Fourth of July weekend always includes a few food staples: potato salad, burgers, an all-American pie. Another, less appealing, staple of the holiday is a post-barbecue bloat (and guilt). For a healthier holiday this year, opt for the lighter versions of your Fourth favorites. Happy Fourth of July, Philly!
You wouldn't think a dip that has "spinach" and "artichoke" in the name could be unhealthy, but those packaged brands are loaded with fat and sodium. Whip up some of your own for a truly healthy dip. Psst! Carrots and carrot chips pair great with spinach artichoke dip.
Instead of your regular beef burger, try this lighter turkey burger. Put it with the tangy peach barbecue sauce, and you've got one drool-worthy meal. And if you're in search of more ideas for your cookout, try here.
What would a barbecue be without hot dogs? But this time, nix the ketchup and mustard, and load your dog up with avocado and sprouts. Note: don't forget to use whole wheat rolls and grab hot dogs that are low in fat and sodium.
These eggs are devilish, alright. Bite-sized and secretly stuffed with mayo, it's not hard to rack up the calories and fat. But swap the mayo for Greek yogurt, and deviled aggs are actually really healthy.
I know, I know. Another recipe without any mayo. But when you stop drowning your veggies in the stuff, you allow the crunch and flavors to shine through. This coleslaw is not only pretty, it tastes great, too.
If you're looking to go the more patriotic route, make a classic red, white, and blue berry parfait. Note: You may want to skip the Cool Whip. But then again, after such a healthy barbecue, you can indulge a little. If you're looking for more healthy desserts, check out these recipes.
Like what you're reading? Stay in touch with Be Well Philly—here's how:
Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.
Cancer treatments are always changing and keep improving. These three emerging lung cancer treatments have improved the quality of patients’ lives immensely. Radiofrequency Ablation What is it? Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) More >>
In our culinary-obsessed world, food has risen from mere sustenance to a fashionable, trendy culture. Chefs are superstars. Dining rooms and waiters make mealtime an experience. Nowhere is this newfound More >>