The Best Healthy Fall Appetizers

Even though this fall is looking a bit different this year it’s still the perfect season to whip up some amazing, delicious fall appetizers to celebrate the season. Temps are getting cooler and there’s nothing better than comforting appetizers to safely bring the household together or make & enjoy virtually!

What makes these appetizers healthier?

  • They pack a good amount of protein to keep you satisfied
  • They use real, wholesome ingredients
  • They’re lightened up takes on traditionally heavy appetizers
  • Some even sneak in a veggie or two!

I put together over 20 incredible, healthy fall appetizers that you’ll be making again and again. You’ll find a mix of savory dips, some sweet & savory breads and muffins, all of the best finger foods (to enjoy with serving ware!) and a few knife & fork appetizers that could double as a savory lunch.

Take a scroll and try out a new, easy fall appetizer this weekend. I’ve labeled them as vegetarian, vegan and gluten free, too. Enjoy, xo!

VT = vegetarian

V = vegan

GF = gluten free

Savory dips

white bean buffalo dip in a skillet with a spoon

Vegetarian Three Cheese White Bean Buffalo Dip VT, GF

Easy + Cheesy Southwest Bean Dip GF

Garlic White Bean Basil Hummus V, GF

Fresh & Healthy 7-Layer Dip VT, GF

Black Bean, Corn and Quinoa Enchilada Bake (or dip!) VT, GF

Breads & muffins

gluten free cornbread muffins on a wire rack

Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins VT, GF

Whipped Feta & Avocado Crostini with Pomegranate VT, GF

Healthy Maple Sweet Potato Cornbread Muffins VT

Roasted Grape & Brie Crostini with Honey + Sea Salt VT

Honey Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins VT

The Best Garlic Bread You’ll Ever Eat VT, GF

The ultimate finger foods

healthy baked jalapeno poppers on a plate

Tortilla Chip-Crusted Baked Jalapeño Poppers VT, GF

Tofu Vegan Nachos with Cashew Cheese Sauce V, GF

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy BBQ Cranberry Turkey Meatballs GF

10-Minute Smoked Salmon Pinwheels GF

How to Make a Charcuterie Board (Two Different Ways!) all options

Cauliflower Tots VT, GF

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains GF

Vegetarian Plantain & Black Bean Taco Cups VT

Bacon Wrapped Dark Chocolate & Goat Cheese Stuffed Dates GF

Pesto Turkey Burger Sliders on Sweet Potato Buns GF

Fork & knife appetizers

stuffed sweet potato skins on a baking sheet

Ultimate Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins GF

3-Ingredient Grilled Stuffed Poblano Peppers GF

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Black Bean, Corn & Sweet Potato VT, GF

I hope you love these delicious, healthy fall appetizers! If you make any of them be sure to leave a comment & a rating on the recipe so I know how you liked them. Enjoy, xo!


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