Treat your tastebuds without expanding your waistline with these tasty Christmas canape ideas.
Anyone concerned with fitness and healthy eating plans will know the risks of overindulging at Christmas. There's delicious ham, cake, pudding and drinks surrounding you at every turn, and it can be hard to say no!
Thankfully, you can choose your own menu when you host guests for your Christmas 2013 celebrations. Keep your waistline in check with these ideas for canapes under 100 calories.
Mini-breads with toppings
Purchase mini-bread or toast offcuts of French bread for bite-sized bases on which to place delicious toppings. Add cucumber, tomato, salmon and the slightest bit of cream cheese for a healthy and delicious snack.
Beef wasabi crisps
Make up a wasabi mayonnaise mixture and cook steak in a light teriyaki dressing. Chill the steak, place a touch of the wasabi mixture on a thin cracker and place a small slice of beef on top of each one.
Roasted eggplant and feta dip
This is a classic Greek appetiser that will keep guests coming back for more. Add chilli pepper and cayenne for a kick, and serve with toasted pita crisps.
Vegetable satay sticks
The world is your oyster when it comes to these veggie kebabs. Grill broccoli and cauliflower then top with a small amount of satay sauce for a healthy burst of flavour.
Stuffed dates wrapped in prosciutto
These are a fancy alternative to the classic devils on horseback dish. Fill dates with salty goat cheese and wrap in a slice of prosciutto for a quick and sophisticated party snack.
Tomatoes are the perfect base for a variety of fillings and toppings. Hollow out some of the flesh and fill with chicken salad, tuna, tofu or other vegetables for a quirky way to get your vegetable intake.