Oftentimes, the appetizer or cocktail portion of a get-together is typically “off limits” to those who are trying to watch their caloric intake (unless, of course, we’re talking about the veggie platter). You just graciously allow the pigs in a blanket, bacon-wrapped scallops, sliders, etc. pass you by. Sigh. However, when you’re hosting the get-together, the power is in your hands to create appetizers and meals that not only look and taste delicious, but also are good for you! Today I’m showing you how to make Skinny Salmon Sliders that will wow your guests… heck, you don’t even have to tell them that they are actually healthy (wink, wink). With only 70 calories per slider, you can serve as individual appetizers, a quick snack, or have a few accompanied by some veggies for a delicious and satisfying meal.

Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…



12 oz. salmon, cooked
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped frozen spinach, thawed
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. each: sea salt and black pepper
2 egg whites
2 TB coconut flour
1/4 cup cream of rice, uncooked

How to Prepare

1. Coat a skillet with non-stick cooking spray and add onion and spinach. Cook on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes or until onions are translucent and mixture is lightly browned.
2. In the meantime, mash salmon into a puree. You can use a food processor, or the back of a sturdy fork to do so. Put in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
3. Cook the cream of rice according to the package directions, using just water. Once cooked, add to the bowl with the salmon.
4. Once the onion and spinach mixture is done, pour into the bowl with the salmon and cream of rice.
5. Add the garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, egg whites, and coconut flour. Using your hands (or you can use a spatula if you wish) mash all together extremely well until a thick dough-like consistency is formed.
6. Roll the dough into 12 even balls. If the dough is sticking to your hand, spray a little cooking spray on your palms before rolling.
7. Re-spray the skillet with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add the salmon balls and cook for approximately 6-7 minutes on each side.
8. Remove from heat and enjoy!

Per slider (recipe makes 12): 70 calories, 8 grams protein, 4 grams carbohydrates, 2.5 grams fat

Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipes, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.