Healthy 5-Ingredient Party Food Recipes: Cranberry Cheese Bites, BLT Toasts

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Throwing a party? Going to a party? Whichever the case, these five-ingredients-or-less finger foods are just what you need! (Pssst... Spices don't count toward the ingredient tally.)

Savory Cranberry & Cheese Bites

1/5th of recipe (3 bites): 116 calories, 6.5g fat, 120mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 5.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Once again, mini fillo shells save the day! Serious deliciousness meets serious cuteness...

15 frozen mini fillo shells (like the kind by Athens)
3 pieces Mini Babybel Light cheese, chopped
3 tbsp. sweetened dried cranberries, chopped
3 tbsp. chopped pecans
Spices: cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place shells on a baking sheet. Evenly distribute chopped cheese.

Bake until shells are lightly browned and cheese has melted, about 8 minutes.

Evenly distribute chopped cranberries and pecans among the cheesy shells. Sprinkle with 1/8 tsp. cinnamon, and enjoy!


Mini BLT Toasts

1/4th of recipe (4 pieces): 109 calories, 5g fat, 300mg sodium, 12g carbs, 3g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 6g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

So simple, and SO incredibly good! How did we not think of this sooner?

4 slices light bread
4 slices center-cut bacon or turkey bacon
1 cup seeded and diced tomato
1 cup shredded lettuce
2 tbsp. light mayonnaise
Spices: garlic powder

Lightly toast bread. Cut each slice into 4 squares, for a total of 16 squares.

Cook bacon until crispy, either in a large skillet over medium heat or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (See package for cook time.)

Chop or crumble bacon, and place in a medium bowl. Add tomato and lettuce, and mix well. Add mayo and 1/8 tsp. garlic powder. Stir gently to coat.

Evenly distribute mixture among toast squares. Serve 'em up!


Hungry for More?

Indulge in the ultimate two-ingredient party recipe... De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket!

Sweet and savory collide in this three-ingredient all-star... our Simply Sweet Meatballs!

The party keeps on rockin'... We've got three-ingredient recipes for Super-Stuffed Spinach-Feta Mushrooms, Cran-tastically Easy Meatballs, and Crunchy Candy Cane Snack-wiches.


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Today, December 5th, is National Sacher Torte Day. We're not even going to pretend we have a swap for the Viennese chocolate-cake masterpiece. But we DO have a pretty great Chocolate-on-Chocolate Frosted Cake!

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