Fit for the Fourth: 15 Healthy Recipes

Independence Day brings burgers, beers, and fireworks together. And don’t forget all of the delicious desserts!

I've pulled together all the July 4th recipes you need to throw a healthy and delicious barbecue. Plus, check out my 7 tips to not regret your 4th of July BBQ feasting.

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Tenders

These tangy, spicy chicken tenders dipped in creamy blue cheese sauce are delicious enough to make you forget they’re only 158 calories per serving. Get the recipe.

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip

A healthier version of my favorite guilty pleasure dip. Get the recipe.

Healthier Seven Layer Dip

A lighter version of the classic seven-layer dip, that is heavy on fresh veggies, and uses nonfat refried beans and low-fat yogurt instead of sour cream. Get the recipe.

Bell Pepper Nachos

Cut the carbs (chips) and still enjoy this classic appetizer treat! Get the recipe.

BBQ Spaghetti Squash Sliders

This amazing veggie can do more than stand in for carby pasta; in this recipe for Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Sliders, this multipurpose veggie takes the place of shredded pork! Get the recipe.

Mango Chicken Skewers

Fresh mango pairs extremely well with proteins like fish and poultry, allowing the sweet, sharp flavor of the fruit to coalesce with the gentle gaminess of the protein. Get the recipe.

Grilled Watermelon Wedges

Fire up the BBQ, throw some wedges of watermelon on the grill! Cooking it this way enhances its sweetness and adds a touch of smoky flavor. Get the recipe.

Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

Now is a perfect time to step up your burger game and try something totally different. These turkey burgers topped with crisp veggies and a tangy yogurt sauce are an exciting upgrade from the average burger patty. Get the recipe.

Rose Sangria

Booze that's 21 Day Fix approved?! Yes way, Rosé! Get the recipe.

Fruit Champagne Punch

Nothing says “it’s a party!” like a bottle of fizzy, bubbly champagne. But if you want to kick things up a notch, try this Fruity Champagne Punch. Get the recipe.

Homemade Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Ditch the grocery store frozen yogurt and make your own. Get the recipe.

Blueberry Bread Pudding

A soft, custardy dish that’s every bit as satisfying as classic bread pudding. Get the recipe.

Cafe Late Coconut Popsicles

These Café Latte-flavored coconut popsicles are drizzled in a decadent chocolate topping that hardens in the freezer, but melts in your mouth. Get the recipe.

Frozen Banana Pops

These frozen bananas covered in chocolate and peanut butter with crunchy pistachios taste just like eating dessert. Get the recipe.

Double Chocolate Protein Balls

What’s in these decadent, gold-dusted Double Chocolate Protein Balls? Chocolate, more chocolate, and a dose of good luck. Get the recipe.


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