Quote of the Post:
“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide
It’s almost the Fourth of July! BBQs and grills await us all, especially for those who are going to multiple parties or have started to celebrate early. However, it can be hard for those of us who aren’t really into potato salad, coleslaw, or fatty foods in general. Even worse, for us vegetarians. Sorry, but hamburgers and hot dogs aren’t really up my alley.
To solve these issues, how about you jump in and help lighten up the food table? Make a fresh salad, create something healthy, and bring it to your potluck. There’s ought to be someone else there who’s begging for some fresh veggies to eat.
Some recipes to bring some ideas to your mind:
1. Edamame Hummus
Instead of serving veggies with ranch, blend up some edamame hummus. It’s so original!
Recipe from Oh My Veggies
2. Mushroom Bruschetta Bites
A vegan alternative to the typical Italian bruschetta with mozzarella.
Recipe from Farmgirl Gourmet
3. Grilled Corn Pico de Gallo
Almost like salsa but full of protein.
Recipe from Following in My Shoes
4. Whole Wheat Italian Pasta Salad
Made from whole wheat fusilli, this pasta salad is a super healthy way to enjoy your carbs and get some veggies in. Feel free to include any additional mix-ins!
Recipe from Uproot Kitchen
5. Greek Yogurt Coleslaw
Made with Greek yogurt instead of heavy mayo, the veggies in this recipe are really able to shine.
Recipe from Gimme Some Oven
4. Chickpea Burgers and Tahini Sauce
The chickpea patties mimic falafel, except they’re cooked on the stove instead of fried. Serve them in a pita pocket or a whole wheat burger bun.
Recipe from Eating Well
5. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers
Made from roasted sweet potato, black beans, quinoa, and oats, these burgers are an excellent vegan alternative.
Recipe from Cookie and Kate
6. Grilled Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Steaks
Slice a head of cauliflower and grill it to make this simple vegan option.
Recipe from The Kitchn
7. Berry Yogurt Granola Parfait Recipe
No doubt the easiest recipe on this entire list.
Recipe from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
8. Light Lemony Berry Cheesecake
Made with whole wheat graham crackers and lite cream cheese. This recipe takes some time, but trust me, it’ll be worth it.
Recipe from Food Network
9. Easy Flag Fruit Dessert
Such an easy way to display fresh fruit!
Recipe from Family Fresh Meals
I’m currently in Europe, but I wish you all an amazing and healthy Fourth of July full of family and friends!
❀ Anissa ❀