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June 17, 2023

Strawberries and Basil

Healthy Appetizer Idea for Parties and a Snack for Kids

A few simple appetizers can spark the appetite, but too many heavy ones spoil it and lead to overeating before dinner is served. Try this fresh idea with strawberries and basil during the season.

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Combining light and heavier appetizers and a small quantity of each creates the perfect offering. Such as strawberries and basil, one homemade dip like an olive tapenade, and slices of dried sausage. Just a few nibbles for everyone to enjoy. A small appetizer is less work, less cost, and fewer calories. Plus, it allows more room to appreciate the main meal.

Ingredients

Strawberries

Fresh basil

Toothpicks

Instructions

Wash, core, and slice the strawberries

Fold a leaf of fresh basil around each strawberry slice, then secure with a toothpick.

Notes

This is also a flavorful and healthy snack for kids and an easy family dessert. 

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For an appetizer, your might serve strawberries and basil, a small serving of homemade dip, or small slices of dried sausage. Just a few nibbles for everyone to enjoy. A small appetizer is less work for you, and has lower cost and fewer calories. And the meal will be more appreciated.

To make strawberries and basil, slice the strawberries and fold a leaf of fresh basil around each strawberry slice, then secure with a toothpick. Not only is this a fresh snack idea for kids, but children can help you make these for a party or family dinner.

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