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Written by Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. on June 28, 2023.

Scientifically reviewed by

Jonathan Clinthorne, PhD Human Nutrition


June 28, 2023

5 Tips for a Healthy Fourth of July

This holiday often involves fireworks and indulging in BBQ, burgers and beer. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the festivities while staying on track with your low carb lifestyle with these tips and recipes:

  • Load up on veggies. Veggie platters, veggie skewers, grilled vegetables and colorful salads are all great crowd-pleasing options, plus you’ll love to taste these tasty plant-based selections
  • Provide plenty of protein. Classic 4th of July foods like grilled hamburgers, chicken, bratwurst, steak or even fish will satisfy everyone’s appetites and are low in carbs. 
  • Swap out high-carb side dishes. Instead of potato salad or potato chips, go with coleslaw, deviled eggs or “faux” potato salad made with cauliflower.


Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc.

Vice President of Nutrition & Education

Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc. is a former Director of Nutrition at The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York City. With 20+ years of experience as a nutrition expert, the NY Times best-selling author is the current Vice President of Nutrition & Education at Simply Good Foods Company.

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