30+ Healthy Fourth of July Recipes

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!

collage of healthy fourth of july recipes

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

Juicy chicken thighs and lightly charred scallions, basted in a naturally sweet and savory Paleo Teriyaki Sauce.
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Paleo Chicken Yakitori Skewers

Easy Homemade Ketchup - sugar free and low-carb options

With this Easy Ketchup Recipe you can ditch the High-Fructose Corn Syrup, loads of sugar, and suspicious "natural flavors" of the store bought brands.
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homemade ketchup in glass bottle

Jerk Chicken Marinated Skewers

These jerk chicken marinated skewers pack lots of flavor and punch. Placed on skewers with delicious veggies and juicy pineapple, these are perfect for any BBQ!
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Jerk Chicken Marinated Skewers

Egg Roll in a Bowl

This Healthy Egg Roll in a Bowl has all of the great flavor of Egg Rolls, but it's an easy One Pan Meal without the carbs.
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Egg roll in a black bowl

Cucumber Hummus Bites

These vegan cucumber hummus bites are an easy summer appetizer that’s perfect for BBQs.
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Thai Chicken Wings with Sweet Chili Sauce

These delicious Keto Low Carb Paleo Sweet Chili Thai Chicken Wings are the perfect sticky Asian chicken wings with a homemade Thai Sweet Chili Sauce!
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Thai Chicken Wings with Sweet Chili Sauce

Smoked Whole Yellow Cauliflower with Jerk Spice

This Smoked Cauliflower is a Caribbean inspired plant-based barbecue side dish that’s a great alternative to traditional meat options and a super fun twist to any 4th gathering!
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Smoked Whole Yellow Cauliflower with Jerk Spice

Pizza Hummus – dairy & sesame free

This Super Creamy Pizza Hummus is not just the melding of two uber popular comfort foods, but it's sesame-free and dairy-free too, making it great for almost anyone on a special diet!
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pizza hummus in white bowl with pita wedges

Steak Shish Kabob with Chimichurri

These Beef Shish Kabobs are delicious grilled steak skewered with veggies and served with a homemade simple chimichurri sauce.
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Steak Shish Kabob with Chimichurri

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

A fun changeup to traditional potato salads--this salad is naturally sweet from the roasted sweet potatoes with a chipotle lime kick from the dressing. It's paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and Whole30.
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Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

This vegetable packed Greek Pasta Salad looks like a real crowd pleaser--easy to make and basically summer in a bowl! Make it gluten-free easily with GF pasta!
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Greek Pasta Salad

Sugar-free Baked Beans

These Sugar-free Maple Baked Beans can literally be on your table in less than an hour!
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spoonful of sugar-free baked beans

“Dorito®” Popcorn – gluten free & vegan

This Dorito Popcorn Recipe has a flavor reminiscent of Doritos, but without the chemical additives--plus it's dairy-free too!
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dorito popcorn in yellow bowl

Pineapple Mango Sauce

This Pineapple Mango Salsa Recipe is super easy, fresh, and flavorful! Serve with tortilla chips, grilled chicken, and more!
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Pineapple Mango Sauce

Grilled Corn and Halloumi Salad

This grilled corn and halloumi salad with avocado is the perfect side dish for your summer BBQ’s including the Fourth!
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Grilled Corn and Halloumi Salad

Keto Taco Stuffed Avocado Boats

These Keto Taco Stuffed Avocado Boats are a tasty twist on Mexican tacos using avocado taco boats that would be a super fun addition to any 4th!
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Keto Taco Stuffed Avocado Boats

Spicy Olive Hummus

This Spicy Olive Hummus Recipe is the perfect blending of kalamata olives and creamy hummus, plus it's sesame free so it works for almost any special diet–and it has just the right amount of kick!
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olive hummus in white bowl with baked pita bread wedges

Summer Corn Salad

I love how simple this corn salad is--made with fresh corn, tomatoes, red onion, feta and an apple cider vinegar dressing.
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Summer Corn Salad

Classic American Coleslaw (Gluten Free, Vegan)

The traditional cole slaw done allergy-free!
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Classic American Coleslaw (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Sweet Potato Buns

This has to be the easiest recipe here--a great creative idea for making your BBQ grain-free!
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Sweet Potato Buns

Simple Guacamole – AIP, paleo, dairy free, nightshade free

This Simple Guacamole comes together in a flash and tastes amazing!
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aip guacamole in white bowl with paleo tortilla chips

Kale and Blueberry Salad with Vegan Buttermilk Dressing

A lovely festive salad with a vegan buttermilk dressing.
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Kale and Blueberry Salad with Vegan Buttermilk Dressing

Classic American Macaroni Salad (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Your favorite traditional macaroni salad made gluten-free and vegan.
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Classic American Macaroni Salad (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Asian Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing

A super colorful and flavorful salad that will be a unique addition to your festivities.
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Asian Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing

Low-Carb Cauliflower “Potato” Salad – vegan & paleo

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Cauliflower Potato Salad

Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw

Sweet and salty make a great pairing in this fruity slaw.
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Easy Mango Cabbage Coleslaw

Healthy Cowboy Caviar

The ever popular cowboy caviar healthified--note: I would replace the sugar with coconut sugar or another whole food or low-carb sweetener.
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Healthy Cowboy Caviar

Easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

Vegetables are always better grilled, making this a great delicious way to add more veggies to your day.
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Easy Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

"The Best" Homemade Salsa

This salsa is super simple, but tastes amazing--bursting with garden freshness.
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hand dipping tortilla chip into fresh salsa in white bowl

Chili, Green Bean and Potato Salad

This chili, green bean and potato salad is an ideal lunch and a colorful assortment making a quick and easy salad recipe.
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Chili, Green Bean and Potato Salad

Paleo Chicken Wings with Smoky Spice Rub and Sticky Glaze

These paleo chicken wings get their great flavor from a spice rub and smoky honey lime glaze that are simple to make.
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Paleo Chicken Wings with Smoky Spice Rub and Sticky Glaze

Classic American Potato Salad (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Another classic summer recipe--traditional potato salad done vegan and allergy-friendly.
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Classic American Potato Salad (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Zesty Spaghetti Squash Salad

This spaghetti squash salad is the perfect zesty side dish that everyone will love.
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squash salad in a bowl with wooden spoon

Greek Chickpea Salad

This colorful salad is made with favorite Greek ingredients combined in an easy Greek Chickpea Salad.
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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Creamy Avocado Dill Dressing

Basic corn on the cob made special with a lovely Avocado Dill Dressing.
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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Creamy Avocado Dill Dressing

Zesty Fat-Free Black Bean Dip – Our Family Favorite

This Bean Dip is a zesty favorite that is super easy to make and always gets rave reviews.
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Vegan Black Bean Dip - gluten-free, healthy, easy, whole30, dairy-free, low fat

Avocado & Strawberry Spinach Salad

Avocados and strawberries and a creamy dressing top greens for a colorful salad loaded with nutritious goodness.
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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?

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