Healthy July 4th Menu: 11 Best Recipes

Have you ever arrived to a BBQ party just to realize that there’s nothing on the menu that tickles your (healthy) fancy? I’ve been that person. But wait… you can stick to your food regimen even if you’re not hosting! Just prep your favorite dish at home and bring it to the party–and show your friends, even the most sceptical ones, that veg-based summer BBQ food can be colorfully seasonal, healthy and delicious.

Here’s a lineup of my favorite recipes for the July 4th weekend of blending, grilling and tossing. The breakfast items can double as a fabulous #breakfastfordessert.

Bonus: You won’t have to feel forced to order that post-festivities juice cleanse on Monday. Win-win!

1. Turnip Burgers

By Alexandra Stafford on food52.com

Turnip Burgers  Recipe

 

2. Grilled Halloumi and Peaches with Dukkah 

By Sarah Britton on mynewroots.com

Grilled Halloumi and Peaches with Dukkah

3. Sweet Potato Pecan Tacos

By McKel Hill on nutritionstripped.com

Sweet potato pecan tacos recipe

4. Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Superfood Pesto

By Julie Morris on thechalkboardmag.com

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5. Grilled Avocado Halves with Cumin-Spiced Qiunoa and Black Bean Salad

By Gena Hamshaw on food52.com

Grilled Avocado Halves with Cumin-Spiced Qiunoa and Black Bean Salad

6. Roasted Kale, Fig & Avocado Salad

By Elise Museles on kaleandchocolate.com

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7. Tarragon Cucumber Spa Water

By Lili Ladaga on Livestrong.com

Tarragon Cucumber Spa Water recipe

8. Patriotic 4th Of July Chia Seed Pudding

By Green Blender on greenblender.com

Delicious (And Patriotic!) 4th Of July Chia Seed Pudding

9. Vegan Mini Blueberry Popovers

By Kat on curlsnchard.com

Vegan Mini Blueberry Popovers

10. Blueberry Basil Smoothie

By Sarah Britton on mynewroots.com

Blueberry Basil Smoothie

11. Ginger Infused Creamy Coconut and Blueberry Pops

By Alexandra Dawson on inmybowl.com

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