This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers® International.
I love getting together with friends and family. Tomorrow we are heading over to a neighbor’s house for her surprise 40th birthday! I am so grateful for amazing neighbors. We really wanted to find a great neighborhood that our kids could grow up in when we moved almost 5 years ago. Since moving we have been doing dinners with some neighborhood families a couple times a year. The neighbors have turned into great friends and I am excited to celebrate milestones with them. Seeing as how some of us visit the gym together twice a week, I was looking for a light option for an appetizer. These mini caprese skewers with a balsamic glaze are the perfect lighter option for our party.
Creating the perfect appetizer for a party doesn’t have to mean slaving away in the kitchen for hours on end. These little guys took literally 5 minutes and had a little help from the grocery store. They are a simple and easy option if you are in a time crunch like we always seem to find ourselves in. With these, I used Weight Watchers® Light String Cheese for a smarter choice that I can feel good about at the gym tomorrow!
Weight Watchers offers a variety of cheeses that are smart choices that have an amazing taste you have to try to believe! Made from low-fat milk, they are a great choice for snacking or to incorporate in your recipes for a smarter version of your favorite meals. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good fresh mozzarella ball, but this smarter option tastes just as good without all the guilt. Weight Watchers String Cheese is individually wrapped, offer portion control and are a great snack. They are only 1-2 SmartPoints® per serving, making them perfect for on-the-go snacks. I am also a fan of Weight Watchers String Cheese because it is one of only a few wholesome snack options that my entire family can agree on; we often enjoy them as an after-school snack.
Mini Caprese Skewers With Balsamic Glaze
- Basil leaves
- Weight Watchers String Cheese
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Balsamic Glaze
1. Wash and thoroughly dry your basil leaves and cherry tomatoes. Cut your Weight Watchers String Cheese into bite-size pieces. I got about 5 pieces per individually wrapped piece of cheese.
2. Place a tomato on a toothpick, followed by a basil leaf and one piece of cheese. Continue until you have made the number of mini-skewers that you are needing for your dish.
I used a store-bought balsamic glaze that you can find at most grocery stores. If you haven’t tried this glaze before, you have been missing out. It is tasty and I have found about a dozen uses for it so far. You could reduce your own if you wanted to, but I like quick dishes so I took some help from the store on this one.
3. Drizzle your balsamic glaze over your skewers, trying not to get any on the toothpick handles. A little will go a long way, so don’t get too heavy-handed.
4. Serve and Enjoy!
Honestly, these are going to be the big hit of the party. Be prepared to bring more at your next neighborhood gathering!