Below is a list of our ten favorite 4th of July recipes that are easy, fun, and on the healthier side. A guaranteed crowd-pleaser, these creative and tasty foods are a great way to pep up your weekend party. Click on the links below to get the full recipes. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

Appetizers:

Cheesy Zucchini Breadsticks

Shredded zucchini, eggs and cheese combine in this easy recipe for low-carb cheesy breadsticks like you would get from the pizzeria, but healthier!

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/266238/cheesy-zucchini-breadsticks/

 

Star-Spangled Fruit Kebabs

Cutting naturally red and white fruits into star shapes to pair on skewers with blueberries makes a fun, patriotic fruit dessert you can feel good about eating and serving to your kids.

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/265513/star-spangled-fruit-kebabs/

 

Tex-Mex Pasta Salad

A light and creamy green-salsa dressing highlights this easy pasta salad with Southwestern flavors.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Summer 2019

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/273194/tex-mex-pasta-salad/

 

Dinner:

Beer-Glazed Chicken with Grilled Vegetables

Need a new chicken dinner idea? Try this grilled chicken and vegetable dish from chef Rick Bayless.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2019

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/273370/beer-glazed-chicken-with-grilled-vegetables/

 

Vegetarian All-American Portobello Burgers

Portobello mushrooms stand in for meat patties in this recipe for veggie burgers with all the fixings.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2019

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/273358/vegetarian-all-american-portobello-burgers/

 

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Pasta Salad

Consider this your go-to pasta salad, complete with a time-saving hack: the diced chicken is the perfect shortcut.

https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a31077854/grilled-chicken-bruschetta-pasta-salad-recipe/

 

Dessert:

Star-Spangled Fruit Skewers

Create a healthy, patriotic fruit dish in the shape of Old Glory.

https://tasty.co/recipe/star-spangled-fruit-skewers

 

No-Bake Berry Flag Cake

This American flag cake has a no-bake cheesecake base and is decorated with fresh berries for a patriotic treat that takes just 20 minutes to assemble.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, June 2019

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/273366/no-bake-berry-flag-cake/

 

Red, White & Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

Show your colors this summer with these healthy patriotic Red White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles!

https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/red-white-and-blueberry-popsicles/

 

4th Of July Crunch Popcorn

A sweet and salty patriotic popcorn to take for any 4th of July get together.

4th of July Crunch Popcorn