This July 4th holiday, plan where you can get the best view – because we’ve got your healthy recipes sorted!
EatingWell has a great selection of low calorie, low carb and diabetes appropriate dishes everyone can enjoy from appetizers through to desserts.
With just some crumbled cotija cheese, blue corn tortilla chips and fresh salsa, you can create your own mini red, white and blue edible flags to get the party started.
For something hearty, prepare a red, white and blue potato salad the night before. While the fireworks may be a feast for the eyes, this dish boasts a pop of natural flavours. Make your own lemon vinaigrette and serve with a dash of peppers, scallions and mint.
Then satisfy the summer sweet tooth with red, white and blue popsicles. You’ll just need limeade, blueberries, raspberries (though cherries and strawberries work too) and a freezer-pop mould to create a cool twist to serving fruits to end a meal.
PopSugar has a different take on things and we’ve found an easy-to-share watermelon and feta skewers recipe that’s quick to shop for and even faster to make. Simply stack chopped watermelon, feta cheese and Kalamata olives on the skewers and drizzle with basil oil.
Unlike jokes, your entrée can be cheesy and still enjoyable. This patriotic frittata is made with sweet cherry tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, black beans and purple basil. It’ll pack a protein punch with less than 200 calories per piece.
Finally, you can thank us later when you’re singing the praises of these frozen yogurt cupcakes. Made with Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, and bananas, these sweet treats are low in calories, fat, and cholesterol yet are still lusciously sweet and smooth. At just 30 calories per cupcake, you still get three grams of protein!