There are a lot of great finger foods that are delicious to eat and packed with nutrition. Foods such as vegetables and dips, sandwiches and fruit can all be prepared in a way to provide people with the nutrition they need without sacrificing quality and taste.
Vegetables can be served as finger foods. Some vegetable such as carrots and cherry tomatoes make great finger foods. Celery, cucumbers and peppers are often cut into small pieces which can be eaten as finger foods. Vegetable trays can be prepared in the home or purchased from a grocery store. Trays can be customized with different types of vegetables that people like to eat. Pickles can even be included on some of the trays as an extra bonus.
When most people serve vegetables they also serve dips. Vegetable sauces add more flavor to vegetables. While vegetable dips help to make veggies taste better, most people do not want the added calories, fat and salt that often used to make dips. Servers can make (or buy) vegetable dips that are low calorie, fat free and have little or no sodium.
Fruit is another natural finger food that provides people with great taste and lots of nutrients. A lot of fruits are finger foods by design. This means that it will be easy to serve them in a variety of different ways. Fruits such as grapes, cherries and strawberries are grown with a natural finger size. Foods such as apples, oranges and kiwis are often cut into finger sized chunks.
Fruit kabobs are one way to serve finger sized fruit. Cooks can place pineapples, grapes and watermelon chunks onto a standard skewer and consume the fruit in this way. Many people arrange fruit trays with a variety of different items such as pears, peaches and cantaloupe. Keep in mind that fruit is one of the healthiest and low calorie class of food in the world. People who eat fruit will more than enjoy the sweet flavors and colorful hues.
Finger sandwiches are always a big hit with crowds. When most people serve finger sandwiches they usually serve them with a type of red or processed meat. Foods such as ham, salami, bologna and bacon are often used to make finger sandwiches. However, if a person is looking for a healthy alternative they should use chicken, turkey and fish.
Turkey sandwiches with fat free mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato on wheat mini buns is a great type of finger food for people to enjoy. These sandwiches are easy to make and most people will eat them up quickly. A cook can also use chicken as alternative to turkey. This type of finger food provides lots of flavor and important nutrients such as protein and vitamins A and C.
Foods such as crackers and cheese are often prepared as finger foods. The ingredients used to make different types of cracker and cheese combos are perfect for serving a healthy snack. One type of cracker and cheese finger food is known as Pimiento. This snack food is easy to make and can be altered to create different types of flavors.
1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise, 1 4-ounce jar sliced pimientos, drained and chopped and 2 tablespoons minced scallions. Mix the cheese, mayonnaise, pimentos and scallions in a medium sized bowl. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 3 days. Once the ingredients have marinated over 3 days it will be ready to spread over crackers. This is one example of a low calorie finger food that taste great and helps to fill a person up.
Other types of nutritious finger foods include veggie bites and burgers, nutritious fish bites, baked potato fries and low fat and sugar cupcakes. People can also make healthy pizza with a wheat crust, low fat cheese and reduced sodium tomato sauce. The possibilities for making nutritious and delicious finger foods are virtually endless.