8 Healthy July 4th Recipes to Try This Holiday Weekend

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You don’t have to throw away your healthy diet to enjoy a flavorful and fun July 4th. If you’re hosting a party at your place, you may be looking for some healthier alternatives to traditional July 4th foods. You’re in luck — we’re sharing our favorite healthy July 4th recipes today. With these recipes, you can indulge without going overboard.

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Caprese Salad

Caprese salad checks all the necessary July 4th food boxes: It’s easy to make, it features a seasonal favorite (tomatoes!), and it’s always a crowdpleaser. Plus, it’s healthy. (And it’s almost red, white, and blue. Two out of three isn’t bad, right?)

We love this one from SkinnyTaste.

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Grilled Peach Arugula Salad

As a second salad option, consider making this unique recipe, featuring another seasonal favorite — peaches. This Grilled Peach Arugula Salad from Southern Living combines the slightly bitter taste of arugula the sweet taste of peaches and the salty flavors of feta. It also includes a hint of mint to give it an extra kick. The end result is a delicious, deceptively simple summer salad that will impress guests. Plus, it’s a healthy side that’s far from boring.

Get the recipe here.

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Watermelon Blueberry Salad

Another fruit-filled salad option is this Watermelon Blueberry Salad recipe. Featuring just four ingredients, it’s easy to throw together and offers the perfect color palette for the holiday. Not to mention, watermelon is the quintessential summer treat. With a sweet and tart flavor notes, this one’s a no-brainer.

Get the recipe here.

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Healthy Potato Salad

Potato salad is a summer staple. Unfortunately, it’s not a very healthy dish. Typical potato salad is made with carb-heavy potatoes, high-calorie additions like mayonnaise, and even sugar. But not all potato salads are created equal. Some recipes swap the unhealthy ingredients for healthier options, like this one we found from IFoodReal.com. It uses yogurt to achieve that creamy texture that is integral to a tasty bite of potato salad.

Get the recipe here.

Lettuce Wrap Burgers

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When it comes to healthy July 4th recipes, you may assume burgers are off the table. Not so fast. Depending on what type of diet you follow, the burger itself may not be so unhealthy. It’s the bun that’s off limits. This is true for popular diets like paleo, keto and low-carb. The good news is you don’t have to give up your burgers for July 4th (because what’s a July 4th meal without a burger or hot dog in hand?) Swap the buns for lettuce, and you’ll be good to go.

Check out Food Network’s recipe here.

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Cilantro Lime Chicken

Made with seven ingredients, this recipe for Cilantro Lime Chicken is a quick and easy protein option for your July 4th festivities. The recipe involves a three-step process, and it’ll be ready in about an hour. Full of flavor with the refreshing flavors of lime, you’ll want to make this one again and again.

Get the recipe from foodiecrush.com here.

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Chicken & Veggie Kabobs

Kabobs are another great option for your July 4th spread. The combination of grilled chicken with flavorful veggies is simple and delicious without being too heavy. And everyone knows it’s fun to eat stuff off sticks, so kabobs are sure to make your guests happy.

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Homemade Orange Juice Popsicles

And now for the best part. Dessert! From keto-friendly brownies to paleo-approved cupcakes, it’s easy to find a healthy dessert recipe without forgoing your special diet restrictions. However, one of our favorite healthier desserts is a tried and true classic: Orange popsicles. Nothing beats a refreshing ice-pop on a hot summer day. Instead of grabbing a box of the sugary store-bought options, you can easily make your own at home for fewer calories.

Get the easy recipe here.

Check out the recipe from Well Plated here.

Looking for some additional healthy recipes for the Fourth? Check out some of our previous posts below:

Low-Cal Cocktails

Summer Salad Recipes

Strawberry Salad

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