The Fourth of July is just days away, which means no shortage of backyard BBQs and festive holiday parties this weekend. But as much as we love all that cookout grub, it can easily mean a few hundred extra calories between potato salad, sausages, chips, and patriotic Jell-O desserts. But no one wants to show up for a party with snacks that taste like cardboard, we asked some of our healthiest friends and experts to give us their favorite healthy recipes that hosts and guests will love.
Check out our best recipes for dips, salads, desserts — we even have a sugar-free BBQ sauce — so you don’t have to worry about eating bite-sized portions to make sure your Fourth of July doesn’t leave you four pounds heavier:
- Sugar-Free BBQ Sauce
- Low-Fat Beet Tzatziki
- Edamame Salad
- Easiest Greek Salad Ever
- Open-Faced Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches
- Watermelon, Haloumi, Basil-Mint Salad
- Sugar-Free Pavlova With Yogurt and Berries
- Raw Energy Balls
- Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Click through the post for recipes, and share your own healthy Fourth of July BBQ ideas in the comments section, below!