20 healthy 4th of July recipe ideas

Hi friends! How’s the day going so far? I hope you’re having a good morning. I’m working on getting a barre video edited – it will be up in the am!- and catching up on chores before heading out to the pool with the crew. I can’t believe that it’s the last day of June already and that the 4th will be here this weekend. Last year, we had an amazing time in San Diego with friends and stayed at the cutest Airbnb. 

July 4th is undoubtedly going to be on the weird side this year, but we’re still looking for ways to make it fun and festive. We’ll probably hit up the pool, grill for dinner, and do sparklers in the front yard.

For today’s post, I wanted to share some healthy and fun meal ideas for the weekend. If you have any staples you love or recipes you’re trying out, please leave them in the comments section below! I’m always looking for summer meal faves. 🙂

Healthy 4th of July recipes. fitnessista.com


The best pasta salad ever! Seriously, it’s SO good and one of the most popular recipes on the blog. To amp up the protein content, you could absolutely add grilled chicken or chickpeas.

Lobster street tacos

Steak and arugula salad

Smoked salmon sliders

Grilled chicken thighs. We’ve used Julie’s marinade recipe before and it’s amaaaazing.

Sides and salads:

Buffalo chicken dip and white Tuscan bean dip

Vegan artichoke dip

Glowing grilled summer detox salad

Shrimp ceviche cocktail

Elote aka Mexican street corn


S’mores in a jar with vegan chocolate mousse 

4th of July cookie cake. Going to make this one with the girls!

Peanut butter cookie bars

Mixed berry crumble in a jar

Vegan chocolate chip cookie icebox cake

Boozy beverages:

Kombucha cocktails

My favorite sangria

Sparkling watermelon jello shots

7 low-calorie cocktails

Watermelon mojitos. These sound soooooo refreshing.

So, tell me, friends: any plans for the upcoming weekend? Any fun ideas for the kiddos?