Healthy-ish 4th of July

Food doesn't have to be covered in grease to taste good (even though it helps). Enjoy your outdoor BBQ this year while still staying healthy...ish.

May 23, 2019

Get the Party Started!

Whether you're looking for some inspiration for your sides, mains or desserts, we've got a little bit of everything in this collection!

Ball 'em Up

Melon Mozzarella Bites

Buy This Cook That

The combo of the tart berries, sweet melon and creamy mozzarella is so addictive and so perfect for your next barbecue.

Stuffed Toms

Tomato Basil Caprese Bites

Buy This Cook That

These are perfect to eat while you're all standing around the pool and BBQ as you can easily pop the whole thing in at once. You can make them ahead of time and bring them out as the guests arrive.

Bacon Bites

Easy BBQ Bacon Pineapple Bites

Kitchen Mason

The sweet and salty combo gets taken up a notch with these pineapple bites wrapped in bacon. We know, we know, bacon isn't the healthiest thing around, but if it's wrapped around fruit it's healthy-ish, right??

Bunless Burger

Chinese Chicken Salad Burgers

Domesticate Me

You can eat well and stay healthy with these chicken salad burgers. The Asian slaw on top is such a crowd pleaser that nobody will even care that the buns are missing.

Veggie Option

Grilled Halloumi Burgers


You always have to have a veggie option but we're sure that these grilled halloumi burgers will be a favorite amongst the meat eaters, too. Salty halloumi combined with a refreshing tzatziki is wrapped up in a warmed pita. What's not to love?

DIY Kebobs

Grilled Lamb Shish Kebobs

Vodka & Biscuits

The best thing about kebobs is that they're not only low on carbs, but you can stack them up with whatever you fancy. Whether it's lamb, chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu, the cumin spiced marinade goes well with everything!

Quick Grillin'

Easy Marinated Rib Eye and Veg

Garlic & Zest

These pork skewers have a super simple marinade made of BBQ sauce, Worcestershire sauce and orange zest. They need 3-6 hours of marinating so best to get these guys together in the morning.

Healthy Slaw

Broccoli Rabe, Fennel, and Apple Slaw

Proportional Plate

This slaw tosses together apple, fennel, broccoli and mixes them in with Greek yogurt and vegan mayo to make a super refreshing side dish. If you're not vegan, you can of course use regular mayo, too!

Impress Your Guests

Watermelon Feta Salad


This watermelon salad might seem like an odd combination at first, but it works so well. The sweet melon and salty feta compliment each other and make for the best side to your BBQ.

Be Corny, It's Good for You

Roasted Corn Salad

Jenessa Gerber

This zesty salad is great as a side or even as a dip with tortilla chips. The chili lime dressing is made with ground coriander, cumin, Greek yogurt, lime juice and cayenne pepper and packs a punch!

Nice Cream

Barley Coffee Nice Cream

The Fit Mediterranean

Yep, nice cream. A completely dairy and refined sugar free dessert! It comes together so easily and being able to make it the night before means there's less to do on the actual day.

Get Drunk but Stay Skinny

Skinny Orange Crush

Chef Savvy

Life motto, right? This orange slush uses fresh orange juice so you can skip those added sugars and keep sipping away, guilt-free.

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