Kick off a long night of holiday festivities with shareable, crowd-pleasing dishes that won't take away time from the other foods you'll be serving at your Christmas dinner. Between melty brie crostinis and light crunchy salads, we offer plenty of tasty, creative ways to start the feast sans meat. Say goodbye to greasy dips and fat-laden spreads, and go for these lighter, wholesome options that will have all the guests asking for the recipe.
Mini Cheese Balls
Save 108 calories, 7g sat fat, and 69mg sodium per serving over a traditional cheese ball. Almond milk cream cheese is delicately nutty, with a buttery-rich texture and zero grams of sat fat. Find it at Whole Foods stores nationwide. You can substitute 1⁄3-less-fat cream cheese, which adds 1.6g sat fat to each serving.