Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is coming up this weekend so I thought I would post some recipes I have found from around the web that would be both a delicious and nutritious addition to your holiday festivities. Enjoy!

Socal Guacamole Burger; Cooking Light

This burger, made with lean ground sirloin is topped with guacamole and alfalfa sprouts. Findings from a pilot study at UCLA have indicated that eating 1/2 a medium haas avocado with a hamburger may decrease certain inflammatory markers when compared to eating a hamburger alone despite the increase in fat and calories that the avocado contributed.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/socal-guacamole-burger

Spicy Grilled Sweet Potatoes; Cooking Light

Full of vitamin a and flavor, these grilled potatoes are a much better choice then deep fried French fries.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-grilled-sweet-potatoes

Grilled Sweet Chili Lime Chicken; The Recipe Critic

Grilled chicken breasts is a great healthy option. Use a reduced sodium soy sauce to help cut down on the sodium.

http://therecipecritic.com/2015/06/grilled-sweet-chili-lime-chicken/

Blue Cheese Portobello Burgers; Eating Well

For all those vegetarians out there, portobello caps make a great burger substitute.

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/blue_cheese_portobello_burgers.html

Fruit kebobs are always a healthy and refreshing treat. The flag pattern makes it extra fun!

http://justimagine-ddoc.com/holidays-and-events/beautiful-ideas-for-4th-of-july/?pid=12140

Fourth of July Mini Berry Cheesecakes; Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

Super cute dessert! Reduced fat dairy products along with the pre-portion size helps to decrease calories and saturated fat.

http://www.momskitchenhandbook.com/recipes-2/fourth-of-july-mini-berry-cheese-cakes-shhh-theyre-under-100-calories/?utm_content=buffer148d3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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