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July 4th, Independence Day, means family and time to fire up the grill. We’ll set off fireworks and have way too much delicious food. As we celebrate our independence this year, we can still enjoy with healthy food. With these recipes, you will not even know that they may be lower in calories or fat or just have the nutrition amped up.
Love the juxtaposition of this recipe; cool and refreshing watermelon with the bite of spicy jalapeno rings. This is going to make your taste buds sing.
A cool refreshing salad is perfect for a hot summer day. Plus filling your plate with vegetables will help you eat less of the more fattening fare.
We always need a red, white and blue dish for Independence Day. This gorgeous dish is loaded with fresh vibrant berries.
Our July 4th celebration would not be complete without a potato salad. This is a traditional one lightened up.
When you are trying to feed a crowd, beans are the best way to do it. They are cheap and full of nutrition. We always like to make beans the day before the cookout. They always taste better the next day.
This is a delicious, vegetarian option. My husband would be slathering on the roasted garlic cream. I can just see it dripping down his arm.
I always love onions on my burger. Even if they weren’t delicious, onions may help to lower cholesterol which makes them perfect for a meaty burger.
You can forget the bun and burger all together and serve up some deliciously, marinated chicken instead. Without the bun and burger, you will have more calories for dessert.
I have a slight obsession with rhubarb. I love it in a savory preparation or in a sweet one. Mixing it with the flavors of chai tea is genius.
I opted for sheer cuteness rather than red, white & blue for dessert. Who can resist an ice cream cake anyway? This is a cool way to end the celebration.
But wait, there’s more! Check out these healthfully delicious July 4th recipes from Food Done Light:
It is deceptively easy to make your own chicken sausage.
Sweet roasted tomatoes, crispy bacon and earthy spinach flavor this deliciously, light pasta salad