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Globally-Inspired Recipes for Your Healthy Fourth of July Menu

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.

healthy fourth of july dessert

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!

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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 fourth of july appetizers

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

5-Minute Restaurant Style Hummus V, GF

The Easiest Healthy Cheese Board GF, V option

Easy Gluten Free Garlic Knots GF, DF

Mexican Kale Salad GF, V

Herby Spring Pea Hummus GF, V

Basil & Roasted Beet Salad GF, DF

The World’s Best Vegan Nacho Cheese GF, V

5-Minute Corn and Tomato Jammy Bruschetta V

Strawberry & Pistachio Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Vinaigrette GF, DF

The Best Vegan Taco Salad GF, V

Drinks, mocktails, & milkshakes

healthy fourth of july drinks

Spicy Watermelon Red Pepper Margaritas GF, V option

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

Birthday Cake Batter Milkshake GF, V

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Milkshake GF, V

Main meals

healthy fourth of july meals

Healthy Fried Chicken Sandwiches GF, V option

Green Mac n’ Cheese GF, DF

Grain Free Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza GF, V

Cauliflower Steaks with Mint Parsley Pepita Sauce GF, V

Elote Corn & Chickpea Bowl GF, V

5-Minute Crispy Enchilada Tortilla Pizza GF, V optional

Garlicky Couscous Salad GF, DF

Healthy Asian Peanut Noodles GF, V

Crispy Cheese Rotisserie Chicken Tacos GF option

Caramelized Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta with Garlicky Breadcrumbs V, 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

Almond Flour Cookies

Gooey Paleo Chocolate Lava Cookies GF

Salted Caramel Pecan Pie Tarts GF, DF

The Best Healthy Monster Cookies GF, DF

Fudgy Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches GF, DF, V optional

White Chocolate Basil Popsicles GF, V

Rose Raspberry Chia Popsicles GF, V

Glucose-Friendly Cookies & Cream Cookie Dough Bites GF, DF, V option

Pecan Cinnamon Roll Dough Bites GF, V

5-Minute Birthday Cake Freezer Fudge GF, V

5-Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies GF

Healthy Chocolate Lava Cake GF, V

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