Spooky Halloween appetizers!

The perfect appetizers!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! My family has an annual Halloween dinner and pumpkin carving contest, so this year I decided that I could bring some tasty treats to the feast! My mother always makes a delicious corn salsa and pairs it with a guacamole, so I took the recipe and switched it out with some low fat ingredients to make them a little healthier and more guilt free. They ended up being pretty successful, as there were zero leftovers at the end of the night. They were simple recipes that anyone could make for any kind of party or event.


What you’ll need:

  • 1 medium avocado, ripe, peeled and pitted
  • 1 15-oz. can young peas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatillos
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
  • 1/3 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Labane Yogurt Cheese* or fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • – salt and pepper to taste
Zesty guacamole!


Put peas in a medium bowl and mash with a fork until almost smooth. Add in avocado and mash that into the peas until smoothAdd remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Cover surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day.

Calories: 52 • Fat: 1.8 g • Fiber 2.6 g • Protein: 2.3 g • Carb: 6.8 g

Corn Salsa: 

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups cooked corn kernels (about four ears) or thawed frozen sweet corn
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
Corn salsa!
Combine cut or thawed corn, tomato, onion and pepper in a medium bowl. Add cilantro and lime juice. Toss well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Calories: 67 • Fat: 0.5 g • Protein 2 g • Carb: 13.5 g • Fiber 1.7  g
Steals & Deals: 
I had lucked out this time! When I arrived to my parents house, the fridge was fully stocked and the pantry was over flowing with everything I needed for my recipes. My mother ensured however, that she bought everything at wal mart- and it was definitely within a college students budget!

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