Two Delicious Healthy Party Appetizers Made Easy with Arla® Havarti


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Summer is by far my favourite season: beautiful weather, lots of sunshine, no homework to stress over or lunch box to prepare. Top that with wonderful pool parties at our community pool and I feel like I am on vacation all summer long. But with parties, come snacks and food to eat! Summer entertaining does not have to be complicated or unhealthy, though. Get some Arla® Havarti cheese, prosciutto and vegetables, and you will please the crowd in no time.

I make these snacks for our weekly community pool parties. They are tasty, easy to make and healthy too. I find that cheese is a must in a healthy lifestyle.  It’s rich enough to satisfy your cravings without over-indulging, and packed with calcium and protein.  Arla Havarti is my go-to cheese, especially when I really want to impress. With their 9 flavours and loads of delicious snacking options on their Facebook page (don’t forget to like!), your healthy snacks will be a hit.  I found it easily in my Deli section in my local grocery store, which is very convenient.

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Easy Snack Recipes with Arla® Havarti

After a lot of thought, I finally chose the Arla Havarti Chipotle & Habanero and Arla Havarti light. It was tough to choose from all those delicious flavours. Now let’s see how you can impress your guests in no time with these easy snack recipes.

Recipe 1: Prosciutto Pear Roll-Ups with Chipotle & Habanero

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I specifically chose the Chipotle & Habanero for this snack as I wanted to add an extra flavour to the prosciutto. I was spot on. The combination of pears, prosciutto and Arla Havarti was perfect. Crunchy and full of flavour! A pure delight to the taste buds for those who love a little bit of spice in their snacking.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound prosciutto.
  • 1 pear
  • 1 package of Arla Havarti Chipotle & Habanero flavour. You will love how easy it is to open the package. I don’t know how many times I struggled with the openings in the past but this one went like a breeze.
  • 1 package of bamboo sticks

Make it

  • Cut the pear lengthwise. (Make sure to cut them as thin as possible).
  • Cut the Arla Havarti Chipotle & Habanero cheese lengthwise.
  • On a clean surface, roll out one slice of prosciutto so it is flat. Place one slice of pear and another of cheese.
  • Roll and hold it with the bamboo stick

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Recipe 2: Mini cheese and vegetable skewers

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Ingredients

  • 1 package of Arla Havarti Light
  • 1 package of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 mini cucumbers
  • bamboo sticks

Make it

  • Dice the cheese
  • Slice the cucumbers
  • Thread cucumbers, cheese and tomatoes onto skewers

Regarding the quantity of the ingredients, just adjust to the number of guests you are having.

The Habanero Roll-ups were a hit- even with the children and adults who are not fond of spices. The cheese was soft, yet firm enough to hold onto the skewers. Another delight for the taste buds!

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If you are preparing these easy snack recipes for a crowd, arrange the final product on a nice plate for maximum impact. They will look beautiful on your table. I recommend adding a few extra slices of Arla Havarti cheese to the tray for guests who can’t get enough of the rich cheesy goodness.

 

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Looking for more delicious easy healthy snack ideas using Arla cheese? Like them on Facebook and check out their page for tons of amazing ideas!

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Arla® Canada, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect those of Arla® Canada.

36 thoughts on “Two Delicious Healthy Party Appetizers Made Easy with Arla® Havarti”

  1. These look so delicious. I am always on the lookout for new appetizers that are not greasy and won’t spoil your appetite. This looks perfect.

  2. These look like healthy and yummy appetizer! I am throwing a weekend party so I think I am gonna include these on my menu.

  3. These appetizers look so delicious. I think they would definitely be a hit in my home. My kids love fruits and vegetables. They especially love cheese. I may have to try these

  4. That really does look super easy, glad you shared it. I will have to try arla havarti, it looks delicious! I love little appetizer options like this when having family over!

  5. This is a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies. Arla cheeses are so delightfully tasty and we always make sure we have them in stock at home. I will save these ideas and make these appetizers when we get to host a small party at home.

  6. I often make cheese and veggie platters for my parties but next time I will have to make the mini cheese and vegetable skewers. Not only do they look delicious but the kids will find them so fun to eat as well.

    1. I think the skewers would be great for parties and easy enough to make as after-school snacks for the kids. I’d definitely want to make the roll-ups for a party!

  7. I LOVE Havarti cheese! It reminds me of my grandparents house in FL because they have it ALL the time! This looks so yummy!

  8. Yum! Looks and sounds delicious. Great looking apps, I wish we had more parties and get togethers so I could make more of this type of snack!

  9. These are indeed awesome appetizer ideas. I have not yet seen these Havarti cheeses in the store yet but will be looking for them. I never thought of mixing cheese with pears before. Thanks for sharing the appetizer ideas.

  10. These look great! I think this is such a great idea too. My girls would love them. They love eating all kinds of healthy stuff. I got lucky with that with them!

  11. My family loves cheese and these appetizer ideas look so great. I have tried Arla brand before and they are really of good quality. Thank you for sharing your ideas of how to enjoy Arla cheese.

  12. I always try so hard to live a healthy lifestyle and eat healthy foods, but parties always cause a problem. Will definitely be looking into your healthy appetizer options.

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