Plan A Healthy 4th of July Barbecue

Plan A Healthy 4th of July Barbecue

Summertime can be a little scary if you’re trying to lose weight. Barbecues, potlucks and Fourth of July are prime examples of parties that usually serve delicious, but fatty foods. Instead of dragging your feet through the weekend, avoid the guilt with these healthier choices!

You can still do it big this Fourth of July without packing on the pounds. Barbecues don't have to be your weak point, especially with all of the healthy fish out there! Have fun, try something new and stay healthy!

Happy Fourth of July!

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You can seriously have it all with lighter dips, summer salads and tasty wraps!

Summer Spinach and Strawberries
Veggie Dip 
Chicken Salad Wraps 
Black Bean Salsa
Zucchini Patties

Main Courses
Grilling your favorite fish or chicken breast is just as good as any red meat!

Chicken Kabobs with Lemon Marinade
Barbecue Salmon Filets 
Marvelous Macaroni and Cheese
Mushroom and Bell Pepper Chicken Breasts
Grilled Rosemary Shrimp

Sides are all about the vegetables, so don't forget them!

Easy Grilled Potatoes
Munchy Tangy Carrots
Green Beans, Tomatoes & Mushrooms
Picnic Potato Nicoise Salad
Vegetable Feta Rice

And this is why we love this holiday! Even these seemingly heavy desserts are healthy!

Raspberry Trifle
Blueberry Pie Supreme
No-Guilt Watermelon Cake
Cantaloupe Cilantro Sorbet
Dessert Roll-Up

You don’t have to go overboard, since you’re already eating healthy! Enjoy these summer drinks!

Red White & Blue Shooters
Frog Lemonade
Summer Punch
Limeaid Cocktail
Fruity Iced Tea

Presentation Pointers

  1. Since not everyone enjoys the same sauce, purchase a few different varieties of barbecue sauce or make your own. Honey barbecue is always hit, and some people even like steak sauce!
  2. If you’re having this party outside, make sure that you plan for pesky insects. Cover the food at all times. You can either do this with napkins or more advanced cake stand covers.
  3. Plan to go see fireworks with the entire group. Make sure that everyone is well-fed before you make the trek. Everyone should be enjoying the night so make sure to allot enough time for the meal.

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