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Easy, Yummy, Healthy New Year’s Eve Treats

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Being a glam girl on the go means you’re busy and fabulous. And on New Year’s Eve, you also happen to throw a fabulous party. It would be great if you didn’t have to spend this December 31st entirely in the kitchen, though. We’ve got some simple, healthy, and smart snack recipes that won’t bust your clock, your budget, or your belly. This way you can get out there with your gang and enjoy that champagne while the ball drops, completely guilt-free.

Parmesan-Paprika Popcorn As your guests arrive, treat them to this sassy, salty snack. The tang of the parmesan with the kiss of paprika make for a great introduction.

Red Pepper and Boursin Tarts These flaky, gourmet treats are a snap, and you’ll love the subtle red pepper and creamy Boursin combo. Cut it into slices and serve it like a chic pizza!

Cucumber Caviar Canapes Nothing says elegance like caviar, and nothing says coolness like the cucumber! Combine them with sour cream for an instant, classic snack your guests won’t be able to put down.

Jumbo Shrimp Marsala Style For a larger hors d’oeuvre, spoil your guests (and yourself!) with these jumbo shrimp in a delightful, tangy marsala sauce. It’s simpler than you think (especially if you buy the shrimp already de-veined).

Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches We all love a good ice cream sandwich, but here’s one on a smaller scale. Snag some cookies of your choice—little ones like Nilla Wafers or Chips Ahoy—and slip a dollop of ice cream or frozen yogurt between two of them. Roll in chocolate chips or a topping of your choice (coconut, crushed Snickers, you name it) and voila! All of the sweetness with none of the time, and significantly fewer calories.

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