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Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

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Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

Thanksgiving is next week and although it’s a wonderful holiday filled with family, gratitude, and great memories, it can be a scary time for someone who is trying to lose weight.

You can enjoy a great meal without completely going overboard! It starts with making smart decisions right away…and that begins with your choice of appetizers! Check out our recipes for guilt-free appetizers to enjoy this Thanksgiving:

Deli Sticks with Mustard Sauce

Ingredients:
1 Monarch Applewood Flavor Meat Stick
1 Monarch Teriyaki Flavor Meat Stick
2 Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, low-fat
1 tbs. Mustard
1 tbs. Mayonnaise; fat-free, tofu-based
Dash of Dill

Directions:
1.) Cut Monarch Meat Sticks and cheese sticks into six pieces each.
2.) Stick a decorative toothpick in each piece and serve on a colorful plate.
3.) Mix remaining ingredients to make a dip.

Serves 2.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories 148
Protein 24g
Carbs 5g
Fat 7.5g


Smoked Salmon Cheese Balls

Ingredients:
1 pkg. Monarch Barbecue Crunch O’s, crushed
4 oz. Smoked salmon
4 oz. Cream cheese, fat-free
1 Green onion, finely chopped

Directions:
1.) Combine smoked salmon, cream cheese, and chopped onion into a bowl and form into a ball.
2.) Roll in crushed Crunch O’s.
3.) Serve with any of Monarch’s chips.

Serves 2.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories 211
Protein 48g
Carbs 22g
Fat 4g


Roasted Garlic Chips

Ingredients:
1 pkg. Kay’s White Cheddar Cheese Chips
¼ cup Cream cheese; fat-free, whipped
2 Garlic cloves, large
1 tsp. Olive oil

Directions:
1.) Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
2.) Cut off top of whole garlic bulb to expose tops of individual cloves. Cover tops in olive oil.
3.) Bake for 35 minutes.
4.) Place chips on a cookie sheet and spread garlic cloves on chips.
5.) Drop a dollop of whipped cream cheese on each chip and place in the still-warm oven for 5 minutes.

Serves 2.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories 155
Protein 8.5g
Carbs 14g
Fat 8g

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