Fourth of July Recipe Roundup

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on July 1, 2015

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The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Outdoor parties, fireworks, great food, spending time with family and friends, my birthday (on July 5th) – it doesn’t get much better than that! Here are some of my favorite recipes for backyard get-togethers: they are healthy, light, summery, and absolutely delicious. Happy long weekend everyone!

** Starters and Sides **

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Grape and Avocado SaladJuicy grapes and creamy avocados make this salad filling, satisfying, and refreshing.

White Bean and Veggie BruschettaA great way to sneak in some extra veggies, sandwiched in between crispy bread and gooey cheese.

Red, White and Blue Potato SaladA healthier twist on the classic potato salad, with 3 types of potatoes!

Healthy GuacamoleYour guests will devour this delicious dip.

Healthy Seven Layer Bean DipA bean dip that’s so addicting – you won’t be able to tell how good it is for you.

** Burgers and Sandwiches **

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Southwestern Veggie BurgersA healthier alternative to beef burgers, but I promise, you won’t miss the meat!

Kale, Garlic, and Caramelized Onion PaninisBecause grilled cheese needs to be dressed up once in a while.

Mushroom and Spinach Tartines with Roasted Garlic SpreadThis creamy garlic spread becomes the base for open faced sandwiches, with a secret healthy ingredient that cuts calories but not taste!

** Dessert **

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Cheesecake BitesLittle bites of heaven, and only 100 calories a piece!

Apple and Pear CrispBecause it wouldn’t be the 4th of July without a fruit-filled dessert.

Carrot CakeA lightened up version of the original that still has the classic cream cheese frosting.

Mini Apple PiesPerfectly portioned treats that are super easy to make and are guaranteed to delight!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Celine July 2, 2014 at 7:07 pm

This food looks all so good and yummy!!! It’s 11:00pm here and you are making me hungry! I can’t wait to try them all.

I got great food ideas for our Canada day yesterday and now for your country’s day. Fantastic!!!!

Happy coming 4th of July!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater July 8, 2014 at 8:02 am

Aw thanks Celine!! I hope you had a great Canada day, and I hope you loved these recipes when you tried them!

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Celine July 12, 2014 at 7:50 pm

I will be trying that yummy veggie burger soon and the pumpkin ravioli you recently posted. I hope you had a great 4th of July with your family. Time is passing by fast!! We will soon be into the autumn recipes. No complaints there! Take care.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater July 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Awesome!! Can’t wait to hear how it turns out for you Celine! Hope you had a great 4th of July as well 🙂

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