I’ve compiled 4 healthy and delicious 4th of July recipes here to help you stay on track with your healthy living + weight loss goals this weekend! Nutritious food doesn’t have to be boring. Pick a recipe below or use all 4 for a complete party menu!
(For the meat lovers like my husband)
Chicken wings are such a fantastic party food, especially for the 4th of July! The best thing about these is how little time and attention they require to prepare (which means you have more time to spend socializing with your people)!
The sauce you choose for the wings will ultimately determine how healthy these are. I love that there is no added oil necessary, though, to cook these to crispy perfection! As a vegetarian, I obviously can’t vouch for these myself (though I can tell you that my husband and kids totally love them!), but I can recommend this with full confidence because Pip and Ebby is the queen of dishing up deliciousness!
(For the vegetarians like me)
This salad might not look like a main dish to you, but aren’t most 4th of July gatherings more “picnic style” anyway? Chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans, actually pack a super powerful punch of protein making them a staple food, and often main dish, for many vegetarians.
And can we just mention how beautiful all of these colors are together? FoodieCrush has made it so simple for us with this recipe that requires minimal prep time and kitchen skills! Easily toss this together in no time for your 4th of July festivities.
*You can also modify this to be a vegan-friendly option by omitting the feta (though, I’m of the opinion that everything tastes better with cheese)!
Let’s be honest, corn-on-the-cob is kind of a no-brainer for the 4th of July, right? But I love this unique option of cutting the corn off the cob and putting it into a salad. This allows us to get even more nutritious and delicious veggies in for the day!
If I’m trying to stay on track with healthy eating through a holiday or a party or any kind of event, I want my healthy foods to be extra tasty! That way I’m less tempted to opt for the junk foods that will probably be offered in abundance. A nutritious recipe that doesn’t cut any corners when it comes to flavor is exactly what Well Plated offers for us here!
If you haven’t ever tried this, you are sincerely missing out! I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical when I first gave this a shot. However, it far exceeded my expectations and is now one of my personal favorite healthy dessert options!
Running on Real Food gives you several different flavor options to try here as well! You can either pick your favorite or whip up a variety of different kinds for a fun 4th of July dessert bar that your family and friends will love!