Healthy recipe swaps for the Fourth of July

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Fourth of July cookouts are filled with laughs, family, and a lot of times junk food. So we're talking healthy recipe swaps of our favorite holiday cookout recipes that are jam-packed with nutrients, but still taste great.

Sarah Baker, founder of BalancedBabe.com joined Good Day Chicago with some healthy recipe swaps.

Recipe Swap #1: Healthier Potato Salad:
Ingredients:

  • 1 lb potato salad
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 bunch of asparagus chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Dill, parsley, basil
  • Salt and Pepper

Recipe Swap #2: Healthier Cole Slaw:
Ingredients:

  • ½ cup pineapple
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Pepper to taste
  • Slaw blend of: purple cabbage, white cabbage, carrots, parsley and sunflower seeds.

Recipe Swap #3: Healthier Burgers:
Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of ground turkey
  • 1 cup of kale
  • ½ cup of carrots
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • ½ cup onion
  • Garlic powder
  • ¼ cup Coconut amino acids

Topped with healthier BBQ sauce:
Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion diced
  • Jar of passata sauce
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes

Recipe Swap #4: Healthier Dessert Options- Red White and Blue Trifle:
For the white cake:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 ½ cups coconut flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

For the cream filling:

  • 1 can of coconut cream
  • 1 cup of cashews - soaked
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp honey

For the rest:

  • 2 packages of blueberries
  • 2 packages of strawberries
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