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Gluten-Free Party Appetizers to Satisfy Every Craving

Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Meatballs

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Nutrition specialist Lindsay Cotter cooked these Paleo meatballs in a sweet and spicy sriracha sauce—simple ingredients, super tasty, and protein packed. They are great as an appetizer for any occasion, so make ahead, enjoy right away, or freeze for later. (Obsessed with sriracha? Check out these 10 Sriracha-Flavored Snacks for the Spicy Food Enthusiast.)

Get the recipe: Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Meatballs

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Watermelon with Honey Lime and Pistachios

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Who needs bread when you can use watermelon as the base for this refreshing, fun appetizer from Sara Haas, R.D.N., L.D.N., certified chef. Think of this one as an easy way to get more fruit and heart-healthy nuts into your day.

Get the recipe: Watermelon with Honey Lime and Pistachios

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Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Ancient Grain Party Mix

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This simple, three-ingredient party mix is delicious, nutritious, and not only gluten-free but vegan too, making it a winning option to fill that void on your table. These KIND Popped Snack Bites have six super grains in every handful, so I mixed them together with some nuts and pretzels to satisfy both your sweet and salty cravings.

Get the recipe: Salted Caramel and Dark Chocolate Ancient Grain Party Mix

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"Fried" Green Beans

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This lightened-up app gives the impression of fried food, but the beans are actually baked, says Jenna Braddock, M.S.H., R.D.N., C.S.S.D. Let gluten-free friends enjoy some crunch with these green beans breaded in gluten-free crackers and coconut flour. (Next up, try these Spicy Avocado Fries with Creamy Cilantro Dipping Sauce.)

Get the recipe: "Fried" Green Beans

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Healthy Potato Skin Poppers

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These healthy potato skins from Love and Zest are loaded with flavor and nutrition. Not only are they topped with plain Greek yogurt for added protein, but they're also portion controlled, helping you keep your servings in check.

Get the recipe: Healthy Potato Skin Poppers

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Gluten-Free Pretzel Nachos

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Cheesy goodness on top of deliciously crisp, gluten-free Glutino Pretzel Chips is certainly the new way to eat nachos. Grab a plate and rest easy knowing your gluten-free and gluten-loving guests will both enjoy this dish.

Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Pretzel Nachos

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Cheesy Cauliflower Bread

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Nutrient-packed cauliflower forms the base of this low-calorie, gluten-free bread that's topped with cheesy goodness, says Sonali Ruder, D.O. It's the perfect guilt-free party appetizer. (Cauliflower can do so much more for your meals that you might know. Check out these 25 Can't-Believe-It's-Cauliflower Recipes for Comfort Food Favorites to see for yourself.)

Get the recipe: Cheesy Cauliflower Bread

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Lemon and Chili Sweet Potato Toast

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This sweet potato toast appetizer is a delicious gluten-free treat any partygoer will appreciate, says Emily Kyle, M.S., R.D.N. Made with high-protein plain Greek yogurt atop trendy sweet potato toast, this recipe packs in just as much flavor as it does nutrition. The sweet potato toast provides you with many health-promoting nutrients including beta-carotene, antioxidants, and dietary fiber.

Get the recipe: Lemon and Chili Sweet Potato Toast

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