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by Lisa Greene on Friday June 30, 2017
Fourth of July fun...beyond the burger

So it's the Fourth of July and you're about to make the burgers...again.

Wanna try something different? 

We have a picnic's worth of fun, festive summer dishes here - and they're healthy too, all created by TGH Health News author Jamie Vespa,  a former TGH dietitian who is now assistant nutrition editor at Cooking Light magazine.

We've picked several recipes with cool summer flavors - lots of summer fruit and fresh veggies, a few with some zesty heat, and some vegetarian options as well.

About the only thing you won't see here is a burger.

Let's get this party started: 


Roasted Strawberries with Guacamole

Chili Cauliflower Chickpea Tacos with Mango Salsa

Spinach and Kale Dip 

Main Dishes

Sheet-Pan Chili Lemon Salmon

Green Goddess Chicken Salad Skewers

Macadamia Crusted Chicken with Pineapple Mint Salsa

Chili-Lime Tofu and Peach Skewers

Sides and Salads 

Summer Panzanella Salad

Pesto Roasted Potato Salad 

15-Minute Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

Chopped Greek Pasta Salad 


Summer Fruit Crisps with Honey-Whipped Goat Cheese

Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake