This easy healthy 4th of July menu includes something for everyone.
Looking for some healthy paleo 4th of July recipes? Nothing says summer like firing up the grill for a barbecue. Include some savory snacks, classic salads made with homegrown vegetables, and fresh seasonal berries for dessert and you've got a perfect way to celebrate Independence Day.
Whether you are planning a backyard cook-out or a picnic in the park, these recipes are easy to toss together for a crowd. This gluten-free and dairy-free menu includes something for everyone, plus a couple of sweet treats for watching fireworks.
Fourth of July Recipe Ideas
Independence Day is just around the corner, and that means it's time to start planning your party menu. With indoor and outdoor activities, you want to be sure your food can travel with you.
Get a head start on your 4th of July celebrations with these easy healthy recipes that are all ready to go in just a few minutes. From appetizers and side dishes for your burgers to festive desserts, these recipe ideas will bring all the flavors of summer to your backyard barbecue without the guilt.
This snack mix is super simple to make and tastes like your favorite bar snacks. Put a bowl out for everyone to munch on while the main dish is on the grill.
This classic dip is perfect with cucumber slices, bell pepper sticks, cherry tomatoes or whatever fresh crunchy vegetables you like. It also makes a great topping for burgers or grilled meat.
If you have a smoker or a grill to use for indirect heat, you can make these easy smoked shrimp. They are ready in minutes and so good for an appetizer or main course.
BBQ chicken is a fan favorite and this recipe changes it up by using fresh herbs and garlic in an easy chimichurri sauce to marinate and serve with the chicken. Use the sauce to baste the veggie kabobs as well for another easy side dish or simple vegan entree.
This pulled pork recipe is easy to make for a crowd. You can cook it in the Instant Pot or slow cooker, so you won't heat up the kitchen. Serve it as is, on a keto bun with coleslaw for sandwiches, or on biscuits for sliders.
This simple coleslaw recipe has a classic version and an easy chipotle lime version with spicy mayo, lime juice and honey. So good!
Make this broccoli salad with avocado oil mayo and sugar-free, Whole30-approved bacon for a healthy twist on the classic. Who needs pasta salad when you have this crunchy flavorful salad. It's a real crowd pleaser!
This is my go-to summer salad when homegrown tomatoes are in season. With tomatoes, cucumbers, olive oil and fresh basil, this simple salad is a family tradition. Serve it as a side or pile it on lettuce for a more traditional side salad.
You will love this twist on the traditional potato salad. Using sweet potatoes along with red pepper, red onion, chipotle mayo, lime juice and fresh cilantro really packs the flavor. Try it instead of the expected potato salad this year.
While you have the grill going, throw these Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus on for a fun veggie side or starter. The ham crisps up on the grill making these asparagus spears easy to eat with your fingers.
Perfect for summer, make this "cake" with almond flour biscuits, fresh strawberries and coconut whipped cream. Be sure to add the lime zest to kick it up a notch!
Everyone loves brownies! And these are super easy to make with just a few healthy ingredients. Almond butter stands in for the flour and everything gets mixed up in one bowl or the food processor.
This flag inspired dessert uses a strawberry layer and blueberry layer along with whipped coconut cream to make the red, white and blue stripes. So simple and perfect with the brownies!
No summer get-together is complete without a cold glass of iced tea. This one "makes itself" in the refrigerator so you can spend more time enjoying the holiday!
Whether you are attending a barbecue, a pool party, or simply hanging out in the backyard for the holiday, try one of these healthy 4th of July recipes.
With a little menu planning and some smart ingredient swaps, you can have a delicious meal and no one will even realize it's healthy!