Top 12 Healthy, Classy, Kid-Friendly Appetizer Recipes for Parties


11. Smoked salmon and avocado cream cheese canapes

You will need:

4-5 pumpernickel bread slices (cut into circles)
4oz organic cream cheese (softened)
4oz wild smoked salmon (sliced)
½ cup red onion (thinly sliced)
1 avocado
3tbsp fresh dill (minced)
2tbsp fresh lemon juice
2tsp lemon zest
Fresh dill sprigs (chopped), for garnish
Salt and black pepper powder, to taste
Extra virgin olive oil
How to make:

Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C).
Apply olive oil on the circular bread slices and put them on the baking sheet. Bake for ten minutes until they turn crisp.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set it aside on the wire rack to cool.
Meanwhile, add cream cheese, minced dill, avocado, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and black pepper into a bowl. Mix well so that everything is well combined.
Spread avocado cream cheese on the bread slices and top with smoked salmon and chopped dill.
Serve immediately with a glass of fresh lemonade for added delight.

12. Baked loaded potatoes

You will need:

4 large potatoes (washed and dried)
1½ cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
¾ cup cooked bacon (crumbled)
¾ cup sour cream
¼ cup basil (chopped)
Salt and pepper powder, to taste
Olive oil
How to make:

Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C).
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
Place the potatoes on the baking sheet and put them into the oven for one hour and 20 minutes.
After the stipulated time, remove the baking sheet from the oven and set it on the wire rack to let the potatoes cool a bit.
As the potatoes cool, cut them into halves lengthwise and scoop out the flesh.
Brush each potato skin with olive oil and sprinkle some salt over them. Place them back on the baking sheet and bake at 420ºF (220ºC) for ten minutes.
Meanwhile, mix potato pulp, sour cream, bacon, half the cheese, basil, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl.
Fill each potato skin with the potato flesh mixture, top with the remaining cheese, and sprinkle basil over it.
Place the filled potato skin back into the oven and broil them for a few minutes until the cheese melts and turns light brown.
Serve immediately or after cooling a bit. Use homemade yogurt or onion dip to enhance the taste.