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Healthy Eating Tip: Veggies For Crackers

Party season is coming, which means appetizers and lots of them. One way to turn many finger foods into a health food fest is substituting veggies and fruits for crackers, chips, and bread. If you're hosting a party, I suggest experimenting with your standard cheese and crackers hors d’oeuvres and try putting some produce into the mix. Fruit slices pair well with so many cheeses, and crudités are great for dipping into all kinds of sauces and spreads.

Here are a few of my suggestions for substituting produce for crackers. How to top these fruits and veggies is up to you:

  • Red pepper triangles
  • Pear slices
  • Apple slices

I have a few more suggestions so


  • Halved figs
  • Cucumber slices
  • Belgian endive leaves
  • Unpeeled, halved red or purple potatoes

If you have any other great substitutes, I would love to hear them, so leave them in the comments section below.


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