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Low Point & Calorie Appetizers


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The complete Appetizer section, from the new cookbook

So that I'm no longer clogging up the "featured recipes" page of my site, I thought it'd be helpful to make all of my appetizers available for download/printing, from one single page. So.... here'ya go. Clicking the picture above, will allow you to view the entire appetizer section of my cookbook, but because it's a large file, you can also view the individual recipes below.

Appetizer Recipes

Individual Appetizer recipes from my Cookbook. Enjoy.


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Arancini al Ragu

1 point per 1/4 cup ball

Unlike popular recipes out there, that call for abomination cauliflower rice, my recipe uses REAL rice and is filled with awesome. Then they're breaded and baked.

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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

1 point for 1 Cup

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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Chicken Croquettes

It's 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

8 Peppers for 0 Points!

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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Crab Mac 'n Cheese

1 Ramekin for 3 points!

Decadent, Delicious and deeeeefinitely gourmet. Cheese Fresh-Made Ricotta Gnocchi with cheddar cheese sauce, loaded with Lump Crab meat. *drops mic*

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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

0 points for 3 servings.

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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Kafta Kabobs

0 points of awesome.

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

0 points, period.

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

0 points for 1/2 pound

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

4 for 1 point

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

11 for 1 point

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

0 points for 3

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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