Healthy Recipes: Appetizers

In this section of the site, you can find all of the Skinny Chef appetizer recipes. Typically, there are several pages with recipes - so scroll down and use the paged navigation.... or search for the recipe by title:

 

Eggplant Manicotti

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Manicotti, which means “muff” in Italian, are idea for filling with cheesy ricotta. Slices of eggplant mimic this pasta-free way to enjoy the same flavors you’ll find in the original recipe. Adding kale to the filling boosts nutrition, lowers calories and fat.

Roasted Lemon Asparagus

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Asparagus pokes through the cool dirt of early spring though it can be found in grocery stores year-round. Look for the thick stalks for this recipe, or if you are using pencil-thin asparagus decrease the cooking time by 2-3 minutes.

Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes

Serve salmon cakes on top of a lightly dressed mesclun or baby spinach salad. Sprinkle fresh chopped chives and enjoy as an alfresco lunch or the start to an elegant meal. Fish lovers will be hooked on this tasty preparation. A great way to use up leftover white wine and extra fresh herbs, these cakes also freeze beautifully.

Superfood Squared: Crispy Peanut Kale Chips Recipe

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Check out my Crispy Peanut Kale Chips recipe that I developed for the National Peanut Board…taking the popular idea of kale chips to the next level by adding a crispy coating of another superfood: peanuts!

Kale Chips

Homemade Kale Chips

Making kale chips is fast, easy, and cost effective. Any type of kale works, just be sure that your washed kale leaves are dry before adding olive oil for ultimate crisp chips!

Superfood Slimming Salad

Peanut Pomegranate Salad

Whether I’m looking for an energy boost, or a tasty unique meal, Superfoods always come to mind because they do both best.

Healthy Jalapeño Poppers

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Eating with your fingers is fun – I’m not embarrassed to do it, even in public. That’s one of the reasons why bar food, along with the spicy, crunchy salt coating, is so darn satisfying. I created this version of jalapeño poppers that are baked but still have the yummy contrast of creamy filling with crunchy breadcrumb coating.

Grilled Mango with Balsamic Glaze

Balsamic Mango

Thanks to my friend Rob, who tends bar at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, you’ll be able to taste this unusual lip smacking combo. I added a pinch of chili for warmth and heat which breaks up the sweet punch of balsamic and mango. You rock Rob!!