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Make a Splash at Your July 4th Party with 10 Vegetarian Options

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On the Fourth of July, vegetarians often find themselves looking for options at burger-filled cookouts. This Independence Day, surprise your vegetarian friends by having plentiful alternatives for them that not only look and taste delicious, but are healthy choices for the non-vegetarians at the party.

Change the Fourth of July scene by avoiding the sugary, fatty foods and providing your guests with wholesome selections that are sure to create sparks.

1) Herb and Pistachio Falafel

These herb and pistachio falafels take all of the flavor of traditional falafels, and make them healthier by baking the dish and opting to use large cabbage leafs rather than bread. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike will be surprised by the tastiness of this green dish.

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2) Crustless Sweet Potato Pie

Sweet potatoes are perfect for Independence Day as they are a staple for the south. This crustless sweet potato pie allows holiday guests to indulge in the deliciousness that is pie without the extra sugar and calories that a crust would provide.

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3) Couscous Fruit Salad

This couscous fruit salad makes the perfect side dish for a family gathering, because it's filling and delectable. The flavors of fruit, couscous, almonds, shallots, orange juice, cider vinegar and olive oil combine to create a tasty treat that all of your guests will rave about.

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4) Watermelon Green Tea

Unsure of what beverage to provide for your guests? This watermelon green tea is incredibly easy to make, only contains two ingredients, and tastes fantastic! With just some pureed watermelon and green tea, you can create a drink your friends and family will want year round.

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