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10 Healthy Recipes You Need to Try This 4th of July

By Erin Kennedy HERWriter
 
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The 4th of July is a great holiday to celebrate with family and friends, and usually there’s tasty food involved. But that doesn’t mean you have to completely give up any healthy eating habits. Check out these healthy and delicious recipes to try at 4th of July festivities this year!

1) Red, white and blue potato salad:

This is a great twist on regular potato salad that is in the spirit of the 4th of July. The potato salad combines red, fingerling and blue potatoes and also exchanges mayonnaise for lighter olive oil and red wine vinegar.

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2) Corn and black bean salad

Corn and black bean salad is a healthy side dish that mixes together corn, black beans, garbanzo beans, red bell pepper and mango. This colorful blend of veggies and fruit is not only healthy, it can also be thrown together in minutes.

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3) Grilled chicken and shrimp kebabs

What 4th of July is complete without some barbecue? Marinate chicken and shrimp with lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper, then throw on the barbecue for a tasty main dish.

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4) Blueberry, strawberry and jicama salsa

Ditch your basic salsa this year for a festive red, white and blue one. This dish is a great appetizer with some tortilla chips, and is refreshing on a hot summer day.

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5) Turkey burgers

Looking for a healthier alternative to basic burgers? Replace the red meat with lean ground turkey. Serve on a multigrain bun or wrapped in lettuce, and add your favorite toppings.

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