Happy Independence Day!
What a perfect time for our next Recipe Round-Up! Myself and the awesome coaches here at Team Betty Rocker have gathered some of the best healthy recipes we could find around the web to help you celebrate the 4th of July like the Rockstar you are!
You’ll find great options below that cover the entire party, from appetizers, sides, and salads, to main dishes and dessert. I can guarantee you’ll find something new and creative that will be a crowd pleaser!
As always, all of the recipes are made with whole food ingredients, and we’ve included the spectrum of gluten-free, dairy-free, some vegan, and even paleo-friendly choices.
Be sure to leave these bloggers a comment when you stop by – it’s always wonderful to hear feedback from you – and let us know which ones you try!
Roasted Red Pepper Pumpkin Hummus
Roasted Red Pepper Pumpkin Hummus from The Betty Rocker
This is such a versatile recipe! It can be used as a dip for crackers and veggies, as a sandwich spread, a topping for homemade pizza or eaten on it’s own! This gluten and dairy free spread is guaranteed to be a hit this 4th of July!
Grilled Pineapple Guacamole
Grilled Pineapple Guacamole from The Brewer and The Baker
There is no better appetizer than guacamole when it comes to summertime BBQ’s. This is your basic delicious recipe but with a twist- grilled pineapple. It is creamy, tangy and full of flavor!
Tropical Shrimp Ceviche
Tropical Shrimp Ceviche from Lexi's Clean Kitchen
Tropical fruit, a twist of lime and fresh shrimp makes this dish not only beautiful but tasty as well! It is gluten and dairy free and can be eaten by itself or with chips for an amazing appetizer.
Berry Patriotic Chia Seed Pudding
Berry Patriotic Chia Seed Pudding from Tasting Page
Not only is this recipe festive for the 4th of July but it’s packed full of nutrients and both gluten and dairy free! The chia seeds offer a punch of protein and healthy fats to help keep you satisfied while the berries give you that perfect sweetness!
4th of July Fruit Kabobs
4th of July Fruit Kabobs from The Baby Bump Diaries
These are hands down one of the best 4th of July appetizers I have seen. They are healthy, festive and easy to make! These are sure to be a hit with everyone at your celebration.
Healthy Grilled Corn on the Cob
Healthy Grilled Corn on the Cob from Kim's Healthy Eats
Nothing says Summer more than corn!Most grilled corn recipes include butter, mayo, cheese, and other ingredients but this one is dairy free and only requires a couple of ingredients. Best of all this is easy to make and delicious!
Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Pesto Vinaigrette
Grilled Vegetable Skewers with Pesto Vinaigrette from Ezra Pound Cake
Pesto and grilled veggies, does it get much better?! These are the perfect side to any main dish and are filled with so much flavor! They are easy to make and the veggies can be switched up for whatever you have on hand!
Herbed Red Potato Salad
Herbed Red Potato Salad from Cookie And Kate
Gluten free, dairy free and mayo free potato salad? Sign me up! I love how this recipe calls for new potatoes and just a few other simple ingredients to make a healthy version of the BBQ staple! This is the perfect side dish for any summertime gathering!
Hemp Seed Tabouli
Hemp Seed Tabouli from Oh She Glows
This is one of the most creative recipes I have come across! And it is absolutely delicious. I am a huge fan of hemp seeds for their amazing nutritional profile- protein and healthy fats- and how versatile they are! This is so simple to make and requires no cooking! What could be better on a hot summer day?
Peach Salad from The Betty Rocker
This is one of my all time favorite salads! It is simple, colorful and full of flavor! I love this time of year for all of the fresh produce available especially the best tasting peaches you can find. This salad is the perfect side dish staple for any gathering and is sure to be a hit this 4th of July!
Pineapple Almond Butter Chicken Skewers from Paleo Leap
Pineapple Almond Butter Chicken Skewers from Paleo Leap
These skewers are paleo, gluten free, dairy free and contain one of my all time favorite foods- almond butter! The pineapple adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this protein packed dish and they are perfect for grilling! And speaking of grilling- easy cleanup! What could be better for a holiday party?
Grilled Salmon Skewers
Grilled Salmon Skewers from Paleo Leap
Salmon is one of my favorite foods! It is packed full of nutrients, protein and healthy fats. The great thing about salmon is that it doesn’t need a lot of added ingredients to make it taste good, that being said, this recipe is simple and delicious! Add some of the grilled veggies and healthy potato salad from above and you have an amazing meal in front of you!
Green Tomato Gazpacho with Grilled Shrimp
Green Tomato Gazpacho with Grilled Shrimp from Wicked Spatula
This recipe is an awesome way to get in an extra serving of veggies and protein! Not to mention, it is a light and delicious cold soup that is great for any hot day!
Sweet Potato Sliders
Sweet Potato Sliders from The Betty Rocker
These sliders are one of my staples! They are versatile and can be made with any meat you enjoy. The sweet potatoes make great “buns” that stay together and give you a bonus nutritional punch. This is such a fun and unique way to enjoy your burgers at any 4th of July celebration!
Herbed Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Buns
Herbed Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Buns from Simply Quinoa
I absolutely love these burgers! Using zucchini as a bun is so creative and the burger itself is delicious! These are gluten free, dairy free and paleo.
Edamame Burgers from The Betty Rocker
These beautiful burgers are a must make for any BBQ whether you are a vegetarian or not! They are packed with protein, healthy fats and so much flavor. Plus they are dairy free, gluten free and vegetarian!
Jalapeno Chickpea Lentil Burgers
Jalapeno Chickpea Lentil Burgers from Ambitious Kitchen
These veggie burgers are delicious! They are packed with amazing plant protein from the chickpeas and lentils and the mango salsa gives them so much flavor! I promise you, vegetarians and meat eaters alike will be drooling over these veggie burgers! They also happen to be gluten and dairy free.
Open Faced Falafel Burgers
Open Faced Falafel Burgers from Oh My Veggies
These healthy falafel burgers are everything you could ask for and more! They have all of the amazing taste of an original falafel but with twice the health benefits and none of not so healthy ingredients! These are amazing on their own or in a sweet potato bun, lettuce wrap or any other bun of your choice!
Paleo Strawberry Shortcake
Paleo Strawberry Shortcake from Cook Eat Paleo
Summer and Shortcake, what else could you ask for? These are really easy to make and require only a few ingredients! The whipped coconut cream is the perfect addition for a cool treat on a hot day! Paleo, gluten free and dairy free-these are sure to be popular with every guest at your celebration
Strawberry Nice Cream
Strawberry Nice Cream from The Betty Rocker
There is nothing that says summer more than ice cream. If you haven’t tried my Strawberry Nice Cream yet, NOW is the time! It’s so decadent and creamy that no one would ever know it’s good for you! This also comes in chocolate and mint versions!
Red, White and Blueberry Popsicles
Red, White and Blueberry Popsicles from The View From Great Island
It doesn’t get more festive than these popsicles! They are simple to make- only three ingredients- and the perfect way to show your spirit and enjoy a tasty, healthy treat!
Vegan Berry Coconut Parfaits
Vegan Berry Coconut Parfaits from The Healthy Maven
These festive parfaits are so delicious no one would ever guess they are healthy! Vegan, gluten free and raw, these are a must make for your 4th of July celebration. They are super easy, only require a few ingredients and are portable! Oh and did I mention the coconut whipped cream topping?!
Watermelon Cake from Paleo Cupboard
This has to be one of the most creative recipes I have seen! A watermelon as a cake?! I love it and so will all of your guests. This dessert is made from a watermelon and only a few other ingredients! This is refreshing and delicious!
Cashew Cream Date Stuffed Strawberries
Cashew Cream Date Stuffed Strawberries from Pure Thyme
Red, white, blue and delicious! This is one my favorite desserts on the list. The cashew date cream is so decadent and is the perfect filling for the strawberries. You better make sure to save a few for yourself as they will be gone before you know it!
Red, White and Blueberry Margaritas
Red, White and Blueberry Margaritas from Gimme Some Oven
Blueberries, strawberries, and coconut milk make up the red, white and blue for this healthy take on margaritas! They are so festive and fun and a must make for your holiday celebration!
Ginger Peach Kombucha Sangria
Ginger Peach Kombucha Sangria from Little Bits Of
This is a super simple cocktail to make! Mix kombucha, wine and a couple of other ingredients and you are set to go. The kombucha can help with mood, mental clarity and digestion- all of which can use some help after a couple of drinks 🙂
Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie from Healthy Happy Life
This is the perfect drink for a hot summer day. It is refreshing and delicious and packed full of nutrients! I love the addition of cashews to give this drink a creamy texture! This is perfect for both kids and adults for your summertime celebration.
Non-Alcoholic Mango Mojito
Non-Alcoholic Mango Mojito from In Sonnet's Kitchen
I love this healthy and non-alcoholic take on Mojitos. There is no added sugar in this recipe like it’s traditional counterpart and the mango gives it just the natural sweetness it needs. This is the perfect refreshing drink for any BBQ.
Blackberry Mojitos from The Healthy Maven
You can never have too many mojito recipes! They are one of my favorite summertime drinks and are so versatile. This recipe does include alcohol but you can always leave it out. This recipe is sugar free as well and easy to make!
Watermelon Mint Slushies
Watermelon Mint Slushies from The Natural Nurturer
When I think of Summer, I can’t help but think of watermelon. These are sweet, delicious and healthy. The coconut water and watermelon help to keep you hydrated so they are perfect for hot summer days!