Healthy Recipes for the 4th of July

4th of JulyAre you going to a 4th of July celebration tonight?  Well, don’t show up empty handed.  Bring a festive and healthy dish to share.  Use one of these recipes to keep your diet on track while you enjoy the fireworks.

  • Patriotic Pie.  This beautiful dessert from North Memorial R.D. Karen Palmer has only 180 calories per serving.  It’s easy to make, but your guests don’t need to know that!
  • Wheat Berry, Edamame and Black Bean Salad.  This hearty salad can serve as an entree or a side dish. It’s full of protein and fiber and only has 194 calories per serving. Give it a try!
  • Turkey, Cheese and Apple Pinwheel.  Will you be entertaining children?  Everyone will love this easy and fun snack.  You can even give the recipe to the kids and let them prepare it for themselves.
  • Sweet and Tangy Kale Salad. This is my favorite kale recipe from registered dietitian Heidi Diller.  If you’re not sure if you like kale, this is a great way to give it a try.  It’s easy to make and beautiful to serve.

Don’t forget to follow 3 Smart Diet Tips for the 4th of July when you go out tonight.  Happy 4th!

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