Happy Fourth of July weekend! What are you doing to celebrate? Perhaps you’re heading to the beach for a long weekend on the water. Maybe the mountains is more your scene. Or perhaps you’ll stay in your town or city to watch the fireworks surrounded by those you love.
This holiday celebrates summer in the best way possible. Filled with friends and family, sunny weather, vacation spots, and delicious food, celebrating independence turns out to be one of the best weekends of the year for many.
If you’re getting together with friends this weekend, chances are there is a lot of food in your future. Hot dogs, hamburgers, multi-colored cupcakes, and chips will line many a backyard table this weekend. While celebrating with these delicious staples is wonderful, in our view, there’s always a room to insert a little nutrition onto a typically full plate.
Celebratory food doesn’t have to be unhealthy – especially in the summer, when fresh produce teems on farmers’ market tables and grocery store shelves, showing off their bright colors and even brighter taste. This holiday, incorporate some vitamins, minerals, and nutrition into your potluck meals by committing to one healthy recipe.
We’ve put together a few ideas that will help you incorporate nutrition, taste, and fun all at the same time. All of these recipes also use fresh summer produce, which amps up their flavor and health benefits even more.
Make the most of the holiday by bringing one of these fresh, easy recipes to your potluck party. These five recipes taste so good – the other guests won’t even know how nutritious they truly are!
- Creamy Greek Pasta Salad by Two Peas and their Pod
- Raw Corn Radish Salad by Veggie Inspired
- Ricotta Cake with Mixed Berries by Naturally Ella
- Minted Watermelon Salad with Bulgur by Foolproof Living
- Broccoli Pesto Dip by A Healthy Life for Me
What are you up to this Fourth of July weekend? Let us know what recipes you’ll be bringing to the potluck in the comments below!