Healthy Appetizers if You are a Discerning Host

Healthy Appetizers if You are a Discerning Host

Wholefood does not mean denial- a visit to a wholefood shop will support you. Healthy appetizers made from high-quality, organic ingredients, that are pure and natural are nothing new. There is a wide range of sugary and salty snacks available, but for discerning hosts, who wish to offer their guests something healthy for starters they can choose something healthy for starters they can choose pickles, dried food, chips, flakes, or crackers often of excellent quality that do not contain any preservatives or other chemicals. it is always advisable to check the list of ingredients on an appetizers packet before purchase, as not everything on sale in a wholefood shop is organically produced. It is also debatable whether buying ready-made imported snacks makes sense.

These are some deliciously healthy appetizers:

Tortilla chips made from corn, sunflower oil, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and garlic, seasoned with cayenne pepper, coriander and salt, served here with a spicy tomato dip.

Spelt flakes, made from whole spelt gem, organic malt and coarse salt.

Brown rice crackers from Japan: their distinctive flavor is enhanced by sesame seeds and tamari.

Green pumpkin seeds; the peeled, oil-rich seeds of the giant pumpkin.

Pine nuts, a popular snack in the Mediterranean region, come from the cones of the umbrella pine.

Sunflower seeds, delicious when sprouted, and also when raw.

Roasted soy bean, harvested when unripe then roasted.

Sunflower, sesame, pumpkin and poppy seeds crackers

Roasted and salted pumpkin seeds- a popular snack in South America and other southern countries.

Spelt flakes  unmalted but spicy, flavored with paprika, chili, garlic, coarse salt an pepper.

Spelt rings from whole germ, lightly sweetened with unrefined molasses.

Healthy appetizers, chili peppers

Sun dried tomatoes, marinated in best olive oil, cider vinegar, spices, honey and coarse salt.

 

 

 

 

Healthy appetizers: sun dried tomatoes, olives, artichokes

Chili peppers, pickled in organic wine, vinegar have a mild, pleasantly sour flavor.

Pearl onions, grown organically and pickled in natural vinegar, honey and spices.

Sardinian artichokes a la Romana marinated in cold-pressed olive oil, wine vinegar, and lemon juice, seasoned with herbs, spices and coarse salt.

Black Spanish olives, marinated in cold-pressed olive oil and seasoned with coarse salt and thyme.

 

Do you need some help in preparing the crackers for the your guests? OK, prepare the kitchen table and read the following recipe about healthy appetizers like:

Cheesy crackers

150 g mature Gouda

150 g Parmesan

200 g butter

300 g whole wheat flour

Pinch coarse salt

3 Tbs creme fraiche

1 egg yolk

Caraway, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and poppy seeds

Finely grate the cheeses and mix together. Add the butter, flour, salt and creme fraiche, and stir until it forms a smooth pastry. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours. Roll out the cheese shortcrust pastry until it is thin. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Beat the egg yolk and brush the cookies with the beaten egg.

Preheat the oven to 175 grade Celsius. Divide the crackers into four groups and sprinkle each group with different seeds.

Bake the cheesy crackers for about 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

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