These days, looking for healthy 4th July recipes should be easy. If you’re looking to feed a crowd of health-conscious individuals this Independence Day, you’re in a luck.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the tastiest and healthiest recipes for Fourth of July parties, from appetizers, mains, to desserts, and cocktails. These healthy 4th July recipes are low-carb, sugar-free, and absolutely keto-friendly!
Healthy 4th July Recipes
1. Avocado Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are a staple on the appetizer table at most parties and gatherings in America. So if you’re thinking of serving some for your 4th of July party, these Avocado Deviled Eggs from Kelly Kennedy of Everyday Health would be a great recipe to try.
This recipe is made mostly of keto-friendly ingredients, such as crunchy bacon and creamy avocados. Your guests will surely go crazy over this classic finger food, whether they’re on the keto diet or not!
2. Keto Corn Dog Muffins
Hot dogs are often associated with the Fourth of July celebration. Give your hot dogs a twist by whipping up this Corn Dog Muffins from Sherri and Steph, the Ketofied Sisters.
You get to choose from two different recipes and both of them use almond flour, which is one of the best low-carb flour alternatives. There’s no doubt that these finger foods will surely be a crowd-pleaser.
3. Keto Jalapeño Poppers
If you’re looking for easy to prepare appetizers, the Jalapeño poppers should be on top of your list. Made by Sara Blackburn for Perfect Keto, these appetizers are creamy, flavorful, savory, and absolutely keto-friendly!
Aside from the Jalapeño peppers, the main ingredients are bacon and lots of cheese, which is exactly what you need in order to stay in ketosis. In fact, you can add some avocados too!
4. Keto Quarter Pounder
If you’d love to have some quarter pounders on your 4th of July menu, this Keto Quarter Pounder recipe from Viki at Tasteaholics is a great inspiration. Instead of the usual buns, this low carb burger is wrapped with lettuces. Yet, the burger itself is very flavorful.
Having 34 grams of fat and only 4 grams of carbs, this quarter pounder recipe should be on top of your list of healthy 4th July recipes for your low carb or keto diet.
5. Garlic Herb Grilled Chicken Breast
For your main dish, consider serving this delicious Garlic Herb Grilled Chicken Breast from Kim, the Low Carb Maven. The boneless, skinless chicken breast is great for keto as it’s a good source of protein. Plus, it’s absolutely delicious and will surely be loved by both adults and kids. You can serve it on its own or along with a salad or a side dish.
6. Low Carb Mashed Cauliflower
For your side dishes, you’re probably thinking of prepping up some mashed potatoes. But this is absolutely not a good idea if you’re trying to live a ketogenic lifestyle. A healthier alternative to mashed potato would be this Garlic Mashed Cauliflower by Karly Campbell from That Low Carb Life.
It’s creamy, flavorful, and absolutely easy to prepare! Above all, this side dish is low carb and healthy, and will surely be a big hit with your friends and family!
7. Keto Dry Rub Ribs
Are you thinking of having some delicious barbecue ribs on your Fourth of July spread? Then check out these Keto Dry Rub Ribs from Carolyn Ketchum over at All Day I Dream About Food.
These low-carb ribs will surely be a favorite among your guests. Made with a sugar-free dry rub, these succulent ribs are both keto-friendly and paleo-friendly. After braising, you can grill or broil the ribs, as you wait for the fireworks to appear!
8. Cheesy Low Carb Taco Casserole
Celebrate Fourth of July with this Cheesy Low-carb Taco Casserole from Kalyn Denny of Kalyn’s Kitchen. Made with ground beef, cauliflower rice, taco seasoning, and lots of cheese, this appetizing casserole will surely be loved by everyone in the family, including the kids.
If you’re cooking for a big crowd, then this casserole will work out so well since the recipe makes 6 – 8 servings.
9. Creamy Keto Cauliflower Risotto
If you’re expecting some vegetarian guests over at your dinner party, then prep-up this Creamy Keto Cauliflower Risotto, as featured in All Recipes. Made with cauliflower, mushrooms, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese, this delicious risotto contains only 11.8 grams of carbs, making it ideal for keto depending on how low you keep your carbs.
Healthy 4th July Recipes for Keto Desserts
10. Low Carb Keto Dessert Pizza
Your 4th of July party won’t be complete without some tasty desserts! So what better way to cap off your meal than eating a patriotic cake, like this Low Carb Patriotic Dessert Pizza, a recipe of Brenda from Sugar-free Mom?
This luscious cake is not only keto-friendly but also grain-free and gluten-free. The recipe requires using Brenda’s own Vanilla wafer recipe, which has a truly irresistible crumbly texture.
11. Patriotic Low Carb Whoopie Pies
Another delicious dessert that deserves to be in this round-up of healthy 4th July recipes is the Patriotic Whoopie Pies from Carolyn again at All Day I Dream About Food.
These cookies have a soft cake-like texture, featuring the patriotic colors of red, white, and blue. The filling consists of a rich cream cheese frosting, a versatile ingredient that’s used in various keto-friendly and low-carb recipes.
12. Low Carb Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash
Instead of serving the usual sips at your 4th of July party, opt for cocktails that are summery, fruity, and healthy. A low-calorie cocktail drink that will make your Fourth of July celebrations complete is this Low Carb Strawberry Basil Bourbon Smash from Kyndra over at Peace Love and Low Carb.
With 3 strawberries and a pinch of ground pepper, this cocktail is the perfect blend of savory and sweet. Sweeten with stevia if you need to but obviously avoid adding agave as suggested in the recipes.
It is super simple to make and if you’re not a fan of bourbon you can make it with vodka or rum instead. It goes well with the Keto Dry Rub Ribs above.
Related reading: What Can You Drink on a Keto Diet?
I hope with these tasty healthy 4th July recipes you’ve got a few ideas that will help you stay on your low carb or keto diet on Independence Day. Have a great celebration!