Feast on These Healthy 4th of July Recipes

Mio Global, Mio Staff

4th of July can be an intimidating holiday for anyone trying to stick to their healthy eating plan. The buffet style meal and endless array of delicious, summer foods can be difficult—almost impossible—to resist.

One thing you can control is what food you bring to a potluck, or make for your friends and family. We’ve compiled our favorite 4th of July recipes so you can contribute something healthy to this holiday gathering.

APPETIZERS

1. American Flag Vegetable Tray

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It doesn’t get much healthier and more festive than this! Choose your favourite red and white veggies to build out this tasty tray. Recipe courtesy of Living Locurto.

2. Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp Kabobs

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Add a spicy kick to the classic BBQ shrimp kabobs and get a healthy dose of protein while you’re at it. Recipe courtesy of Simply So Healthy.

Get more details on our favourite, healthiest BBQ recipes.

3. Spicy Avocado Deviled Eggs

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Packed full of healthy fats and protein, these deviled eggs are quick and easy finger food perfect for a BBQ gathering. Recipe courtesy of Delicious by Dre.

MAIN COURSES

1. Grilled Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Steaks

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Try something new and slap on a slice of cauliflower onto the BBQ rather than a steak heavy in saturated fats. Recipe courtesy of Kitchn.

2. Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

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Kick the classic caesar salad into overdrive with healthy additions like kale and chickpeas. Recipe courtesy of Minimalist Baker.

3. Cilantro Lime Chicken Drumsticks

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This recipe calls for the chicken to be baked in the oven. But in the summer, everything tastes better on the grill! Recipe courtesy of Budget Bytes.

DESERTS

1. Banana Split Kebabs

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This fun dessert is a healthy, kid-friendly spin on a classic that only takes 20 minutes to prepare. Recipe courtesy of Delish.

2. Red, White and Blue Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

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Enjoy the perfect platter of red, white and blue during your 4th of July festivities. Recipe courtesy of The Kitchen is my Playground.

 

3. Grilled Peaches with Honey and Yogurt

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Don’t let the grill get cold because you’ll need it for dessert as well! Pair these grilled peaches with some frozen yogurt for the perfect backyard dessert. Recipe courtesy of Skinny Taste.

For more delicious and simple recipes, check out these healthy campfire creations. 


Categories: Diet, Nutrition & Health