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Recipes - Appetizers

jars filled with giardiniera
By Robin Asbell
Use a mix of crunchy veggies — cauliflower, carrots, celery, jalapeños — in this spicy, piquant relish.
A jar of roasted tomato salsa surrounded by the produce used to make it
By Cary Neff
A mix of vegetables, herbs, and spices make this classic tomato salsa recipe endlessly customizable.
buffalo meatballs with sauce
By The Life Time Training Team
The perfect sports-season appetizer.
crock pot sweet potato nachos
By The Life Time Training Team
Substitute sweet potatoes for chips to up the nutrient value of this shareable dish.
blue corn chips with a bowl of guacamole
By The Life Time Training Team
Classic guac is always a winner, but if you'd like to experiment, try mix-ins and toppings such as jalapeño, serrano peppers, charred corn, or toasted pepitas.
A bowl of Harvest Hummus with raw, sliced veggies on the side.
By The Life Time Foundation Team
Try this seasonal dip that’s enjoyed by one of the school districts the Life Time Foundation has partnered with to improve kids’ meals.
A dish of socca chips and guacamole
By Robin Asbell
Make your own chickpea-flour "tortilla chips" to dip in guacamole.
A bowl of caramelized onion dip
By Robin Asbell
Instead of sour cream, this dip uses equal parts goat cheese and full-fat Greek yogurt.
buffalo chicken meatballs
By Robin Asbell
Instead of messy chicken wings, serve these Buffalo chicken meatballs directly from the skillet with toothpicks alongside.
Sweet potato fires with chimichurri
By Robin Asbell
Coat the potatoes in cornstarch or arrowroot powder before baking for extra-crispy fries.
Almond flour crackers on a plate.
By Robin Asbell
You can always purchase your favorite nut- or seed-based crackers for a summer spread, but these four-ingredient crackers are a cinch to make.
Creamy spinach and white bean dip with sliced veggies.
By Robin Asbell
This garlicky vegan dip features creamy cannellini beans, fresh spinach, and chopped rosemary.
Peach chutney
By Robin Asbell
Use fresh peaches, ginger, and turmeric to make this sweet-and- spicy chutney.
Roasted garlic cashew "chèvre" with crudités
By Robin Asbell
Soaked raw cashews provide the "cheese" in this creamy dip.
Olive tapenade
By Robin Asbell
Blend together five ingredients — kalamata olives, capers, garlic, fresh thyme, and extra-virgin olive oil — and you have a great spread for crackers.
Buffalo chicken dip
By The Life Time Training Team
Three ingredients and a slow cooker are all you need to create this tasty, crowd-pleasing snack.
Artichokes with tahini yogurt dipping sauce
By Maddie Augustin
Artichokes are rich in antioxidants and also have choleretic effects, meaning they help stimulate bile production and aid digestion.
Carrot fries and avocado dip
By The Life Time Training Team
Craving chips and dip? Try this healthy alternative instead.
Kale chips
By The Life Time Training Team
This salty and crunchy snack helps boosts your veggie intake while satisfying snack cravings.
Flax crackers
By The Life Time Training Team
Try these crunchy, gluten-free crackers topped with hummus or dipped into our Mock Tuna Salad.
Roasted garlic hummus
By The Life Time Training Team
Roasting the garlic is the secret to the flavor of this homemade hummus — and will elevate the taste of any veggies you dip in it. 
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