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Last week I was invited to two events where I needed to bring an appetizer.

I always feel, as a nutritionist, the expectation for me to provide a healthy appetizer is quite high.  Whether this is true or not, it doesn’t matter, because I always want to serve healthy, delicious food.  By the way, ‘healthy and delicious’ do not have to be mutually exclusive and these two recipes are proof.

I prepared and brought with me SunSpread Pate as well as Gourmet Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Pate .

Both are humane alternatives to pate made from animal liver, but you don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian to enjoy them.

These pates were a big hit even for my friends and family who are meat eaters.  One couple, who I have nick named the Flintstones, because of their meat-loving tendencies, absolutely love the pates.

I love these two pates because they are loaded with antioxidants, healthy essential Omega 3 oil, protein, vitamins and minerals.

And if there is any leftover (which I doubt), take some as a snack to work or serve as a side at dinner.

They’re very yummy served with a nice organic Pinot Grigio.

As a bonus, both recipes make fairly large portions and they freeze well for future enjoyable snacks or you can make half the recipe.

Enjoy and please let us know what you think.

SunSpread Pate

Gourmet Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Pate

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