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Healthy 4th Menu Roundup!

The day has come that truly captures the wonderment of summer, the 4th of July. While many of us have no idea really what the holiday is for, at least we can appreciate the fact that it is a day to spend with your family and friends enjoying the beautiful summer weather, fabulous food and lots of laughs. Whether you are spending the day at a BBQ, on the beach, or just a lazy day at home, I hope you soak in plenty of “me” time and get a chance to let go of everything else you are holding onto. As for me, I will be starting my day off with a long walk on the beach with my boyfriend, followed by my favorite yoga class, and then onto some volleyball and a tan with some friends on the beach. Not to mention, I will be most certainly be enjoying some of these delicious new summer recipes.

Every holiday we health conscious eaters have quite a lot of fun of figuring out how to dodge the typical holiday fare that typically involves hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and warm beer. So instead of leaving it up to the will of your friends and family, take a little control of your day and offer to bring one of your own dishes. This is not only a way to make sure that you are not living off of vegetable sticks and dip, but also a fabulous opportunity to show everyone what we are all about…indulging in fabulously healthy and tasty food! So here are some great recipes to try!

 

To start your day: The Mojito Smoothie by My New Roots

The Mojito Smoothie by My New Roots

 

Red, White and Blueberry Smoothie by Healthy Happy Life!

Red White and Blueberry Smoothy by Healthy Happy Life

 

BBQ Lunch Spread

Summer Corn by 101 Cookbooks

Summer Corn Salad from 101 Cookbooks

 

Market Berry Salad with Lavender Dressing by G0lubka

Market Berry Salad by G0lubka

 

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers by Healthy Happy Life

Sweet Potato Veggie Burger by Healthy Happy Life

 

Portobello and Peach Burgers by Green Kitchen Stories

Portobello and Peach Burger by Green Kitchen Stories

 

Dessert

Watermelon Mojito Pops from Roost

Watermelon Mojito Pops by Roost

 

Peach, Basil, and Lemon Thyme Sorbet by Cannelle Vanille

Peach, Basil and Lemon Thyme Sorbet by Cannelle Vanille

 

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7 Comments

  • Reply martin July 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    wow the mojito smoothie looks lovely ! I will try it at home and maybe post the recipe on my blog 🙂 thanks !

    • lauren
      Reply lauren July 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      I know!! check it out!

  • Reply Lisa @ The Raw Serenity July 5, 2012 at 5:51 am

    These eats look amazing! Every single one of them.
    Hope you had a great 4th of July.
    Lisa

    • lauren
      Reply lauren July 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Absolutely did 🙂 Very relaxing!

  • Reply Christie the Healthnut! July 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Oh my goodness, I missed out on these for 4th of July and will have to do a lot of catching up! 🙂 The mojito ones have really got me excited but I’m kind of a sucker for a good natural mojito. I’ll have to do the red, white and berry smoothie just for a good dose of patriotism around the house. My kids should love that one. 😛 Thanks for the holiday treat tips.

    • lauren
      Reply lauren July 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm

      Tell me about it! Mojito smoothie… brilliant idea.. good thing its a healthier option than the real thing and its appropriate to drink before 5 pm!

  • Reply Golubka Kitchen August 7, 2013 at 8:26 pm

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