30 Healthy Appetizers for Summer BBQs and July 4th
Whether you're getting ready to host a fancy July 4th party or or a friend's backyard summer barbecue, you'll love these recipes in this collection. Healthy Appetizers for Summer BBQs and July 4th are recipes that you can definitely afford to snack on before the meal - or make it the meal in itself! Don't regret your choices the next day with heavy, fatty hors d'oeuvres.
Make sure to offer your friends and family healthy recipes and keep everyone - and their bellies - happy!
Don't you just love summer when everything happens outside and everyone is happy? Summer sun and warmth will do that for a person. Don't risk feeling bloated and tired from fatty appetizers. These healthy appetizers for summer are fun to have for any occasion!
What is a Good Appetizer to Bring to a Barbecue?
You're inviting friends over for a barbecue, but you're stuck on what to bring as an appetizer. Don't worry, I've got you covered. A fantastic option is loaded nachos. They're easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. Simply layer tortilla chips, shredded cheese, black beans, diced tomatoes, jalapeños, and any other toppings you desire onto a baking sheet and pop it in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serve it up with some guacamole and sour cream on the side, and your friends will thank you for this delicious introduction to the main course.
What Do You Give a Host of BBQ?
When it comes to attending a BBQ, one question always arises: what do I bring for the host? While the classic bottle of wine or a bouquet of flowers never goes out of fashion, it's always more exciting to think outside the box. Why not bring a jar of homemade BBQ sauce or a bag of gourmet charcoal? A fun decorative apron or a set of BBQ utensils are also great options. Don't forget to consider the theme or size of the gathering when choosing your gift. It's not about the price tag, but rather the thought and effort put into it. So, get creative and give your host something that will make them smile and say, "Thank you, you shouldn't have, but I'm so glad you did!"
Warm Weather Appetizer Recipes
When the weather gets warmer, the last thing we want is heavy, filling food. That's where appetizer recipes come in! Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or just looking for a light snack, warm weather appetizers are the way to go.
Cali Spaghetti Salad
Grilled Vegetable Kabobs
Grilled Caprese Zucchini Tomato Boats
Watermelon Basil Quinoa Salad
Peach Salsa with Golden Plums and Hatch Chilis
Herb Cream Cheese Cucumber Bites
5 Ingredient Fresh Fruit Salad
Mini Guacamole Boat Appetizer Recipe
Garlic Ranch and Veggie Appetizer
Tomato, Cucumber and Feta Appetizer
Potato and Chives Mini Waffle Appetizer
Fresh and Easy Bruschetta Recipe
Yum! These are great for get togethers! Thank you for joining The Creative K Kids' Tasty Tuesday linky party – I can't wait to see what you share next week!
I am not sure what is my top favorite among these coz they all sound amazing! Thank you for sharing and for joining this week's Fiesta Friday party.
Those bread salad cups look great! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!
What a lovely and useful collection! Thanks for sharing it here at FF!
Awesome collection of Appetizers! Thanks so much for sharing your great post with us at Full Plate Thursday, I really appreciate you sharing with us!
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So many delish ideas! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. See you again soon.
It all looks so good! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!
These look amazing. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? Hope to see you again next week!
Wishes for tasty dishes,
I love how most of these are vegetarian too!
Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight
My heart is beating for these! Such a perfect round-up! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!
I love egg salad (and potato salad!) and your recipe sounds great (not to mention it looks STUNNING). I’ve pinned it, and I'll be looking for an opportunity to try it out!