Healthy 4th of July Recipes

Believe it or not, July 4th is right around the corner! Whether you are hosting a celebration, attending one,  or just planning a quiet evening watching fireworks, one of the best ways to keep the day from causing an unwanted bump in your weight loss goals is to plan ahead.

For food-focused holidays like the 4th, that often means thinking about what you’ll eat before you find yourself in the barbecue line with a plate loaded down with potato and pasta salads, hamburgers, hot dogs, and potato chips. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite 4th-inspired healthy recipes to help you prepare. These dishes are perfect to share with everyone, whether they’re on a weight loss journey or not!

Red, White, and Blueberry Turkey Burger Sliders

Red, Mint, and Blue Fruit Salad

Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

Stars & Stripes Cheesecake Shots

Red, White & Blueberry Skewers

Strawberry, Jicama, and Blueberry Salsa

Red, White & Blue Quinoa Salad

Watermelon, Arugula & Feta Salad

Siracha Glazed Chicken Skewers with Peaches & Basil

Chocolate Mango Sparklers

Patriotic Bark

Vegan Macaroni Salad

California Grilled Chicken

Do you have any other favorite healthy recipes that are perfect for the 4th? We’d love for you to share them with us in the comments or on Facebook or Instagram.


Kate Miller
Kate Miller

Kate Miller, mom of 5, is on a mission to stay fit and healthy. As HealthyWage's Community Manager, she's fortunate to be surrounded by inspiring success stories day after day. Although she does get paid by HealthyWage, she is an independent mom blogger who works with HealthyWage because she thinks it is an incredible weight loss tool. In 2012, Kate lost 50 pounds and documented most of her journey right here on the HealthyWage blog. Since then, she's had to learn the subtle intricacies of staying on track by mastering the daily ebb and flow (and parties and holidays and periods of extreme laziness) of life.

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