8 Easy Side Dish Recipes for the 4th

July 1, 2019

4th of July side dish recipes! - M Loves M

The 4th of July is just a few days away and I’m sure I’m not the only one heading to a bbq picnic. Whether it’s at your house, or someone else’s, a good side dish is a must! Bonus points if it’s easy to put together AND healthy! This one I’m sharing today is so good and it includes a surprising combo I think a lot of people would love! Keep reading to get the recipe for the side I’m bringing to our neighbor’s 4th of July BBQ, plus there are 7 others you’ll probably love too!!

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Easy Side Dish Recipes for the 4th

This recipe is actually borrowed from the Tone It Up Meal Plan. It’s called the “Beat the Bloat Beet Salad.” Even though it’s healthy, it’s incredibly delicious. I never would have thought to shred raw beets before but it’s a great way to get in those nutrients. The beets taste amazing with the carrots and the apple and I love the crunch from the sunflower seeds. One really cool thing about this salad is that the beets change the apples to a pink color too. It’s a really gorgeous salad– whether you make it for a summer bbq or just meal prep it for weekday lunches! If you try this beet salad, you’ll have to let me know what you think! Side note: The TIU meal plan is amazing and totally worth it if you’ve considered doing it in the past. I love the TIU community and they’re always inspiring me when it comes to fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Beet Salad
Course: Salad
Servings: 4 people
  • 1 cup shredded beet
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 apple diced
  • ¼ sup sunflower seeds
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss together. Enjoy!

I also really want to try these other great side dish recipes:

Favorite Broccoli Salad

Grilled Corn with Sriracha Scallion Butter

1 Pot BBQ Baked Beans

Vegetable Coleslaw Salad

Orzo with Roasted Vegetables

Pesto Potato Salad

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe Chive Pesto, Sunflower Seeds and Smoky Chickpeas

What recipes do you like to make for the 4th of July! If you’re looking to do a simple cheese board, these are some of my favorite cheeses! And this spicy crackerjack inspired recipe feels perfect for any summer day!


P.S. Love this salad bowl and serving forks set!