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5 Healthy Holiday Appetizers
With Christmas coming up in just a few weeks, starting to think about our holiday menus can be stressful! What am I going to make, am I going to have enough time, am I going to forget to get something? You can ditch the stress this year and opt for these easy 5 healthy holiday appetizers from BurgerFit and Koops’ Mustard! These recipes can easily fit into whatever dietary lifestyle you follow whether it be gluten-free, dairy-free, or keto!
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“I’d rather enjoy the holidays than stress over what I’m going to serve. That’s why I love these 5 healthy holiday appetizers, they’re easy, quick, and allow me to get back to enjoying time with my family.” -Alane
Pinto Bean Hummus
We love hummus for the filling, yet easy-to-make appetizer it is! Eat it with chips, carrots, peppers, bread, or add it to sandwiches, wraps, or a burger! This hummus recipe isn’t made with your typical chickpeas though, we swapped it out for pinto beans and added in Jalapeno Koops’ mustard for a unique and delicious spin on this beloved dish. Get the recipe for this gluten-free, dairy-free recipe here!
Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Log
2. Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Log
Gluten-free and easily modified to make it keto, this cranberry pistachio cheese log is a sweet and savory dish that is sure to be enjoyed by all! We love all the holiday season flavors tasted in this healthy holiday appetizer: ginger, dried cranberries, pistachios, and more! Serve with BurgerFit burgers, bread, or crackers! Get the recipe here!
Mini-BurgerFit burgers and Mustard Trio for dipping
3. Mini-BurgerFit burgers and Mustard Trio for dipping
It doesn’t get any easier than this! Make a batch of BurgerFit burgers and cook them into mini BurgerFit burgers for a healthy holiday appetizer. Pair them with 3 different kinds of Koops’ mustard and you’ll keep your family happy and full all day long! A great gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30, keto, and paleo dish that even gets extra veggies into your family’s diet. Get the recipes for our 3 favorite BurgerFit Burger recipes: Zucchini pesto, beet, and butternut squash!
Deviled Egg Dip
Deviled eggs just got THAT much easier! Skip the time-consuming process of filling the hardboiled eggs and get right to enjoying them! This easy spin on deviled eggs makes a delicious, gluten-free, and keto dip that pairs perfectly with BurgerFit burgers, bread, or veggies! Get the recipe here!
Flatbread with no-mayo homemade ranch dressing
5. Flatbread with no-mayo homemade ranch
A BurgerFit Favorite, this flatbread will go quick, so make extra! We love how you can personalize this flatbread with whatever you have on hand. If you don’t have an ingredient, simply swap it out for another or just get creative! You can easily modify this recipe to make it gluten-free, dairy-free, or whatever dietary lifestyle you’re following. Get the flatbread recipe here and the ranch recipe here!
The holiday season can easily become stress-filled and wondering what you’re going to cook shouldn’t have to add to that! Keep it simple with these quick, easy, 5 healthy holiday appetizers from BurgerFit and Koops’ mustard so you can get back to enjoying what really matters during the holidays.
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Meet our Founder & Koops'
Alane has kept her 40 lb weight loss off since 2013, and created BurgerFit and Cooking with My Friends as a way to get her family eating better. Her health journey started in 2012 after being diagnosed with high blood pressure and obesity. Frustrated and determined, Alane decided to make small, sustainable changes in her diet so that it would be maintainable for a lifetime. Now Alane maintains a healthy weight range and has incorporated quick and easy recipes that keep her picky family members eating better!
Koops’ isn’t your ordinary mustard. It’s extraordinary mustard. With 14 bold flavors that can satisfy any appetite, it makes good food great and great food amazing. We like to think our mustards make everything you spread them on a little better. Well, now your favorite mustard makes the planet a little better too. Sustainably farmed, these organic varieties have all the flavor and texture of the mustard you love.
How We Met
BurgerFit and Koops’ Mustard met before going to the World Food Championships. Since mustard pairs perfectly with burgers, BurgerFit offered samples of Koops’ Mustard in their Tasting Pavilion booth. From there, they continued their relationship by partnering for BurgerFit Friday.
BurgerFit helps make eating veggies fun and delicious for your pickiest of eaters! Our new take on an old classic combines veggies into delicious meat burgers, transforming them into healthy meals that everyone from 2 to 82 years old can enjoy. Each recipe has been tested with kids of all ages, both young and the grown ones. You’ll have them eating beets (and loving it) before they know it!
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What They’re Saying
Not your typical burger with fries! I grew up just eating burgers with cheese, ketchup, and mustard alongside some fries...This burger offers more nutritional value while still being delicious to eat with the condiments that I love. A side dish of rosemary potatoes in place of fried french fries made it even better. This dish was a nice change from the average burger and had great flavor.JoeyADAMANT EASY MEAL EATER
BurgerFit is a valuable resource to have at my office when talking about improving eating habits with my patients. It shows them that making healthier choices doesn’t mean giving up food that they know and love, and it helps them make the transition toward seeing food as a joyful part of self care, rather than something to feel guilty about.JamieOWNER OF THRIVE WELLNESS CLINIC
Wait, these are healthy? If I had known, I wouldn't have eaten them...But they are good, so just don't tell me next time.AlanEIGHTY-TWO YEAR OLD WHO REFUSES TO EAT ANYTHING HEALTHY
Trust me when I tell you these burgers are amazing!JamiDIRECTOR OF HOPE CENTER: ADOPTION & FAMILY SERVICES
I have had the wonderful opportunity to have them, and oh boy! My five-year-old even loved them. This is not your sneaky cook of the nineties, these are burgers your family will love. I cannot wait for the cookbook to come out so we can incorporate these into our weekly family meals.
I am excited to try the Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Log, it looks really delicious!
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