9 Delicious & Festive Diabetes-Friendly 5-Ingredient Appetizer Recipes

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Rosemary-Goat Cheese Toast

Top crispy baguette with tangy goat cheese, fragrant rosemary, and a drizzle of honey for a crowd-pleasing appetizer. This recipe makes one toast, but you can easily scale up by toasting multiple slices of bread in the oven.

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Avocado & Salsa Cracker

For a quick and easy snack, top whole-grain crackers or crispbreads with avocado and tomato salsa, both of which have anti-inflammatory properties.

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Roasted Pears with Prosciutto

Wrap slices of pear in prosciutto and drizzle with balsamic for a simple, delicious appetizer. Pears are high in fiber and have a low glycemic index, making them a great choice for keeping blood sugar steady.

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Toasted Paprika Chickpeas

Roast chickpeas in the oven with paprika and garlic for a crunchy, protein- and fiber-rich snack. Customize with your favorite seasonings.

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Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

Fill mushrooms with pesto and breadcrumbs for an elegant appetizer. These are lower in saturated fat than sausage-stuffed mushrooms and can be easily adapted for dietary preferences with gluten-free breadcrumbs and dairy-free pesto.

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Spicy Olives

Toss olives with orange zest, herbs, and spices for a simple yet fancy addition to any appetizer spread. The healthy fats in olives help protect heart health.

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Loaded Zucchini Bites

These bites are a low-carb alternative to loaded potatoes. They re packed with flavor and help keep your blood sugar stable.

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Air-Fryer Bacon-Wrapped Scallops

These bacon-wrapped scallops are easy to make and boast 5 grams of protein per serving. Use a half-piece of bacon for each scallop to keep saturated fat in check, and add a drizzle of maple syrup for extra flavor.

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Cauliflower Chips

Make crispy cauliflower chips in the oven or air fryer. Top with fresh tomatoes or serve with marinara sauce. For a different flavor profile, swap Italian seasoning for curry powder.