Healthy, tasty recipes for 4th of July BBQs

Healthy 4th of July recipes

By Briana Rognlin for

The Fourth of July is just days away, which means no shortage of backyard BBQs and festive holiday parties this weekend. But as much as we love all that cookout grub, it can easily mean a few hundred extra calories between potato salad, sausages, chips, and patriotic Jell-O desserts. But no one wants to show up for a party with snacks that taste like cardboard, so we asked some of our healthiest friends and experts to give us their favorite healthy recipes that hosts and guests will love.

Check out our best recipes for dips, salads, and desserts—we even have a sugar-free BBQ sauce—so you don’t have to worry about eating bite-sized portions to make sure your Fourth of July doesn’t leave you four pounds heavier.

Easiest Greek Salad Ever
Via Dr. Brooke Kalanick, ND

1. Dice 3 medium tomatoes into bitesize pieces, same with 2 cucumbers, cube 1 cup organic feta cheese and place in a bowl.
2. Add in 1/4 cup diced purple onion if desired. Season with 1tsp Italian Seasoning (or more if desired).
3. Pour over one 8oz container of Kalamata olives including liquid they are packed in, drizzle 1tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil and toss.

Want more healthy Fourth of July recipes? Keep reading for Sugar-Free BBQ sauce, Open-Faced Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches, Low-fat Beet Tzatziki, and more…

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