Appetizers

When you are preparing a meal for any size group, one thing most people appreciate is having some nibbles available while they watch you finish up the preparation for the dinner. Friends and family gather around the kitchen area and socialize. It is probably one of the most social activities of any dinner or meal—having some appetizers and drinks while people arrive and the dinner is being prepared and served.

But this is also one of the culprits of poor eating habits—lots of carbs and fatty fried foods usually make the list for easy appetizers since most the effort is being spent on the main meal. But now this no longer is the case—you can “Optimize” the appetizers just as easily as you can a dinner or meal. And most of these are quick and easy but look and taste very elegant and rich. So give them a try and pick your favorites. Let us know what you like and what you might want more of that we can “Optimize” for you…

Baked Zucchini Chips

Shrimp and Mango CevicheSpicy ShrimpItalian Meatballs

Greek Yogurt Cheese Balls

Artichokes with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Light Veggie Dip

Roasted Edamame

Lettuce Wraps

Deviled Eggs with Paprika

Poached Shrimp

Pico de Gallo

Baked Zucchini Chips

Shrimp Mango Ceviche

Spicy Shrimp

Italian Meatballs

Greek Yogurt Cheese Balls

Artichokes with Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Light Veggie Dip

Roasted Edamame

 

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