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3 Can’t-Get-Enough Keto Holiday Appetizers

Some of the best Holiday foods come in small bites. But unfortunately, most appetizers like dips, chips, and deep-fried foods are loaded with carbohydrates. If you’re looking for great appetizer recipes that will keep you in the Keto Zone, look no further than today’s 3 Delicious Keto Holiday Appetizers.

Not only are all three low-carbs, but they include delicious, healthy, ingredients. They are also company-worthy and good enough to take, and be proud of, at any Holiday party.

Small bites with big taste!

3 Delicious Keto Holiday Appetizers

1. Bacon-Wrapped Brussel Sprouts


  • 12 strips of bacon
  • 12 medium/large Brussel sprouts
  • pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Wash the Brussel sprouts. Pat them dry with a paper towel.
  3. Make each wrap: Place a Brussel sprout at the top of a piece of bacon. Roll up the brussel sprout inside the bacon. Completely use all the bacon to wrap it. To make bacon-wrapped Brussel sprouts. Place on the baking sheet and season with pepper.
  4. Once finished with all wrapped Brussel sprouts, bake for 30-35 minutes, until bacon reaches desired crispiness. Insert a toothpick in each and serve.

Nutrition Info (per 1 wrapped Brussel sprout): 58 calories, 4 grams fat, 2 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber (1 gram net carbohydrates), 4 grams protein

Why Eat Brussel Sprouts?

Of course, the nutrition star of this recipe is the Brussel sprouts.

They are high in fiber, loaded with vitamins K and C, high in antioxidants, fight cancer cells, and support heart health (123). To learn more about the health benefits of Brussel sprouts, read this post.

2. Beautiful Veggie-Cheese-Meat AntiPasto Kebabs


  • 16 baby heirloom tomatoes
  • 8 marinated artichoke hearts, cut in half
  • 16 Spanish green olives
  • 16 pieces marinated fresh mozzarella balls
  • 16 kalamata olives
  • 16 small pepperoncini (or 8, cut in half for less spice)
  • 16 slices salami
  • 8 skewers


  1. Thread ingredients on each skewer with tomato, 1/2 artichoke, green olive, mozzarella, kalamata olive, pepperoncini, folded salami. Then repeat pattern.
  2. Or, use any order you’d like.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Info: 184 calories, 15 grams fat, 3 grams carbohydrates, 1 gram fiber (2 grams net carbs), 8 grams protein

Kebabs that Pack a Healthy Punch

The olives, tomatoes, and artichokes in this recipe offer heart-healthy fats, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, cancer-fighting nutrients, and more. In fact, the fat in olives is one of the healthiest foods around, fight cancer, supports whole-body health, and reducing inflammation.

3. Smoked Salmon on Cucumber with Aioli


  • 8 pieces smoked salmon
  • 1 cucumber, sliced into 1/4″ slices


  • 1 medium very ripe Avocado from Mexico
  • 1/3 cup avocado mayo
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Make aioli by combining all aioli ingredients in a food processor and processing until smooth.
  2. Place cucumber slices on a plate. Add a dollop of aioli, and top with 1 piece smoked salmon.
  3. Serve with, or without a toothpick inserted. Serves 8.

Nutrition info (per piece): 207 calories, 16 grams fat, 4 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 2 grams net carbs, 12 grams protein

Healthy Fats Galore

When it comes to a Keto Holiday Appetizer, it’s hard to beat the combination of salmon, avocados, cucumbers, and garlic for health benefits. Salmon’s healthy fat boost metabolism, support heart health and brain health and reduce inflammation  (4, 5). Avocados, garlic, and cucumbers add powerful nutrients to the mix as well!

Bottom Line

You can absolutely enjoy delicious small-bites and stay in the Keto Zone this year with our Keto Holiday Appetizers. Not only are they beautiful, party-worthy dishes, but they are easy to make and contain many healthful ingredients!


  1. I was wondering what appetizers to make while the rest of the dinner heats up- now I know!!! These sound delicious and I know they will be gobbled up by both adults and my grandchildren!!! -making eating Brussels sprouts delicious!!!


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