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The Best 20 Healthy Recipes for the Fourth of July!

These are the Best 20 Healthy Recipes for any Fourth of July celebration!

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a Summer girl through and through! There is hardly anything I love more than soaking up warm weather, swimming in the pool, and barbecuing with my friends and family.


These recipes are a combination of my favorite “summertime” recipes that I plan to make for our Fourth of July family barbecue this year.

1. Grain Free Blender Hamburger Buns

These simple Grain Free Buns will give you something to hold onto while you enjoy all of your favorite fillings!

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2. Instant Loss Skinny Margaritas

I love a good margarita. Most diets call for abstaining from alcohol, but I knew that wasn’t a realistic lifestyle change for me. Instead, I threw out the sugar-filled mixes and began mixing my own drinks. This recipe in my Instant Loss Cookbook (page 214) is a great alternative and a tasty addition!

3. Barbecue Jalapeno Burgers

These Barbecue Jalapeño Burgers are amazing. Sweet and tangy homemade barbecue sauce combined with the spiciness of the jalapeño, these will satisfy any fast food burger craving that you have!

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4. Tangy Barbecue Beef Back Ribs

I never liked ribs until I started cooking beef ribs in my pressure cooker. If you haven’t tried ribs this way, boy are you missing out! The ribs will literally fall off the bone and melt in your mouth. This tasty recipe in my Instant Loss Eat Real, Lose Weight (page 175) and is simple put finger-licking good!

5. Lightened Up Strawberry Lemonade

This lightened up version of Strawberry Lemonade is a delightfully refreshing summer treat!

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6. Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Smoky, tangy, with a hint of spice this homemade barbecue sauce is great for grilling or dipping! We love this on top of chicken or hamburgers and best of all it’s husband approved!

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7. Southwest Summertime Salad

This Southwest Summer Salad is an absolute treat. This is something that everyone will enjoy, even my kids gobble it up! It’s a great dish to bring to any summer gathering.

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8. Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

Anytime we go to a friend or family member’s house for a meal, I always offer to bring a side dish. This potato salad-esque dish is my go-to side dish for any barbecue!

9. Instant Pot Sriracha Hummus 

Hummus is one of my favorite snacks ever. A few years ago, Brady and I found a Sriracha Hummus at Whole Foods. We obsessively bought it for about a year and then it vanished, never to be found again. Frustrated, I started tinkering, like I do, and came up with a kick butt Sriracha Hummus!

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10. Instant Pot Salty Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes are a great side dish or main course! And to top it off they only take a few minutes to cook to perfection!

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11. Mini Maple Vanilla Nut Cakes

These Mini Maple Vanilla Nut Cakes are so tasty you’d never guess they were gluten-free and vegan! Quickly whip up a batch of these simple little perfect sized dessert cakes!

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12. Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken

Think you’ve found the absolute perfect method for cooking chicken inside of your Instant Pot? Well think again! This Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken is a fabulous way to spice up simple tacos or a zesty chicken salad. Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Chicken instantloss.com

13. Skinny Mac and No Cheese

Mac and cheese is always in demand at my house, and if you have kids, it’s probably is at yours. too. This no-cheese version can be found in my Instant Loss Cookbook on page 164 and is the perfect side dish for any family barbecue!

14. Quick and Easy Turkey Burgers

These Quick and Easy Turkey Burgers are something the entire family will enjoy! They taste great served with a side of my Skinny Mac and No Cheese and all of your favorite burger fixins!

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15. Instant Pot Kale and Cabbage Chicken Bacon Salad

Caramelized onions and bacon, savory chicken with a tangy mustard vinaigrette all cooked up in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker in less than 30 minutes? Just say yes to this keto-friendly protein packed salad!

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16. The Best Guacamole Ever!

Every time I make this ridiculously good guacamole, it’s gone in 60 seconds. It is, by far, the most requested dish that I make. I’m required to bring it to every family function. Suffice it to say, if food could get a standing ovation, this would definitely be the dip to do it.

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17. Summertime Strawberry Pie

This sweet no bake Summertime Strawberry Pie is a refreshing grain and dairy free treat!

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18. Summertime Lemon and Dill Hummus

I love this Summertime Lemon and Dill Hummus because making it is as easy as one, two, three! Not only is it quick to make but it pairs perfectly with any tortilla chips, pita bread, or vegetables of choice!

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19. Creamy Homemade Ranch Dressing 

This healthy ranch dressing is so good, you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful! It’s a great way to get raw veggies into your kiddos and it’s always a hit at parties. I always have a massive veggie platter at every gathering and this ranch dressing always draws a crowd!

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20. Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers with Paleo Sandwich Thins

These Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers are super simple and very filling. These burgers are great to make for any Summer barbecue as the guests will love them and they are not loaded up with tons of fat and artificial ingredients. Another plus is that there is not a lot that goes into making them. And that’s always a good thing in my book! I love to pair these burgers with my Paleo Sandwich Thins.

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If you make any of these recipes please share a link to the recipe online and tag me (@instantloss)! I love to see what you are cooking up in your kitchen!

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Brittany Williams has taken the weight loss world by storm with her best-selling Instant Loss Cookbook. Brittany changed her relationship with food and lost an astonishing 125 pounds in a year through diet alone!

After spending a lifetime struggling with obesity, autoimmune diseases, and chronic fatigue, she truly understands the diet dilemma.

Brittany’s latest book, Instant Loss Eat Real, Lose Weight shows how to make this a sustainable lifestyle with kid and family-friendly meal! With recipes like, Strawberry Shortcake Oatmeal, Cowboy Chili, and Easy 2-Minute Pork Chops. Members of her growing community have reported losing 50 and even 100 pounds themselves! This cookbook will help others achieve similar success with simple, delicious meals, nearly all ready in 30 minutes or less.

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