New Years Eve parties are an amazing time to connect with your friends and family. Party the night away without worrying about catering the event by having a potluck! Potlucks are a great way to get amazing food without all the work and expense. To plan a potluck party, you should write a list of your guests and the dishes they’re bringing. This way you can make sure 5 people don’t bring the same baked beans.

Here are 13 healthy potluck options to take if you’re attending, or planning, a New Years Eve potluck party.


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13. Glazed Spiral Ham

Ham may be the best party food since forever. It’s salty, porky, full of protein and relatively low in calories. People can even eat it with their fingers. Potlucks are full of salads and casseroles, so surprise people with some real meat!

12. Baked Sesame Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a great finger food for potlucks as they’re full of flavor. To make this dish healthier, they baked it instead of frying. Baked chicken wings can get soggy, so be sure to give them plenty of room and drain any juices that accumulate.

11. Gourmet Deviled Eggs

These deviled eggs get a sinful upgrade with a hit of spicy curry. Deviled eggs may seem old fashioned, but they’re still delicious. Try topping them with different spices, and maybe even bacon!

10. Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Lasagna always seems to make an appearance at potluck parties, but cutting even squares is a challenge. Instead, make these individual roll ups! They have 224 calories each (without the chicken addition) and are very kid friendly.

9. Portobello Pizza

This recipe is perfect if there are vegetarians at the party. You have to like mushrooms, but if you’re like me then you love them! Use a portobello mushroom as the base and top with pizza fixings. It should taste similar to real pizza, but without the bread.


8. Seven Layer Salad

Seven layer salad is delicious, easy, and it comes out beautiful. The dressing is normally mayonnaise and sugar, which is really unhealthy. Lighten it up with low calorie mayonnaise mixed with your choice of salad dressing.

7. Hot Spinach Dip

This dip is always a crowd pleaser. To lighten it up, light sour cream and light mayonnaise replaces the full fat versions. Part skim cheese is also added. The result is 92 calories a serving of guilt-free deliciousness.

6. Light Swedish Meatballs

It’s not a potluck without meatballs. Ground turkey and lean ground beef make up the meatball and they’re dipped in a no-sugar cranberry sauce. You can mix the spices up to turn your Swedish meatballs into Italian ones.

5. Rice Paper Wraps

These healthy and delicious wraps can be filled with a variety of vegetables. Try to pick different textures so your guests will be surprised with every bite. Use a low calorie dipping sauce to finish the dish.


4. Hummus

Hummus is an excellent dip for vegetables and bread. It’s full of protein and packed with flavor. This sun dried tomato version is a really unique take on the classic hummus. It’s super easy to make at home, so theres no reason to buy pre-made anymore!

3. Miniature Cucumber Sandwiches

Sometimes simple is the way to go with potluck dishes. These tiny sandwiches are a classic cucumber flavor, and are perfect for vegetarian guests. Use this idea to make different sandwiches to suit your tastes.

2. Stuffed Strawberries

We love this strawberry dessert! It’s a healthy little bite of delicious flavor. Cut the middle out of fresh strawberries and fill with cream cheese. Top with crushed graham crackers to complete the treat.

1. Firework Brownies

The best way to celebrate New Years Eve is with fireworks! Make popping brownie bites by using pop rock candy. Be sure to add the topping right before serving, or else they’ll lose their spark before your guests get a chance to eat them.

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