Recipe Roundup: Simple Spring Starters and Spreads

Spring is almost here, which means a lot of occasions are soon to be had. Between holidays, wedding showers and graduations, spring is a time for gatherings. Appetizers can go a long way when hosting a lot of people and these simple low-carb recipes will keep your guests happy, your wallet full and your blood sugars stable.

All of these recipes are easy to make and won’t go bad right away. Your guests will feel good about the health-conscious offerings and you can rest assured your blood sugars won’t come in the way of having a good time.

Egg Tuna Salad

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Tuna Egg Salad

This protein-packed dish by Fit Foodie Finds can be used as a spread, served over salad or wrapped up in lettuce (or a low-carb wrap) and cut into single servings. A healthy finger food choice is much appreciated by your health-conscious guests! This dish also happens to be flavorful, easy to make and affordable and will last up to 5 days so rest assured, none will go to waste!

Kalamata Olive and Basil Tapenade Dip

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Kalamata Olives and Basil Tapenade Dip

Champagne Nutrition’s heart-healthy dip combines Mediterranean flavors with the salty flavor of kalamata olives, and what only takes minutes to make, tastes like a culinary masterpiece. Roast some peppers in a boat shape and serve the tapenade in them or put a dollop over slices of cucumbers. Both low-carb dishes have a fantastic presentation and are full of flavor.

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Easy Keto Hummus

Believe it or not, this hummus is not made from chickpeas. The main ingredient is lupin “beans”, which are actually seeds and fall into the legume family. This is a high protein food with great nutritional value and it won’t spike your blood sugars! Coming in at under 1 g net carb, this is a great spread to put out with crudites, skewers of chicken or you can make some low carb crackers to go with it.

Photo credit: Jacque Nyenhuis

Mushrooms, Asparagus and Micro Greens with an Egg Foam

This dish from Cooking with Jacque looks like it’s straight out of a food magazine but actually is quite easy to make. The truffles and mushrooms combine together to create a very rich and aromatic flavor that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Serve in small ramekins and this dish can go a long way.

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Cheddar and Green Onion Keto Biscuits

This recipe contains only a few simple ingredients, is a breeze to make, and only contains 4.5 g net carbs. You can easily prepare this and freeze ahead of time, making this dish a great grab and go alternative! Get creative and switch up the type of cheese and seasoning.

This time of year is one to focus on happy occasions and healthy living. These easy to make starters will make you look like a great host and feel like a rockstar!

Do you have any simple low-carb appetizers that you always go back to? Comment and share below!

Simple Spring Starters and Spreads
Simple Spring Starters and Spreads

Source: diabetesdaily.com

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