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Make July 4th Amazing with 10 Healthy & Easy Recipes | Read about my top picks for healthy & easy recipes to throw an amazing 4th of July gathering.

The 4th of July is such a fun time of year, and for our family it’s a time to get-together with friends and family, usually at an outdoor gathering. To help you plan your meals for an amazing 4th of July, I’ve put together 10 Healthy and Easy Recipes you can make for your celebration. I recommend you save these recipes for delicious dishes you can use for parties, picnics, barbecues and any other get-together.

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Appetizers

Fast & Fresh Pineapple Salsa

“Fast” to me means less time in the kitchen and more time to spend with your guests, don’t you agree? This Fast & Fresh Pineapple Salsa by Betty Crocker is perfect. It’s quick, with a sweet and spicy flavor. Make a big batch because it’ll go quick.

Fast & Fresh Pineapple Salsa

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Watermelon & Avocado Bruschetta

This Watermelon & Avocado Bruschetta by Julie Kotzbach of Bread Booze Bacon is a must have for July 4th or any summer gathering. The avocado’s creaminess is well balanced by the sharp flavor of the cheese, and the bruschetta adds a nice crunch to this finger food.

Watermelon & Avocado Bruschetta

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Main Dish

Filipino BBQ Skewers

I’m Filipino, so I was excited to find this Filipino BBQ Skewers recipe by Gina Homolka! This dish brings back so many memories of family cookouts. And I love that you can make it on the grill. I think everything should be cooked on the grill during the summer months because for me it means:

  • Less cleanup (no slaving over a hot stove or oven, oh yeah!)
  • Quicker meals (it sure seems like it to me) and
  • Less effort (because my husband does most of the grilling – woohoo!)

This recipe calls for pork, but you can use chicken or beef as well.

Filipino BBQ Skewers

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I recommend you display this delicious recipe with this Patriotic Stars and Stripes Melamine Serving Tray.

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Ultimate BBQ Chicken

To go along with my grill everything and stay out of the kitchen idea, I give you with the Ultimate BBQ Chicken recipe from Cooking Light. My mouth is watering just looking at it. And here’s a tip: keeping the skin on until the very end keeps the chicken moist – no dried out, chewy chicken for your guests.

Ultimate BBQ Chicken

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You’ll need plenty of napkins for this recipe, so I found these 4th of July Party Supplies Paper Napkins Dinners Napkins for a patriotic look. If you have any leftover after your gathering, they’re versatile enough to use all summer long.

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Sides

Watermelon Salad

The combination of sweet and savory in this Watermelon Salad by Cooking Light will make it a big hit at your July 4th celebration. Bonus – it’s only 46 calories per half cup serving!

Watermelon Salad

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Vegetarian Tortellini Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

This Vegetarian Tortellini Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette by Savoring The Thyme will become one of your favorites. It’s another one that’s quick to make, yet full of flavor.

Vegetarian Tortellini Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

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Desserts

JELL-O Firecrackers

My friends know I like to make jello shots for parties. I’ve made carnival shots, red/white/blue shots, rum & coke shots, margarita shots, and even Christmas shots. I’ve lost track of the many variations I’ve made. So when I found this JELL-O Firecrackers recipe by Delish, I had to add it to my list of “Make July 4th Amazing with 10 Healthy & Easy Recipes”.

The recipe is great for kids, and there’s an adult only version, too. Can you guess which one I’m making this year?

JELL-O Firecrackers

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You can use these Plastic Jello Shot Plastic Tumbler Cups with Lids for this recipe. They’re clear so you can see the red, white and blue and they come with lids which make it much easier to transport.

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3-Minute Easy Cherry-Chocolate Sorbet

3 minutes and chocolate – that’s all I needed to hear. You’ll love this 3-Minute Easy Cherry-Chocolate Sorbet recipe by Faith of An Edible Mosaic. Your guests will enjoy it.

If you’re paleo or vegan, Faith has a tip to keep it compliant.

3-Minute Easy Cherry-Chocolate Sorbet

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Drinks

Blue Margaritas

My favorite summertime drink is a margarita, so I had to include one in my list of “Make July 4th Amazing with 10 Healthy & Easy Recipes”. I found the perfect one: a Blue Margaritas recipe by Amanda of Fake Ginger.

To make a skinny version, you can swap out the simple syrup for a teaspoon of agave nectar.

Blue Margaritas

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To add a touch of red for the July 4th theme, I would slice a strawberry or pitless cherry halfway and place it on the glass rim. Then to finish off the look for these Blue Margaritas, you can use these red, white and blue 4th of July Straws.

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Watermelon and Cucumber Tonic

For all the gin and tonic fans out there, I have the perfect Watermelon and Cucumber Tonic recipe by Cooking Light. They have a light, clean taste with just the right amount of sweetness. Plus, this drink is low-calorie!

Watermelon and Cucumber Tonic

Click here for the “Watermelon and Cucumber Tonic” recipe from our Make July 4th Amazing with 10 Healthy & Easy Recipes list.

Throw in a few whole blueberries to add a touch of blue for the July 4th theme, and you’ve got yourself a masterpiece. Or serve this drink in these Plastic Mason Jar Set Handled Lidded Tumbler Drinking Cup Mug Glasses & Straws.

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Emma and Rose Pick: Plastic Mason Jar Set Handled Lidded Tumbler Drinking Cup Mug Glasses & Straws

 

 

Let’s Celebrate!

Now that you’re armed with 10 Healthy & Easy 4th of July Recipes you can make for your celebration, you can check the meal plan off your to-do list. Enjoy!

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Do you have a favorite recipe you like to make for gatherings? Comment below. I’d love to know.

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