The Fourth of July is coming up this weekend so I thought I would post some recipes I have found from around the web that would be both a delicious and nutritious addition to your holiday festivities. Enjoy!

Socal Guacamole Burger; Cooking Light

This burger, made with lean ground sirloin is topped with guacamole and alfalfa sprouts. Findings from a pilot study at UCLA have indicated that eating 1/2 a medium haas avocado with a hamburger may decrease certain inflammatory markers when compared to eating a hamburger alone despite the increase in fat and calories that the avocado contributed.

Spicy Grilled Sweet Potatoes; Cooking Light

Full of vitamin a and flavor, these grilled potatoes are a much better choice then deep fried French fries.

Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Chicken; The Recipe Critic

Grilled chicken breasts is a great healthy option. Use a reduced sodium soy sauce to help cut down on the sodium.

Blue Cheese Portobello Burgers; Eating Well

For all those vegetarians out there, portobello caps make a great burger substitute.

Fruit kebobs are always a healthy and refreshing treat. The flag pattern makes it extra fun!

Fourth of July Mini Berry Cheesecakes; Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Super cute dessert! Reduced fat dairy products along with the pre-portion size helps to decrease calories and saturated fat.