5 ideas for an (almost) calorie-free aperitif


Forget chips and other sausages and focus instead on vegetables and homemade ones.

While the “Skypero” (contraction of “Skype” and “Apéro”) follow between friends, a certain routine begins. To avoid always eating the same aperitif cookies (often industrial), we have 5 ideas for you to enjoy a slightly lighter aperitif.

Dear ham to sausage

The best friend of our appetizers and also the worst enemy for our body. Rich in saturated fats, sausage should be avoided if you don’t want your cholesterol to explode. For aperitif, replace it with other meats such as cooked ham, cold roasts (chicken, pork, veal), turkey white or chicken. Cut them into cubes or strips as you roll and hold them together with a toothpick.

Focus on fruits and vegetables

Nothing better than fruit and vegetables for a light aperitif. To be presented in small bowls, the vegetables are ideal, especially since they are usually eaten raw. Cut cauliflower, carrot or cucumber sticks, cherry tomatoes or melon balls… There is no shortage of ideas!

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Think light sauces

To accompany your vegetables, avoid high-calorie mayonnaise. Make your own sauce with 0% white cheese or simple yoghurt. Mix it with spices such as curry, cumin, mustard, lemon juice… or why not herbs such as chime, dill, basil or parsley. Guaranteed taste!

Make your own vegetable chips

For a light aperitif, we store industrial chips in the cupboard and cook our own vegetable chips. Wash beetroot, carrots and parsnip in clear water. Cut them into slices and place them on a baking tray. Oil the vegetables lightly, and add herbs or spices. Bake at 180oC for 12 to 15 minutes. Then let them dry, and your chips will be ready to be tasted. It’s that simple.

Innovation with glasses

We forget them a little too often, and yet the glasses are simple and effective for a colorful aperitif. With these small containers you can mix textures and flavors. Countless recipes are available on the Internet, including beet gazpacho glasses. Peel the 3 beets and garlic cloves. Mix with 1 litre of water, 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Divide the solution into your glasses and place it in the fridge for an hour.