Eat This Not That : Healthy July 4th Recipes


Independence Day is a special time of year where we smother potatoes in mayonnaise and sour cream and call it “salad.” We’re all about toasting our forefathers, but there are healthy July 4th recipes. First rule, avoid everything on this Pinterest board. Second, check out these quick and easy swaps. Have a hella delicious holiday – without the food hangover tomorrow.

Here’s our spin on Eat This, Not That:

Barbeque & Brews

You, with the tongs, put down the sausage.

EAT THIS: Turkey Burger
Serving size: large

  • Calories 600
  • Total Fat 32g
  • Total Carbohydrate 30g
  • Protein 51g

Serving size: 2 grilled links

  • Calories 520
  • Total Fat 42g
  • Saturated Fat 16g
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
  • Protein 28g

Picnic in the Park

Have your sporks at the ready.

EAT THIS: Vegetarian quinoa salad
Serving size: medium

  • Calories: 380
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 70g
  • Protein: 15g

NOT THAT: Pasta salad
Serving size 1 cup

  • Calories 358
  • Total Fat 18.82g
  • Total Carbohydrate 40.67g
  • Protein 6.66g

I’m On A Boat!

Too busy reapplying sunscreen to make healthy decisions? Here’s a swap you’re gonna love:

EAT THIS: Factor Snack Pack: Raw kale chips, gluten-free bars, energy trail mix
Serving size: one pack

  • Calories 675-700
  • Total Fat 35g
  • Total Carbohydrate 75g
  • Protein 30g

NOT THAT: Chips, beer, candy cake
Serving size: all day snacking

  • a SHTON of calories
Here’s to a healthy, happy holiday (on a boat). Happy fourth, y’all!

Related Articles


5 Reasons All Athletes Should Do Yoga

Lifestyle, Nutrition

9 Simple Dairy-Free Diet Swaps


6 Reasons You Should Be Strength Training


How Omega-3s Can Boost Your Heart Health