Ahh…the Fourth of July. Most people think of delicious junk food when they think of the holiday: burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, and beer are all summer fun temptations that are sure to make you feel sluggish after eating them. Luckily there are ways that you can keep eating clean without skimping out on the flavor. Check out some of these Fourth of July recipes that will keep you healthy while celebrating.

Watermelon & Snap Pea Salad

This tasty recipe from Bon Appetit is sure to bring some color and crunch to your holiday celebrations. It’s refreshing and light, so you can fill up on as much as you’d like without getting full and bloated at the party.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 garlic glove, finely chopped
  • ½ cup black vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. black or toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. chile crisp
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce
  • ½ tsp. dark brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp. fried shallots
  • 8 oz. sugar snap peas, thinly sliced on diagonal
  • ¼ cup sliced thai basil
  • 1 baby seedless watermelon
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Grilled Salmon With Tomato & Basil

Why have burgers and hot dogs when you can have a perfectly cooked salmon filet? This recipe from Eating Well packs a flavor punch but is easy to prepare.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 gloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 whole wild salmon filet, roughly 1.5 lbs
  • ½ cup thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper

Grilled Plums with Ricotta & Honey

Wow – can you say decadent? This dessert recipe from Woman’s Day is beyond expectations. It will leave you completely forgetting about ice cream cones and wanting more.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 6 plums
  • 1 cup of ricotta
  • 1 tsp of orange zest
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • ¼ cup shelled pistachios

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