Bring Out the Healthy and Appetizing Party Starters Please

Published on June 30, 2020

Working on building a healthy lifestyle and coming up with healthy food ideas can be difficult for anyone. Yes, it may be a challenge, but in life, all things come with a challenge. Eating healthy can always seem like a stressful and unpleasant thing, but I only think that’s the case when you let it be.

Don’t let your mind take over and present to you those unhappy thoughts about eating healthy, filter those negative thoughts out. Think about in the long run and how once you maintain this habit, it will be something that you can quickly put into your day to day routine.

Instead of making this a daunting thing lets create a good practice and make healthy dishes fun just like we enjoy making brownies or cookies. Let’s take that same motive and apply it to make a healthy meal.

Are you trying to figure out some party starters or appetizers for your get together? We all know the causal chips and salsa at the parties, but how about something healthy, delicious, and a mystery recipe that your guest will never find out that it’s right for you. 

Spring Rolls


4 9- inch spring roll rice paper wrappers

1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes 

1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh ginger 

1/2 cup shredded carrots (approx. 1 medium)

1/2 cup bell pepper

1/2 cup cucumber 

1 1/2 cup cooked peeled and deveined shrimp, coarsely chopped 

1/4 torn fresh mint 

1/4 torn fresh cilantro 


First, you are going to dampen a kitchen towel and spread it out on a cutting board, and set that aside. Then you are going to soften the wrappers one at a time, according to the package directions, and place the softened wrapper on top of the dampened towel. 

Layer the bottom third of rice paper with 2 tbsp of radish and 1 tbsp of ginger then top with 2 tbsp of carrot, bell pepper, and cucumber. Then 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp of shrimp, 1tbsp of mint and cilantro. Now you’re going to fold over the bottom and sides and roll until the wrapper wholly sealed. 

Melon Mosaic 


2 beefsteak tomatoes (red and yellow)

1 lb. seedless watermelon (flesh only)

1 tsp. large seedless cucumber, peeled

12 oz. feta cheese

1 pt. cherry tomatoes

1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil extra virgin olive oil extra virgin olive oil

Flaky sea salt, cracked pepper, and fresh mint, for serving


Now its time for the simple recipe. First, you’re going to wash all your tomatoes and cucumbers its always good to wash your vegetables beforehand. Then, you will cut your beefsteak tomatoes, watermelon, feta cheese, and cucumbers into large cubes.

For your cherry tomatoes, you are going to cut those in half. Once all foods are cut, you are going to arrange them onto a platter as you please. Lastly, you are going to drizzle with oil, sprinkle with pepper, mint, and salt and voila you have your melon mosaic.

Jori Ayers is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily based in Tampa, Florida. She was formerly with the editorial team at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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