Four Low-carb Appetizer Recipes for New Year’s Eve

In years past, we have focused so much on Christmas that we have largely ignored New Year’s Eve. You can find a vast array of Christmas recipes on our blog using the search bar. That’s why we’re focusing on the other winter holidays this year. We want to support all your celebrations with delicious low-carb foods!

Holiday parties can be minefields for people with blood sugar concerns. Bite-sized morsels can pack way more carbs than you realize! Bacon-wrapped scallops are safe, but the minute pastry starts being passed around, you might be in trouble. Part of the problem is that you don’t realize how many appetizers you eat. They are tasty and poppable!  

New Year’s Eve is a time for celebration and small, tasty foods. You should be focused on celebrating the year that’s passed and looking forward to tomorrow, not worried about your blood sugar. That’s why we’re sharing elegant, low-carb hors d’oeuvres that are perfect for your New Year’s Eve bash for our last recipe blog of the year.

Prosciutto and Brie Jalapeño Poppers


Jalapeño poppers are one of the tastiest appetizers around. But the breading makes them high in carbs. This version cuts out the breading to make them light in carbs. It also uses prosciutto and brie, making them a more refined treat for an elegant party. These feel like a sophisticated version of everyone’s favorite bar treat. But they are so easy to make they might become a go-to for future parties! A serving has 169 calories, 1.75 grams of carbs and 0.75 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Everything Bagel Cucumber Bites


We love, love, love deviled eggs. Honestly, they are perfect for any occasion. However, if you are looking for a “classier” food to fill the same niche, this might be it. Deviled eggs are comforting, creamy and tasty. But, many people think they are dated. These cucumber bites are modern. They have more crunch than a deviled egg, but we think they are comparable because, in both dishes, it’s all about the creamy, delicious topping. Unlike deviled eggs, this doesn’t require any cooking. And your guests might never have tried these before! A serving has 93 calories, 2.7 grams of carbs and 0.4 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Thai Shrimp Cakes


Shrimp cocktail might be one of the classiest hors d’oeuvres. But it’s hard to eat while standing up at a party. That’s why we appreciate these tasty little shrimp cakes with Asian flavors. Their “breading” is actually pork rinds to cut out carbs. They are fried, so they aren’t a diet food, but they are fine in moderation! A serving has 215 calories, 3.5 grams of carbs and 0.5 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Shrimp Rangoon Mini Bell Peppers


When you hear “Rangoon” in reference to food, you think of crab and cheese-filled wontons. This recipe totally upends the dish. It takes the flavors of the dish and swaps the crab for shrimp and the wontons for little bell peppers. These are easy to hold in your hand and scrumptious. Be ready to have all your guests ask for the recipe! A serving has 172 calories, five grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

We hope these recipes are a hit at your New Year’s Eve party. And we hope that 2023 is a wonderful year!

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