18 Healthy Fourth of July Recipes

From apps to drinks to desserts, here are 18 ways to have a healthier Fourth.

If you’re barbecuing tomorrow (who isn’t?) but don’t want to totally ditch your diet, we’ve got some recipes to add to your menu. Stick with chicken or fish on the grill (here are 15 healthy marinade ideas), then pair your entrée with some of the tasty sides, salads and drinks below.

Appetizers and Dips

Creamy Baba Ganoush

Black Bean Salsa

Healthy Homemade Barbecue Potato Chips

Cilantro-Lime Hummus

Grilled Flatbread Pizzas

Salads and Sides

Firecracker Coleslaw

Crabmeat, Avocado and Lime Gazpacho

Cool Cucumber-Basil Soup

Strawberry, Walnut and Goat Cheese Salad

Southwest Corn and Black Bean Salad

White Bean Tuna Salad

Low-Fat Creamy Caesar Dressing


Ultimate Summer Sundae

Banana-Chocolate Cake

Grilled Peaches with Yogurt and Berries

Cherry-Almond Brownie Bites


Watermelon-Mint Lemonade

Watermelon Gin Fizz

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