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Low Point & Calorie Appetizers

The following, are an assortment of Appetizers that appear in Cookbooks 2, 4 and 5. New appetizers will be added later this year, as I continue making new Holiday recipes for Cookbook 4. Click the 'recipe' link to open the PDF pages, or click the 'view points' button, to open the recipe in YOUR ww app. That's the only way to see accurate points for your personal plan's settings.

Appetizer Recipes

Individual Appetizer recipes from my Cookbook. Enjoy.


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Arancini al Ragu

Breaded Italian Sausage & Rice Balls

My low point take on the Italian appitizer. Rice, Italian sausage, cheese and peas, rolled into balls, then they're breaded and baked till crispy and delicious.

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Artichoke & Spinach Pinwheels

Savory, flaky & bite sized

Flaky french bread dough, rolled around a mixture of sauteed spinach, artichoke hearts, garlic and reduced fat parmesan cheese. Perfect for dipping or throwing at guests.

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Bolitas de Tamale

Tamale Balls stuffed with Chorizo

These amazing Tamale balls are stuffed with 0 point chorizo, then topped with roasted tomatillo sauce. Get ready to live La Vida Loca and Shake your Bon Bon, mis amigos.

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Breaded Calamari

Crispy baked calamari

An entire cup of breaded and baked Calamari, using my onion ring breading, that's cooler than the other side of an eskimo's pillow. I'm sorry.. an Inuit's pillow.

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Char Siu Bao

From Cookbook 5

My lighter take on Chinese steamed buns with bbq pork. MINE are filled with chopped/minced Teriyaki chicken, then steamed till huge and fluffy, for way less points.

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Cherry Glazed Meatballs

Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Awesome!

These ground turkey meatballs are slathered in a sweet, tangy and slightly spicy dark cherry sauce, OR you can use cranberries. A perfect app for the Holidays.

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Chicken Croquettes

They're finger lickin good

Crispy breaded chicken croquettes, seasoned with Linguica seasoning (optional). Delicious, full of flavor and spice, yet low in calorie, carbs and fat. Nice.

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Chicken Satay

Thai Chicken Skewers

Seasoned with garlic, shallots, turmeric, coriander, coconut milk and a bunch of other Thai flavors. Goes AWESOME with my low point Satay Peanut Sauce.

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Chorizo Stuffed Peppers

Broiled Peppers with Turkey Chorizo

Mini Bell Peppers, stuffed and Roasted with my Low Point & Calorie Ground Turkey Chorizo. Served with a Creamy Mexican Dipping Sauce. These are AMAZING!

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Cuban Meatballs

9 for 1 point

These bad boys are packed with so much Cuban flavor, that after eating just 1, you'll want to smoke a cigar and jump on a raft. Viva la Revolucion!! Pew Pew!

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Focaccia Bread

1 point per slice.

This utterly LEGIT Garlic and Thyme Focaccia Bread recipe, is both low in points & calories, while still being delicious. Finally... We can have great bread again.

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Garlic Mushrooms

Spanish Style Mushrooms.

This Tapa's train is rolling out of the station!! Fresh whole mushrooms, sauteed with olive oil, garlic, fresh parsley, smoked paprika and lemon juice.

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Gyoza Potstickers

From Cookbook 5

Low Point potstickers. This recipe is a combo of Japanese & Chinese style. Japanese for the size and type of wrappers, Chinese for the filling mixture.

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Kafta Kabobs

Middle Eastern Seasoned Kababs

Lebanese seasoned ground turkey Kafta Kabobs. These are so good that they'll blow your mind. All the flavors of a Kabab House for 0 itty bitty points.

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Mussels with Saffron Sauce

An elegant platter o' shells

An elegant and high-end appetizer or main course, that is incredibly easy to make. Appetizers aren't just 2 ingredient dough pinwheels anymore, baby!

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Oven Baked Onion Rings

Crispy Low Point Rings

This recipe has taken 3 weeks of trial and error, but I'm finally happy enough with it to post. This recipe makes an entire 11"x22" sheet pan, full, for 4 points.

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Pineapple Jerk Skewers

The Caribbean is Calling

Spicy Jerk Seasoned ground turkey meatballs and charred pineapple, in a spicy rum glaze... sitting atop a crispy oven-baked banana croquette.

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Portuguese Steamed Clams

Tasty clams with cilantro and wine

This recipe makes a good sized platter of small clams, perfect for a small dinner party. OR... you can have the entire 2 pounds of Clams for 1 Point.

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Rotolo di Lasagne

Lasagna rolls with fresh pasta sheets

Scratch-Made lasagna "coils", filled with 0 point italian sausage, spinach, basil, parmesan cheese and Greek yogurt. Covered with my 5 minute Marinara sauce and mozzerela.

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Salmon Cakes

These are The Bomb

My healthier (and DANG GOOD) version of Ina Garten's famous crab cake recipe. Loaded with fresh salmon, vegetables and with knock-your-socks-off flavor.

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Italian Sausage stuffed mushrooms

These babies are loaded with MY low point italian sausage, low point & calorie breading, herbed/seasoned greek yogurt (instead of cream cheese) and fresh basil.

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Seared Colossal Scallops

Pan seared scallops with cream sauce

Pan seared massive scallops, swimming in a light and creamy lemon, garlic, shallot and chive sauce. This appetizer will knock your guests socks off.

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Shrimp Cocktail

Snazzy Apps for days.

An entire platter of par-boiled, shell-on shrimp, served alongside my low point & calorie cocktail sauce. Wow your guests, no need to adjust your belt.

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Shumai Dumplings

From Cookbook 5

You know those AMAZEBALLS steamed dumplings you get at Chinese Dim Sum places, filled with steamed ground meat? Now you can make them at home, for low points.

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Tomato & Feta Bread Bites

Quick, easy, yet snazzy

Thin, crispy bread squares topped with garlic, cracked black pepper, roasted roma tomato slices, feta cheese, fresh basil, and sprinkled with parmesan cheese.

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Wellington Meatballs

Pastry Wrapped Meatballs

Inspired by the traditional entree, my appetizer uses ground turkey meatballs, resting on mushroom pate' and mustard, wrapped in pastry dough and baked till crispy.

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Wheat Thin-ish Crackers

Crispy 'Everything' Seasoned Crackers

Whole wheat crackers with toasted sesame seeds & caraway, poppy seeds and more. This recipe makes around 130-150 crackers for 10 total points on all plans.

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