the perfect seasonal bite. To accompany these holiday appetizers, try our healthy holiday cocktails for a flawless seasonal happy hour.
Glazed Cocktail Meatballs
These mini meatballs are perfect for holiday parties and tailgating. We made them healthier by forgoing sodium-heavy ingredients like the usual ketchup and chili sauce and including whole-grain bulgur in place of breadcrumbs. You can also serve a larger portion of these meatballs for weeknight dinner. To up the kid-friendly factor, omit the ground red pepper in the glaze and serve with mashed potatoes (à la Swedish meatballs). For a tangier glaze, substitute cranberry sauce for the grape jelly.