4th of July Recipe Round Up

With 4th of July weekend right around corner, I’m sure many of you plan on attending BBQs and outdoor events.  Here is a round-up of my easy summery recipes that will make for the perfect 4th of July treat!  From healthy sides, skinny desserts and refreshing cocktails, you’re sure to bring a crowd pleaser!

Dijon Parmesan Green Bean Salad


Caprese Skewers


Loaded Sweet Potato Skins with Turkey Bacon & Cheddar Cheese

Skinny Pineapple Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting


M&M Cheesecake Bars (Weight Watchers)


Blood Orange Sorbet Champagne Cocktails with Fresh Mint

Basil Lime Vodka Freeze




Watermelon Breeze Cocktails


Basil Lime Vodka Freeze


Saturday night was spent with great friends, amazing food and refreshing cocktails. We whipped up this delicious, low-calorie drink and it was too good not to share! Here’s the recipe:

Basil Lime Vodka Freeze (Makes 2-4 drinks depending on size of glasses)

  • Peel two limes and put the limes in blender without the rind (may be easier to slice the peeled limes before blending)
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1/8 cup basil leaves
  • 3-4 cups of ice
  • 8 oz club soda
  • Blend in a blender until it has a slushy consistency
  • Pour mixture in glasses, leaving room for the vodka
  • Pour the desired amount of vodka in each glass and stir
  • Serve and Enjoy!

This cocktail was so fresh and flavorful. Next time I’m going to use mint leaves instead of basil and it will be probably be similar to a slushy mojito.