Spotlight Recipes: Yummy Appetizers for Under 250 Calories

Looking for some easy and delicious starters for your holiday festivities? Our top appetizer picks are easy to prepare and have less than 250 calories per serving!

Photo by: Buff Strickland ©2014, Buff Strickland

Buff Strickland, 2014, Buff Strickland

Most people don't worry about calories around the holidays, but that's no reason to blow an entire day's worth before dinner even starts! Our top apps are easy to prepare and have less than 250 calories per serving. Add these to your holiday menu.

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