Weight Watchers Friendly July 4th Recipes

Weight Watchers Friendly July 4th Recipes

Weight Watchers Friendly July 4th Recipes

Do you know what you’re going to cook for the Fourth of July or your next summer party?

If you’re looking for light and healthy ideas, I’ve assembled a great collection of Weight Watchers friendly appetizer, drink, main dish, salad, side, and dessert recipes here all in one place to help you enjoy all the yumminess of summer celebrations while staying on track with your weight loss/maintenance goals!

Appetizers & Drinks

Here are some of my favorite Weight Watchers friendly appetizer and drink recipes. Enjoy!

16 Slim & Healthy Low Fat Dip Recipes – perfect party food served with raw veggies and/or baked chips – all with nutrition and PointsPlus value information

Shrimp Cocktail with several yummy homemade cocktail sauces to choose from – a great low calorie option with just 2 PointsPlus value in 4 ounces (5 to 6) shrimp

Simple Deviled Eggs, a party and potluck classic, made lighter and healthier with just PointsPlus value per serving

Weight Watchers Pico de Gallo – delicious fresh tomato salsa with 0 PointsPlus

Guacamole – my personal favorite. Serve with light tortilla chips and fresh vegetables and watch it disappear



Skinny Gin & Tonic – fill a tall glass with ice, add 1-1/2 ounces gin and fill almost to the top with club soda, leaving enough room for a splash or two of tonic water. Garnish with a lime wedge. (4 PointsPlus value)

Skinny Strawberry Mojito – In a sturdy glass, muddle (gently twist and grind a bit) 10 mint leaves, 4 sliced strawberries, and 4 lime slices by gently pressing on and twisting the mint leaves and lime.  Add 1 cup crushed ice, 8 ounces club soda, and 1 ounce rum. Stir gently and garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wedge before serving. (2 PPV)

White Wine Spritzer – mix 5 ounces white wine with an equal amount of seltzer for a light and refreshing summer cocktail (4 PointsPlus value)

Skinny Vodka Lemonade – fill a tall glass with ice, add 1-1/2 ounces vodka and 6 ounces diet lemonade, stir and garnish with a slice of fresh lemon

For the Grill

The grill is a natural cooking choice for July 4th and other summer outdoor parties…

Ground Turkey Burgers – my favorite along with a great collection of healthy options from around the Web

Weight Watchers Grilled Ginger Lime Chicken – a tender, tasty alternative to the more typical burgers and hotdogs

Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs – chunks of chicken breast, pineapple, bell pepper and red onions in a simple pineapple-soy marinade (Weight Watchers)

Smoky Orange BBQ Shrimp Skewers – simple, healthy and delicious alternative for the grill (Weight Watchers)

Hot Dogs – My go-to hot dog is the Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Frank, with just 60 calories and 1 WW PPV per dog!

Weight Watchers Lightened Up Potato Salad

Weight Watchers Lightened Up Red Potato Salad

Salads & Sides

Salads and sides are my favorite part of summer cookouts and BBQs…

Corn on the Cob – boiled in unsalted water, simple & delicious, and just 2 PointsPlus Value per ear.

Lightened Up Quinoa & Corn Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds – a great light and tasty Mexican inspired side dish your whole family will love (Mine did)

Weight Watchers Lightened Up Red Potato Salad – traditional creamy potato salad made lighter with lowfat mayo and nonfat Greek yogurt.

Quick & Easy Lowfat Asian Slaw – shredded green and red cabbage, carrots, chopped scallions, toasted sesame seeds, and pineapple tidbits tossed with a zingy low fat bottled Asian vinaigrette, a tasty alternative to mayo based coleslaw with just 2 PointsPlus value

Camilla’s Lemony Lentil & Quinoa Salad – a light yet substantial salad you can serve as a main dish or side dish, great with grilled chicken or fish

Tomatoes, Basil & Brown Rice – a great summer salad, especially when made with sun-ripened tomatoes from your garden or farmer’s market

Fresh Corn & Tomato Salad– this simple corn salad is a wonderful way to take advantage of the delicious fresh corn flooding the markets during the summer months with just 3 PointsPlus

Grilled Vegetables Recipes – a great collection of recipes and tips for grilling vegetables, a simple delicious way to enjoy them more

Light Creamy Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Berries

Light and Creamy Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Berries


Ellie Krieger’s Berry Ricotta Cheesecake – Light, luscious and festive

Easy Blueberry Cheesecake Bars – creamy, easy and delicious

Moist & Chewy Low Fat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – quick and easy and guaranteed to disappear

Skinny Chocolate Coconut Cake Mix Cookie Bars – incredibly easy and delicious with only 3 PointsPlus value

Easy Strawberry Shortcake – a splurge that’s worth it every once in a while, with several different recipes to choose from

Watermelon Pops –  a great refreshing treat for kids of all ages (Weight Watchers)

Red, White and Blueberry Trifle – Angel food cake, sugar free pudding and berries layered into a light and tasty dessert (SkinnyTaste)

Watermelon wedges, juicy peaches, or fresh fruit salad for a delicious 0 PointsPlus value treat

Simple Fruit Kebabs – thread halved strawberries, banana chunks and blueberries to create a fruit kebabs in an American flag pattern…

fruit flags

Fruit Flags Photo Credit: prweb.com

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