Have a Restaraunt Level Appetizer at home.
When I decided that I was going to include appetizers in the next BIG download of recipes that I'm going to put out... I was faced with some tough decisions. Namely, that since my wife and I never get to go out anywhere, I never really get to HAVE appetizers. I don't make them, I don't cook them, so what the heck should I make? Your culinary options are pretty limited at home when you're primarily cooking for 2 toddlers.
When thinking of what I normally see for appetizers, that are point-friendly, that most people make... everything typically falls into a few categories. Things made with 2 ingredient dough, things made into air fryer egg rolls, things shoved into won ton wrappers, and more things with 2 ingredient dough. I NEED to try and step out of that. C'mon... it's the guilt free GOURMET, I can't toss pigs in a blanket out there (even though I love them lol). So... where can I turn for inspiration for snazzy, elegant, yet uncomplicated appetizers? Tapas. My goal with the appetizers that I'm about to start pumping out, is that I am not going to be making appetizers, I'm going to make APPETIZERS, uppercase. The kind that you'd get at restaraunts, the kind that you'd go out to dinner and pay a bunch of money for... the kind that you would wow your guests with if you place a platter of them on the table, instead of 2 ingredient dough Pinwheels again. But... I want to make them so danged low in points, that you won't have to feel like you need to skip the appetizers to save points for dinner.
The above linked, free file, is NOT found in the pages of my Low Point Cooking Guide, that you can download for free here on my website. This recipe is one of the first for the Appetizers section, for the upcoming second cookbook (and free download) that I'm working on. It will be filled to the brim with sauces, salad dressings, dips and gourmet, low point & calorie appetizers. This is appetizer #1 of AT LEAST 20.
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