If you are trying to incorporate more healthy eating into your everyday life, finding the best healthy recipes for your July 4th celebration can be all-consuming. Over the years we at OAWHealth.com have put together a plethora of healthy recipes that work well for any holiday celebration. I’ve found that often I just don’t have the time to scroll through pages and pages of healthy recipes, so I thought I would put some of our best recipes in one place with a short blub so you can scroll through quickly and click on the ones that sound like a good fit for your occasion. While not a complete collection of all our Healthy Recipes for July 4th, I’ve included those I believe will prove to be enjoyed by everyone.
Best Healthy Recipes for July 4th
If you find your squash harvest over-flowing, it’s the perfect time to try these delicious Healthy Fried Squash Patties. Even if you don’t have extra squash from your garden, you can almost always find squash at your local grocery store or your local farmers’ markets. This easy-to-make recipe makes light and incredibly delicious patties!
Healthy Fried Squash Patties
Many southern recipes for fried okra use a flour batter. However, there’s no need to bread and fry okra. Bring the true flavor of okra to life by slicing them lengthwise, into thirds or however you like (you don’t have to slice them at all), then tossing them with healthy oil and homemade seasoned salt, and roasting them on a sheet pan. Not only is this delicious, but it’s also very healthy. Spicy Roasted Okra with Homemade Seasoned Salt
This healthy bean tostadas (Texas version) recipe includes using gluten and corn free tortillas, organic refried beans, organic and fresh veggies such as organic tomatoes, shredded lettuce, jalapeno peppers, and olives as well as organic sour cream and organic goat cheese (optional) make a very easy and flavorful dinner for all celebrations! If you are serving a lot of people, it’s easy to make a tostada bar. Delicious & Healthy Bean Tostadas
Salads are an excellent way to get in daily servings of healthy veggies, fruits, and even nuts and seeds…and they are a wonderful side dish for just about any type of food. However, I love salads best when they include a healthy and homemade organic dressing. This homemade, delicious, and Organic Garlic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe has become my go-to healthy salad dressing and I want to share it with my readers. Organic Garlic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe
This recipe for healthy southern fried green tomatoes will quickly become a welcome addition to your breakfast table, lunch buffet, side for a summer get-together, or supper menu. Healthy southern fried green tomatoes also make great appetizers as well as a healthy addition to a tomato, lettuce, and cheese sandwich! Ripe green tomatoes are a great source of vitamins A, C, and potassium. Healthy Southern Fried Green Tomatoes
This particular recipe makes a delicious and healthy chocolate cookie that you can take to a sick friend, welcome new neighbors, dessert for a church fellowship, healthy afternoon snack for the kids, office pot-luck or a backyard cookout. perfect for any time of the year, but are especially perfect in the summer since you don’t have to use your oven and heat up the house. Win! Win! Win! Chocolate Peanut Butter Healthy No-Bake Cookies
Juicy mangoes add sweetness to this beautiful, quick, and healthy mango salsa. Flecked with red onions, jalapeno, and cilantro, it’s mouthwatering with seafood dishes or with your favorite healthy chips or veggies. A proven favorite with young and old alike! Did you know that one cup of mango provides almost one-fourth of the daily target for vitamin A — a nutrient that’s essential for the proper functioning of the immune system? Fresh Homemade Mango Salsa Recipe
This recipe for healthy zucchini patties includes fresh Parmesan, organic panko, free-range eggs, paprika, garlic, cayenne, and a hint of ground nutmeg. The mixture is then made into patties and pan-fried until they are golden brown. Don’t be afraid to put your “spin” on this recipe, be creative, and include ingredients that you and your family like. In fact, there are many other ingredients you can use that will make this recipe delish! Best Healthy Zucchini Patties Recipe
A delicious twist on a classic guacamole recipe, Blackened Jalapeno and Avocado Veggie Dip is a tangy avocado-based dip providing everything you could ever want in a vegetable dip. Doesn’t hesitate to include this tasty vegetable dip on your holiday menus – it works well on any menu any time of the year. Best of all your family and guests will love the taste and most likely will ask for your recipe! Best Blackened Jalapeno & Avocado Veggie Dip
This recipe for Red Cabbage Salad with Carrots and Walnuts is perfect alongside grilled chicken, veggie burgers, or grilled wild-caught salmon. Not only is this salad delicious; it is also nutrient-dense and very filling. Did you know that cabbage can help heal stomach ulcers and may even have the ability to help prevent cancer — prostate and breast cancer risk are minimized with a high amount of cabbage in the diet. Red Cabbage Salad with Carrots and Walnuts
Push your easy-to-make-button and do a happy dance. These irresistibly delicious vegetarian black bean burgers can be made and shaped ahead of time and then cooked when you’re ready to eat.. Perfect for a summer dinner on the patio, a rainy evening inside or as sliders for your football Sunday party, vegetarian black bean burgers can be flavored in just about any way in which your family likes. Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers Recipe
I love “the look” of freshly made Pico De Gallo. It is so beautiful and running-over with freshness. This simple & easy Pico De Gallo recipe can be used as a healthy snack, a party appetizer, or a fresh side to just about any Mexican dish. Consume pico de with lean, organic protein to make a filling meal. You’ll boost your intake of essential minerals, vitamins, and other phytonutrients that benefit your health. Simple & Easy Pico De Gallo
This Gluten-free Peach Crisp Recipe is a melody of toasty gluten-free oats, almonds, brown sugar, and butter that makes for a light, golden and sweet topping. This topping over warm, spiced peaches is as good as a summer dessert can be. Oh…and a scoop of organic vanilla ice cream (coconut milk ice cream is a healthy choice) just adds “true southernness” to an already scrumptious recipe! Delicious Gluten-Free Peach Crisp Recipe
This mouthwatering Avocado Butter Spread recipe produces an incredibly rich and creamy spread that is absolutely delicious! It’s excellent on a sandwich, spread on breakfast toast, topping for a steaming baked potato, and even mixed into other dishes. The options are endless in how you can get the most use out of this tasty new twist on avocado butter. Is your mouth watering yet? Mouthwatering Avocado Butter Spread
Incorporating the deliciousness of a Greek salad recipe into your holiday celebration is an awesome idea. Greek salads provide so many health benefits and bring a fresh, summer-like variety to those monotonous salad recipes that easily become our go-to salads. The main health benefit of a Greek salad is its high monounsaturated fat content which comes from the olive oil and the olives themselves present in the salad. Delicious Greek Salad With Feta Cheese and Olives
Our mission at OAWHealth.com is to encourage you to become healthier and happier while not needing to spend lots of time in the kitchen so that you can spend more precious time doing all the things you love. I am sharing 15 of our Best Healthy Recipes for July 4th, all in one place so that you don’t have to spend a tedious amount of time going through recipes. When you decide to eat healthy every day, no matter what, you will begin to see wonderful things happen in your health — physically and emotionally. And, best of all, eating healthy will become a natural habit — a habit that will serve you well for the rest of your life!
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