This healthy Fourth of July menu has over 50 delicious food ideas that are perfect for your festive long weekend! Ditch the same-old American recipes and make these easy, globally-inspired Fourth of July appetizers & sides, plant-based entreès, superfood mocktails and milkshakes, and blood sugar-friendly desserts that everyone can enjoy, whether they’re gluten free, dairy free, vegan, or watching their sugar.
If you’re wondering what to serve at a your Fourth of July BBQ, picnic, or potluck to spice things up, you’re going to love these healthy, global summer recipes. In this list, you’ll find my go-to party food inspired by Thai, Italian, and Spanish cuisine that help you feel amazing from the inside out. Here in the Healthier Together Community, we believe the most important part to enjoying a healthy meal is enjoying the conversation had at the table. You can bet we’ll be playing endless rounds of the Healthier Together Conversation Deck this July 4th!
The conversation deck is the best party game for all ages. It spans 6 categories (wealth, well-being, love, adventure, growing up, and what if) and is filled with 150+ fun questions (like the one above) that you’ve probably never asked even the people your closest to! You’ll never have to worry about boring conversation at your family gatherings again.
If you play the Healthier Together Deck with your friends or family this weekend, be sure to leave a comment below with your favorite question or tag me (@lizmoody) in videos or pics when you play!
All of the recipes below are refined sugar free, and you can follow this key to make picking diet-friendly recipes easy!
GF = Gluten Free
DF = Dairy Free
V = Vegan
VT = Vegetarian
Quick & easy appetizers & sides
Healthy Chili’s Southwestern Egg Rolls VT, DF option
Keto Pizza Poppers GF, V option
Lemon Basil Corn Fritters GF, VT
Colorful Summer Pasta Salad V, GF option
The Easiest Healthy Cheese Board GF, V option
Mexican Kale Salad GF, V
Herby Spring Pea Hummus GF, V
Basil & Roasted Beet Salad GF, DF
Drinks, mocktails, & milkshakes
Strawberry Basil Margaritas GF, V option
Lemon Thyme Fauxito GF, V option
Strawberry Cinnamon Mocktail GF, V option
Blueberry Lavender Lemonade GF, V option
Blackberry Chamomile Mocktail GF, V option
Cherry Basil Chia Fresca GF, V option
Healthy Fried Chicken Sandwiches GF, V option
Green Mac n’ Cheese GF, DF
5-Minute Crispy Enchilada Tortilla Pizza GF, V optional
Garlicky Couscous Salad GF, DF
Crispy Cheese Rotisserie Chicken Tacos GF option
Red Pepper and Kale Quesadilla GF option, V option
Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Protein Pasta V, GF option
Desserts for a crowd
Fudgy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches GF, DF, V optional
Glucose-Friendly Cookies & Cream Cookie Dough Bites GF, DF, V option
Grain Free Fudgy Brownie Cookies GF, DF, V option
Honeyed Cardamom Berry Tartelets GF, V option
Brookie Batter Bites GF, V
Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies GF, V option