Krissy's Holiday Appetizer Plate

My friend Krissy always creates healthy and delicious foods that are as beautiful as they are tasty!  Check out the healthy foods on this  beautiful holiday appetizer plate:

  • Kumquats
  • Greek Olives
  • Red Peppers and Snap Peas
  • Goat cheese drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fresh basil leaves
  • Dr. Kracker Crackers (organic and delicious!)
  • Leslie Stowe, Rainbow Crisp Crackers (found locally at Epicurious or Roxy's.  Also at Wholefoods)
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Krissy's Artichoke Spinach Dip (recipe below)


Krissy's Artichoke  Spinach Dip - A HEALTHY alternative to a favorite holiday dip!

  • 4 roasted artichokes ( find in deli section of supermarket)
  • 2 cups Smart Balance reduced fat sour cream.  (Greek Yogurt is  also great)
  • I package Simply Organic Spinach Dip mix.
  • Fresh Spinach.

Mix in a Cuisinart

Roasted Red Pepper and Cannelini Bean Dip

  • 1/4  cup  chopped fresh basil
  • 1  teaspoon  balsamic vinegar
  • 1  (16-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  (7-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, rinsed and drained
  • 1  large garlic clove
  • 2  tablespoons  extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper

Place first 5 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. With processor on, slowly add oil through food chute. Stir in salt and black pepper.