Quick! I Need Help with a Clever, Veggie Appetizer

Attending a small New Year’s Eve party?  At parties, such as New Year’s Eve parties tomorrow night, there are usually many appetizers to choose from or you’re asked to bring one.  I always end up seeing chips and crackers at parties….which some are healthy (whole grain, gluten free, seed crackers, veggie chips) but having an alternative option is unique!

I love creating my own “chips” out of vegetables – cut into thin to medium SLICES

You want the slices to hold the weight of dips or cheeses, especially when roasting some veggies – roast until CRISP

  • Sweet Potatoes – bake in the oven 400℉ for 30 minutes.  They will come out crisp, great for snacks and putting on toppings/dips.  Leave in the oven longer for more crunch.
  • Regular Potatoes – do the same thing with your favorite potato
  • Beets – bake in the oven 450℉ for 20-30 minutes  
  • Cucumbers – raw veggies; excellent for dips and cheese
  • Radishes
  • Zucchini
  • Jicama
  • Endive Leaves – you don’t need to slice and bake these, use the individual leaves as “boats” to carry your appetizer dips, cheese, and proteins OR use in a salad

Bell Peppers – you can cut flat squares from the pepper, so there’s a flat surface vs. slices

Pair vegetable “chips” with cheeses, dips, or proteins!  Either prepare everything yourself or tag team with another guest.

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