Just because it's a holiday doesn't mean you have to forget about your diet. You can still have healthy delicious food while sticking to your fitness plan. These mouthwatering and healthy 4th of July recipes will keep you on track.
12 Healthy 4th of July Recipes for the Health Buffs
1. Balsamic Grilled Cherry, Blueberry, Goat Cheese, and Candied Hazelnut Salad
A bowl of this colorful salad will make everything better on the 4th of July. Fruits, veggies, cheese, and nuts come together and give you a healthy and mouthwatering dish to share with friends and family. Give this must-make flavorful salad a try this July 4th!
2. Parmesan Garlic Grilled Corn
You can't have an all-American backyard feast without flavorful grilled sweet corn. Don't forget to add this easy grilled side dish to your 4th of July menu!
3. Red White and Blue Potato Salad
An amazing red, white, and blue potato medley. This potato salad is perfect for the mayo-naysayers! A hearty dish that's so easy and quick − ready to be served in no time.
4. Mixed Berry And Granola Parfait
A great superfood to start a special holiday off right. This is a bowlful of healthiness made with whole fruit, Greek yogurt, blueberry and strawberry puree, and granola.
5. Grilled Veggie Kabobs
Flavorful grilled kabobs − with only veggies! These delightfully grilled vegetable kabobs are perfect for a summer 4th of July backyard festivity.
6. Turkey Strawberry Brie Sandwich
A non-traditional burger that comes packed with strawberries, turkey slices, and brie cheese. This sandwich recipe is a definite must-try 4th of July recipe.
7. Watermelon Salsa
This watermelon salsa is a real crowd-pleaser — healthy, refreshing, and easy to make. Liven up your 4th of July feast with this Mexican recipe.
8. Red, White, and Blue Frozen Yogurt Bark
9. Grilled Marinated Chicken with Tropical Salsa
Juicy and tender skinless chicken breasts soaked in an excellent marinade and finished off with a zesty and vitamin-rich salsa. Add this flavorful dish to your 4th of July chicken recipes. You can never go wrong with this grilled chicken dish.
10. Flag Fruit Dessert
A patriotic treat your kids can prepare! Make the coming 4th of July a memorable experience for your little ones with this flag fruit dessert.
11. Salmon Sliders with Yogurt-Cucumber-Dill Sauce
Get all of that salmon goodness with these sliders filled with avocado, yogurt, cucumber, and more. Seafood delight this 4th of July? It's a yes!
12. Red White and Blueberry Coconut Slushies
These red, white, and blue healthy slushies are worth the brain freeze. A healthy 4th of July party isn't complete without these drinks!
For more healthy Independence Day recipes, watch this video from DietHealth below:
On July 4th, Americans all over the country celebrate Independence Day by spending time with their friends and family, grilling up some delicious food, and enjoying drinks under the hot sun. People tend to go overboard and indulge in food that's out of their diet plan. Why have a cheat day when you can enjoy these healthy recipes on Independence Day? Happy 4th of July, everyone!
What do you think of these healthy 4th of July recipes? Which recipe are you planning to try? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on June 30, 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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