When you picture Independence Day gatherings, do you think of hot dogs, popsicles, and apple pie? When you’re trying to eat healthily, sometimes it can be a challenge, especially over holiday weekends. Don’t worry, though! We’ve got you covered with nutritious 4th of July recipes for the entire family. Scroll below to learn more.
The Fourth of July is, of course, about Independence and Freedom, but food always has a fundamental place in any celebration. Despite our best intentions, the summer holidays can sometimes derail our healthy eating plans.
So are you ready to celebrate the next all-American cookout with friends and family? Let’s make sure we have the right game plan with a few 4th of July recipes that you’ll be sure to love.
Red, White & Blueberry Cheese Bites
This 4th of July appetizer is the perfect mix of sweet and savory. If you’re looking for something festive, light, and delicious that even your kids will eat, look no further. Thanks to Erin Palinski-Wade for sharing this delightful recipe.
Grilled Zucchini with Parmesan Pesto
This 75-calorie-per-serving recipe takes only 10 minutes from beginning to end. You can make first thing int the morning, and then pop it into the fridge until your guests arrive! Follow the link here for the recipe.
Baked Chicken Meatballs
Yummm! Meatballs are a classic party favorite, but that doesn’t mean you can’t lighten them up and make them healthier! Find the recipe at Pinch of Yum. When prepared, serve them up on toothpicks with your favorite dipping sauce.
4th Of July Salad
Let’s celebrate the red, white and blue with a little bit of green. Let me say that this is the best holiday salad that even your kids will love. Great for the fireworks, picnics, or as a family dinner side. Find the recipe by clicking the link here.
Fresh Berries with Maple Cream
This red, white, and blue dessert couldn’t be more fitting for the 4th of July. This “berrylicious” treat offers a dose of antioxidants and is a delicious, low-cal way to end your night. Here’s the recipe.
What did you think of these 4th of July recipes? Was there something I missed? I’d love to hear your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re looking for more nutritious treats, be sure to check “Healthy Fourth of July Desserts in 5-Minutes”. Also, be sure to subscribe to the Heart & Soul Blog Newsletter to receive more great tips straight to your inbox each Friday.