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.