These are 20 4th of July food that you need for a crowd. Here you will find all the July 4th appetizers, side dishes and desserts. They are my favorite healthy recipes to make for the family because they are easy, kid friendly and are perfect to serve for a crowd.

Summer is about to be in full swing and we all know what that means. We are going to celebrate 4th of July!

This is my favorite American holiday, and as an Immigrant I’m always trying to learn the traditions behind the big celebrations.

Over the years I have made tons of healthy recipes that are the perfect easy recipes to serve for the crowd.

From air fryer chicken nuggets to crockpot BBQ, or red white and blue desserts, this list has my favorite healthy 4th of July recipes for you to try.

Perfect for a crowd or easy enough if you are only celebrating with your family or friends.


healthy 4th of July Appetizers

For me, appetizers are everything! These Healthy Appetizers for the 4th of July will for sure be a hit!

8 delicious appetizer recipes made healthier than the traditional way and most of them can be made paleo, keto and/or gluten-free. There are also a few of my favorite vegan appetizer recipes as well.

Vegan Queso Dip

A bowl of creamy vegan queso in the middle of a pile of gluten-free tortilla chips

This Vegan Queso Dip is both sweet and spicy, creamy and cheesy. This Whole30 approved cheese dip recipe is also paleo and gluten-free. This perfect 4th of July app is super easy to make and will impress everyone at the party.

Avocado Hummus

A bowl of paleo vegan avocado hummus and crackers. There are avocado cubes and cilantro on top.

This creamy Avocado hummus is made with cauliflower and avocado instead of the chickpeas. This hummus recipe is not only whole30, keto-friendly, and vegan, but also super easy to make!

spinach artichoke dip

A cast iron skillet full of healthy spinach artichoke dip. There is a hand holding a pita chip dipping in.

This healthy baked spinach artichoke dip is so easy to make and so delicious! It’s made with creamy greek yogurt, savory melted mozzarella, and a pop of salty parmesan. This dip will have you going back for more.

mango salsa

A bowl of fresh ingredients for mango avocado salsa that include fresh mango, avocado, red onion, tomatoes and cilantro.

Mango salsa is always nice fresh and healthy addition to any party spread. This 6-ingredient mango avocado salsa is also the perfect summer side dish. It’s sweet, spicy, and undoubtedly refreshing. Made with whole foods ingredients, this recipe is naturally vegan, paleo, and gluten-free.

buffalo chicken dip

A baking dish full of healthy low carb buffalo chicken dip that is cheesy and creamy. It is being serve by fresh celery sticks and low carb tortilla chips (made with almond flour). There are scallions and blue cheese on top.

This healthier version of your favorite game-day appetizer, Buffalo Chicken Dip, is rich, creamy, and packed with flavors. Gooey cheese and hot sauce in every bite, this Buffalo Chicken Dip is keto-friendly and so easy to make and perfect for a fun and healthy 4th of July party!

Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

A plate with crispy healthy sweet potatoes and sugar-free ketchup

Crispy, sweet and salty Sweet Potato Fries are my ultimate comfort food. This is my favorite way to make the most crispy and healthy sweet potato fries ever. And of course, this recipe is Paleo, gluten-free, and minimum oil required.

Honey Jalapeno Cornbread

A piece of gluten free cornbread with honey drizzle from the top. Top it with butter to make it a honey butter cornbread.

A healthy Honey Jalapeño Cornbread that is soft and moist is the perfect side on a part buffet. With a slight crunch from the corn, kissed with honey, and added kick from the jalapeños, this easy cornbread recipe is also dairy-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar free

Air-fryer zucchini fries

A plate of zucchini fries on a plate. There is a serving dish with garlic aioli.

These healthy “parmesan” air fryer zucchini fries are dangerously addicting. They are made in just 10 minutes and are gluten-free, keto, and can be made paleo or vegan as well. These are a must-have at any party this summer!


Main dishes for your 4th of July party

When the evening comes around I’m always craving a big healthy meal.

These party favorites are all easy to make, healthy, nutritious and definitely crowd pleasers. Many of these healthy recipes are made in a crockpot, which means you can be out having fun while dinner literally is making itself.

BBQ pulled pork

A plate that has Crockpot BBQ pulled pork that is served on a sweet potato bun which makes the perfect whole30 and paleo friendly meal for the whole family to enjoy.

This Whole30, Paleo, sugar-free, and Keto-friendly crockpot BBQ pulled pork is the only recipe you need this summer. It’s healthy and easily made in a slow cooker. It’s the ultimate comfort food and definitely a crowd pleaser.

buffalo Chicken meatballs

A serving dish of healthy buffalo chicken meatballs topped with scallions, blue cheese and ranch dressing.

These healthy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are definitely a party favorite! You can serve them as a meal itself with pasta and veggies or as a snack or an appetizer. These buffalo meatballs are Paleo, Keto and easy to make.

Vegan Mac and Cheese

A bowl of gluten free butternut squash mac and cheese pasta. There are green pea pieces and winter squash pieces in the bowl.

Mac and Cheese that is healthy, vegan and gluten-free is a given at a 4th of July party. It’s made with simple ingredients like butternut squash, raw cashews, coconut milk and pasta of your choice and it’s so easy to make.

air-fryer Chicken nuggets

A plate of crispy and sizzling hot air fryer chicken nuggets. There is a serving dish of chick-fil-a copycat sauce in the middle. There is a hand holding a piece of chicken nugget.

This Chicken Nugget recipe is easy, healthy, and delicious and it’s made in the air fryer! It is Paleo, Keto-friendly, and can be made Whole30 as well. No deep frying needed, but still perfectly crispy and flavorful.

Keto Crab Cakes

A plate of golden brown and crispy crab cakes on a plate. There are some lemon and chopped parsley for serving.

This Maryland style Keto Crab Cake recipe is easy to make and has no fillers! With minimal ingredients, you can make gluten-free, whole30,  and keto-friendly crab cakes that are both healthy and delicious. 

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

A bowl of instant pot buffalo chicken ready to be served. This buffalo shredded chicken is topped with blue cheese, scallion and red onion. There is whole30 friendly buffalo sauce on the side.

My Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken is tender, juicy, and packed with buffalo flavor. Whole30-friendly, Keto and can be ready in less than 15 minutes, this pulled Buffalo Chicken is perfect to add to your summer party and staple-recipe collection.

Fig Arugula Salad

A Fig Arugula Salad is a refreshing addition to any party spread. It’s a quick and easy summer salad that can be made both paleo and vegan. The succulent figs, the tangy goat cheese, the sweet and crunchy candied walnuts will hit all the spots.

Slow cooker BBQ ribs

Charred Slow Cooker Whole30 BBQ Ribs on a piece of parchment paper. There is a jar of BBQ Sauce on the side.

Marinated overnight and cooked in a slow cooker all day, these incredibly flavorful BBQ ribs are melt-in-your-mouth, fall-off-the-bone tender. They are so easy to make and are the perfect whole30, paleo, and keto friendly party recipe.


desserts for a fun and healthy 4th of july

A good party needs an amazing dessert!

These are all classic American desserts with a healthy twist. And honestly, why not start the day with something sweet as well.

These delicious treats are definitely healthy enough to be called breakfast.

Healthy Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Fluffy and Moist Maple Donuts with bacon pieces and coconut cashew icing

These moist and fluffy Healthy Maple Doughnuts with bacon pieces and coconut cashew cream icing are the best healthy dessert! They are paleo, gluten-free, and can be made keto. and they are so delicious and easy to make.

Dessert Skewer

dessert kebabs made with paleo brownies, gluten-free cookie dough, fresh strawberries and blueberries

A really fun, yummy and healthy Forth of July dessert are these Dessert Kabobs, made with fresh fruits, brownie bites and cookie bars, but can be made in endless variations. This Red White and Blue Dessert is so easy to make, delicious and fun to bring to your summer party.

Blueberry Crumble Bars

Healthy Blueberry crumble bars topped with fresh blueberries and raspberries

Another Red Blue and White Dessert for your Forth of July Party!

With a nutty shortbread-like base, a sweet, tart and juicy blueberry filling and with a crumbly topping, these healthy Blueberry Crumble Bars are so easy to make and absolutely delicious. It is vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free as well.

This is a perfect snack and perfect as a dessert for your 4th of July Cookout!

Healthy S’mores Brownies

Freshly baked S'mores Brownie with graham cracker crust on the bottom, caramelized marshmallow and graham cracker on top, that looks golden brown.

Caramelized marshmallow paired with a dense, fudgy brownie and a sweet honey graham cracker crunch, these healthy, gluten-free Healthy S’mores Brownies are the perfect twist on a favorite summer classic and a must at my fun and healthy 4th of July party.

I can’t wait for you try some of these Healthy Forth of July recipes. You are going to love them!