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Low Carbohydrate Diet – Quick and Easy Appetizers: Healthy and Delicious Appetizer Recipes

Low carbohydrate dieting is a healthy way to lose weight and feel better than ever. This doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. It’s all about making good choices that are healthy and rewarding.

Low carb appetizers can be delicious and just as festive as their higher carbohydrate counterparts. Weight loss is now something everyone can do without losing the enjoyment of eating.

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What You Need:

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 large cans of artichoke hearts
  • 3/4 cups of mayonnaise
  • 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese

How To Prepare:

  1. 1
    Spray medium casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. 2
    Drain both cans of artichoke hearts.
  3. 3
    Chop the artichoke hearts and put them into a bowl.
  4. 4
    Stir in mayonnaise and cheese.
  5. 5
    Pour the mixture into the casserole dish.
  6. 6
    Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 25 to 30 minutes.
  7. 7
    Serve warm with cut celery, fresh broccoli or low carbohydrate tortilla chips.

Low Carb Bacon, Cheese and Pepper Poppers


What You Need:

  • Cooking spray
  • 20 ounces of cheddar cheese
  • 8 jalapeno peppers
  • 12 slices of Turkey bacon

How To Prepare:

  1. 1
    Spray broiler pan with cooking spray.
  2. 2
    Cut the jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise. Remove seeds.
  3. 3
    Cut the cheese into slices lengthwise.
  4. 4
    Place cheese slices into peppers
  5. 5
    Wrap the Turkey bacon around the jalapenos.
  6. 6
    Place all of them on the broiler pan.
  7. 7
    Broil for approximately 8 to 10 minutes until the bacon is done.

Low Carb Stuffed Mushrooms

low carb stuffed mushroom recipe

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What You Need:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound of fresh mushrooms
  • 8 ounces of canned crabmeat
  • 1/2 cup of chopped onions
  • 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup of grated cheese (parmesan or cheddar)
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise

How To Prepare:

  1. 1
    Lightly spray shallow pan with cooking spray.
  2. 2
    Rinse the mushrooms and dry.
  3. 3
    Remove stems and some of the inside of the mushroom to hold the stuffing.
  4. 4
    Mix drained crabmeat, chopped onions, Italian seasonings, grated cheese and mayonnaise in a medium mixing bowl.
  5. 5
    Scoop the crabmeat mixture by heaping spoonfuls into the mushrooms.
  6. 6
    (Optional) Sprinkle additional cheese over the mushrooms.
  7. 7
    Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 12 to 15 minutes.
  8. 8
    Serve hot.

Low Carb Spicy Meatballs

low carb spicy meatballs recipe

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What You Need:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can of condensed tomato soup
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning

How To Prepare:

  1. 1
    Spray large skillet with cooking spray.
  2. 2
    In a medium mixing bowl, combine ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, chopped onions, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper and cinnamon. Mix well.
  3. 3
    Form meatballs, place in skillet and brown on medium-high.
  4. 4
    In a bowl, mix the tomato soup, water and Italian seasoning.
  5. 5
    Pour the soup mix over the meatballs and cook over low heat until the meatballs are done.
  6. 6
    Serve hot.

Low Carb Marinated Mozzarella Appetizer

low carb marinated mozzarella

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What You Need:

  • 16 to 20 ounces of mozzarella cheese
  • 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper

How To Prepare:

  1. 1
    In a medium bowl, mix vinegar, oil, basil and black pepper.
  2. 2
    Whisk until well blended.
  3. 3
    Cut the mozzarella cheese into cubes and add to the marinade.
  4. 4
    Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.
  5. 5
    Serve with toothpicks.

All of these appetizers are the ideal snack for low carb dieters. Add them to a low carb meal or enjoy them alone with a salad. They are great for parties, football games, holidays and celebrations.

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