Healthy 4th of July Food Ideas for Backyard Barbeque

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If you are looking for some healthy Fourth of July food to enjoy this year, this collection of healthy patriotic dishes has you covered. You’ll find a variety of different side dishes, appetizers, main dishes, and snacks that are easy to make and delicious.

These clean eating recipes are perfect for enjoying at your upcoming Independence Day celebrations and cookouts with friends and family before the fireworks. These aren’t limited to the 4th of July though, you can also serve them for other patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and Labor Day and they’ll be a hit with everyone!

You’ll find a great assortment of the best healthy 4th of July recipes that are:

  1. clean eating friendly
  2. great for kids and adults too
  3. fairly easy to make with common ingredients
  4. healthy options for your 4th of July party or backyard barbeque

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Why You’ll Love These 4th of July Food Recipes

  • all clean ingredients – you can still enjoy the holidays and eat clean and healthy.
  • festive red, white, and blue food – whether you are going all out with an epic cookout, or just having a relaxing evening watching fireworks, patriotic-themed food makes the celebration a little more festive
  • great for a barbeque – consider this your backyard barbeque menu plan! You’ll find everything you need here to have traditional Fourth of July food made healthier for feeding your hungry family and friends.

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Healthy Summer Snacks – fun and easy snacks to serve by the pool, at the beach, or at a BBQ party.

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Favorite Fourth of July Recipes

This is my handpicked list of the BEST healthy Fourth of July food out there!

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1- Veggie Pasta Salad with Lime Cilantro

Nothing says the 4th of July like pasta salad! Whip up this easy veggie pasta salad with lime cilantro vinaigrette and feta cheese to serve to your guests. You won’t be sorry.

2- Grilled Pineapple Spears

These grilled pineapple spears have a sweet, spicy, and smoked flavor to them. They’re perfect for serving a crowd and when you want a healthy sweet grilled treat everyone will enjoy.

3- Ribeye Steaks

Made with simple ingredients, this ribeye steak is an easy 4th of July main dish that you can cook on the grill for the perfect backyard barbecue. Learn the technique to make the perfect ribeye in true American style.

4- Red White and Blue Fruit Salsa

Made with fresh summer fruits like watermelon, blueberries, and strawberries, this healthy dessert of red, white, and blue fruit salsa is perfect for your 4th of July appetizer table. You can serve the salsa with your favorite homemade chips or store-bought chips.

5- 4th of July Fruit Skewers

Fresh fruit skewers are always a great option when it comes to serving a crowd during patriotic holidays like the 4th of July. It’s easily customizable so you can use your favorite fruits such as fresh strawberries, blueberries, and more!

6- Pesto Tortellini Salad

Here’s an easy summer dish you can whip together in no time and it’s the perfect addition for outdoor gatherings with friends and family like the 4th of July. The tortellini salad is made with tortellini, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and a fresh basil pesto.

7- Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Serve up a tasty bruschetta appetizer made with juicy tomatoes for everyone to enjoy on the 4th of July. The easy recipe only takes a few minutes to put together so it’s perfect for when you need a quick appetizer or snack for guests.

8- Cold Veggie Pizza

Here’s a super easy and healthy 4th of July appetizer, side, or snack that you can serve friends and family. Use your favorite fresh veggies and plain Greek yogurt to make this delicious veggie pizza.

9- Watermelon Blueberry Salad

Impress friends and family this 4th of July or any hot summer day with these individual watermelon blueberry salad bowls. Fresh blueberries, juicy watermelon slices, and jicama are all you need.

10- Greek Stuffed Feta Burgers

Full of Mediterranean flavors, these Greek feta burger patties are stuffed with feta cheese, peppers, onions, and seasonings then topped with tzatziki sauce. They’ll be an unforgettable burger to celebrate the Fourth.

11 – Air Fryer Fried Pickles

Fried pickles make the perfect side or appetizer dish to enjoy at your backyard barbeque. These fried pickles are made in the air fryer so they’re a healthy twist on traditional fried pickles and delicious.

12 – Healthy Ranch Dip

A dip is a must when it comes to parties and celebrations, and you can’t go wrong with a healthy ranch dip. Serve it with your favorite crunchy veggies so that everyone can munch throughout the day at your Fourth of July party.

13 – Italian Potato Salad

No 4th of July feast is complete without the classic potato salad. This simple Italian potato salad is made with no mayo – just potatoes, olive oil, onions, garlic, and fresh herbs.

14 – Healthy Coleslaw

The perfect balance of sweet and tangy, this healthy coleslaw is paleo friendly and great for your 4th of July parties and gatherings. Coleslaw is another perfect side dish for holiday cookouts that friends and family will enjoy!

15 – Avocado Egg Salad

Easy to make with hard-boiled eggs, this avocado egg salad is a versatile recipe that can be made into sandwiches, used as a dip, or turned into a filling for wraps. It’s healthier than traditional egg salad making it perfect for your healthy 4th of July table.

16 – Falafel Spiced Cucumber Bites

Here’s a healthy party appetizer for your 4th of July celebrations and they are quick and easy to make. The flavors of these cucumber bites will give you some Middle Eastern flair to the table.

17 – Avocado White Bean Hummus

Super simple to make and healthy ingredients, this creamy avocado white bean hummus is a mix between hummus and guac. You can serve the dip with crackers or make them into small sandwiches for an appetizer.

18 – Grilled Cherry Tomatoes

Grill up some cherry tomatoes with a dash of sea salt and you have an easy and flavorful side dish. You can sprinkle other fresh herbs on the tomatoes to change it up or to add some extra flavor.

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