From juicy BBQ chicken, to fun patriotic pops, let's be honest, July 4th is all about the food! Truth be told, when holidays roll around, it's tempting to go hard in the kitchen and on our waistlines.
While there's nothing wrong with indulging every once in a while (that's why you workout, right?), you can totally stick to your health and weight loss goals, even during the holidays (thank you Pinterest!). Make it a #noregrets July 4th with these healthy, festive summer recipes.
7 Healthy July 4th Recipes You Can Feel Good About
Straight out of the AMRAP Life food archives, these patriotic pops are as healthy as they are tasty. Leave your guests talking for months with these easy on the eye popsicles.
BBQ and July 4th go together like wall balls and CrossFit. This ridiculously juicy chicken recipe is made up of lime juice, garlic, cilantro, and just a hint of heat. Plus, with just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup per 2lbs of chicken, it's a low-sugar marinade you can feel good about.
We can't take the credit for this mouthwateringly delicious recipe. Maria and Josh, from Two Peas and Their Pod, outdid themselves with this healthy, festive salsa recipe. We found it on Pinterest and it will make an appearance on our picnic table this year, for sure.
This creamy, cauliflower egg salad recipe is so good you won't even miss the potatoes! It's Tina's go-to BBQ side dish.
The folks over at Tone It Up claim this is a "sparkler worthy" recipe and we'd have to agree. Juicy watermelon, yogurt, and coconut cream come to together to create a statement making, crowd pleasing favorite. It's Pinterest perfection.
Short on time? This recipe will be your new best friend. It comes together in five minutes and has less than 10 ingredients. What's not to love?
If these Watermelon Feta Blackberry Skewers are wrong we don't want to be right. We discovered this Amy's recipe, from A Healthy Life For Me, via Pinterest (shocking, we know). Tina can vouch for the fact that these skewers are the perfect appetizer, not just for July 4th, but any summer BBQ!
Which one of these recipes is headed to a picnic table near you? Tell us or share your favorite healthy, holiday recipe in the comments below!
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