Healthy July 4th Recipe Round Up

Healthy July 4th Recipe Round Up is your guide to food to celebrate Independence Day.
Healthy July 4th Recipe Round Up www.fooddonelight.com

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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.

Grilled-Watermelon-Smoked-Salt-and-charred-jalapenos-BoulderLocavore.com-556Bolder Locavore – Grilled Watermelon with Smoked Salt and Jalapeno Rings

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.

strawberry spinach saladPrevention RD – Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Creamy Poppyseed

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.

Patriotic-Quinoa-Salad-ItsYummi-718x531It’s Yummi – Patriotic Quinoa Salad

We always need a red, white and blue dish for Independence Day.  This gorgeous dish is loaded with fresh vibrant berries.

Lightened-Up-Potato-Salad-2The Healthy Maven – Lightened Up Potato Salad

Our July 4th celebration would not be complete without a potato salad.  This is a traditional one lightened up.

Slow-Cooker-Vegetarian-Boston-Baked-Beans-The-Lemon-BowlThe Lemon Bowl – Slow Cooker Vegetarian Boston Baked Beans

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.

spburgers-4How Sweet it is – Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers with Roasted Garlic Cream and Avocado

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.

Merlot-Onion-Burger-6-titleCupcakes and Kale Chips – Merlot Onion Burger

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.

easy-grilled-chicken-thighsLife Tastes Good – Grilled Chicken Thighs

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.

light-rhubarb-chai-cream-pie-0297txt-687x1024Healthy Seasonal Recipes – Light Rhubarb Chai Cream Pie

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.

Circus-Animal-Ice-Cream-Cake-3Food Faith Fitness – Ice Cream Cake with Circus Animal Crust

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:

This is easy! Homemade Buffalo Chicken Sausage www.fooddonelight.comHomemade Buffalo Chicken Sausage

It is deceptively easy to make your own chicken sausage.

Best Pasta Salad Ever! Pasta Salad with Roaste Tomatoes, Spinach and Bacon www.fooddonelight.com

Pasta Salad with Roasted Tomatoes, Bacon & Spinach

Sweet roasted tomatoes, crispy bacon and earthy spinach flavor this deliciously, light pasta salad

You have to make these! Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches www.fooddonelight.comBrownie Almond Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches

Comments

  1. So many good recipe ideas here, and I need them! Thank you so much for sharing my Circus Animal Ice Cream Cake! :) Happy weekend!
  2. What an absolutely delicious, patriotic, and fun 4th of July roundup! Thanks so much for including my recipe! :)
  3. What a positively delicious round up! Everything looks so tasty! I have been dreaming about Rhubarb lately, so I might just have to make that pie first! Also, I didn't know onions may help in lowering cholesterol! I love onions, and now I have a great excuse for onion breath ;)! haha Thank you for including my chicken. Pinning and sharing!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Thanks so much Marion. It was my pleasure to include your recipe. I saw some wonderful rhubarb yesterday. It is going on this weeks menu some how some way. :)
  4. Thank you Christie for including my different approach to watermelon! I love all the recipes in your round up. As usual!

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