Healthy Recipes Perefect for 4th of July Celebrations

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By Kelli Swensen, Dietetics Student, Sargent College

With warm weather around the country, there is bound to be a bunch of neighborhood and family Fourth of July celebrations. Grilling is a great way to not only make delicious foods filled with summer flavors, but it is also a healthy option for preparing food. Chicken, lean meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, they all taste wonderful grilled! Below are some nutritious options for your Independence Day party:

Appetizers

 

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Quinoa Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing from Two Peas and Their Pod

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Grilled Corn with Chili-Lime Mayo from A Couple Cooks

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Lemony Cabbage-Avocado Slaw

Mains

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BBQ and Pineapple Turkey Burgers from Naturally Ella

 

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Gorgonzola and Sun-Dried Tomato Bison Burger from Whole Foods

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Plant Burgers from EatLiveRun

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Grilled Pizza from Iowa Girl Eats

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Grilled Swordfish Sandwiches with Summer Squash Salsa from Whole Foods

Desserts (all prepared on the grill)

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Grilled Banana Boats from Aggies Kitchen

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Grilled Fruit Skewers from Chaos in the Kitchen

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Roasted Peaches with Goat Cheese and Honey

 

Also be sure to check out our post on Summer-perfect Sargent Choice recipes as well as Cooking Light’s list of healthy Fourth of July menu ideas.

Happy Fourth of July!


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