The Fourth of July is of course about Independence and Freedom, but food always has a central place in any celebration. Make your 4th a healthier one with these delicious and Healthy Fourth of July Recipes that are sure to make your gathering a special and tasty one!
If you're like me, it's always fun to enjoy food at holiday gatherings, but if you aren't careful about what you eat, you can wonder the evening or day after if the celebrating was worth it. I thought I would make it easier for you to enjoy Independence Day without guilt.
Whether you are putting on a spread for others, or you just need some dishes to take to pass, you're sure to find something (or somethings) that are just right!
And I'm sure you'll agree with me that these recipes are so tempting, you'll want to make all of them throughout not only the summer, but all year round.
30+ Healthy Fourth of July Recipes
Here are the amazing recipes. If you are needing to eat lower carb or dairy-free or some other special diet, see the notes at the end of the post.
Paleo Chicken Yakitori Skewers
Easy Homemade Ketchup - sugar free and low-carb options
Jerk Chicken Marinated Skewers
Egg Roll in a Bowl
Cucumber Hummus Bites
Thai Chicken Wings with Sweet Chili Sauce
Smoked Whole Yellow Cauliflower with Jerk Spice
Pizza Hummus – dairy & sesame free
Steak Shish Kabob with Chimichurri
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Greek Pasta Salad
Sugar-free Baked Beans
“Dorito®” Popcorn – gluten free & vegan
Pineapple Mango Sauce
Grilled Corn and Halloumi Salad
Keto Taco Stuffed Avocado Boats
Summer Corn Salad
Classic American Coleslaw (Gluten Free, Vegan)
Sweet Potato Buns
Simple Guacamole – AIP, paleo, dairy free, nightshade free
Kale and Blueberry Salad with Vegan Buttermilk Dressing
Classic American Macaroni Salad (Gluten Free, Vegan)
Asian Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing
Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw
Healthy Cowboy Caviar
Easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs
"The Best" Homemade Salsa
Chili, Green Bean and Potato Salad
Paleo Chicken Wings with Smoky Spice Rub and Sticky Glaze
Classic American Potato Salad (Gluten Free, Vegan)
Zesty Spaghetti Squash Salad
Greek Chickpea Salad
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Creamy Avocado Dill Dressing
Zesty Fat-Free Black Bean Dip – Our Family Favorite
Avocado & Strawberry Spinach Salad
Special Diet Alternatives for these Healthy Fourth of July Recipes
Low-carb: Use a low carb sweetener when applicable. Try cauliflower or zucchini for beans in hummus / small chopped veggies for beans and corn in salads. For the Polenta Fries, do jicama instead. Use guacamole instead of hummus for the appetizers. Use zoodles for the pasta in the pasta salads. Of course, the popcorn won't work out but you can use the Dorito Seasoning for another snack topping--like on paleo chips.
The Mango Salsa and Sweet Potato Buns cannot be made low-carb, but you could make an Eggplant Bun instead or use this Flax Bread.
Swap out the mango in the slaw for another low-starch vegetable.
Instead of the corn on the cob, use the Avocado Dressing on grilled low-carb veggies instead.
Paleo: You can substitute other veggies for corn in salads and kabobs. For beans in hummus, try cauliflower or zucchini. Use jicama instead of the polenta for the fries. Use zoodles for the pasta in the pasta salads. Use the Dorito Seasoning for another snack topping--like on paleo chips.
AIP: Sub other vegetables for nightshades. Follow the other paleo substitutions. Use an AIP guide to substituting spices where needed. The salsa would not be an option for AIP. The potato / green bean salad could be made with cauliflower dices and used for reintro if omitting the pepper. You would have to be really creative to make many of these recipes AIP, but some can work for sure with a some ingenuity!
I would love to hear which of these amazing dishes you hope to try! I can't make my mind up--so all of them it is!
Which of these healthy 4th recipes is your favorite?