When Amanda is invited to a dinner party, she always asks if she can bring something. "Typically the response is, 'Go ahead and just bring a bag of lettuce,'" she says. "I don't even get to bring dressing."

And if she does want to go a step further with entertaining, Amanda says she usually opts for frozen, packaged appetizers.

While there's nothing wrong with premade hors d'oeuvres, Jessica says they aren't the healthiest things to serve your guests. "Those have a ton of sodium and fat in them," she says. "Do you ever go to a party and you have appetizers and [they're so filling] you can't even eat dinner?"

For three fresh appetizer options, Jessica shows Amanda how to prepare Shrimp Dumplings, Protein-Packed Grilled Cheese and Pesto Crostini.

"I think these are great options," Jessica says. "Really simple and doable."


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