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Macro Friendly 4th of July recipes! No BBQ is completely with these Chocolate Chipless Cookies which are the perfect buttery fluffy yet chewy cookies, with crisp edges and soft centers. Whether you're looking for dips, cookies, or wings, we've got you covered to hit your macro goals and celebrate.
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Celebrating with the family is some of the fun when it comes to holidays! It can be overwhelming going to summer BBQ’s and parties if you’re trying to track your macros since you’re not quite sure what is in all those delicious sides.

I like to bring a side or two so I can easily log what I bring and guesstimate the rest. When it comes to holiday gatherings I try to build my plate with high protein and fill in with the delicious sides.

These sides and appetizers, desserts and mocktails make tracking easy and delicious at any gathering.

Whether you’re looking for high protein sides and appetizers or low calorie cookies, there is something here to fit every craving.

Why you’ll love these recipes

  • They’re all loaded into MyFitnessPal and MacrosFirst making tracking during the holiday weekend easy!
  • Lower calorie options without sacrificing flavor!
  • Macro friendly and well balanced recipes for everyone!
Serving spoon in a bowl of high protein pasta salad.
High Protein Pasta Salad
Are you tired of the same old boring salads for lunch? Do you want to add some variety to your diet while still getting the necessary protein? Look no further than High Protein Pasta Salad!
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Jalapeno popper dip in a serving bowl with jalapenos, bacon and onions on top with veggies and chips around for dipping.
Crockpot Chicken Jalapeno Popper Dip
This Crockpot Chicken Jalapeño Popper Dip will be your new favorite appetizer. With a creamy blend of cottage cheese, cream cheese, shredded cheese and jalapeño peppers, this flavorful dip is a high protein crowd pleaser, every single time.
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Wings on a servings platter with ranch in the center in a small bowl and celery sticks.
Dry Rubbed Wings
These oven baked Dry Rubbed Wings are made with a homemade Cajun seasoning and dry ranch mix, and are the easiest way to make juicy wings. Crispy and full of spicy flavors, these awesome wings are perfect for a big game, parties or simple snacking. Serve with French fries or with your favorite dipping sauce for a complete spread.
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Cottage cheese based ranch dip in a sealable container with veggies around it.
Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip
This Cottage Cheese Ranch Dip is an easy and flavorful dip to make in less then 5 minutes. The tangy flavor of cottage cheese blended with fresh herbs and spices make a healthy ranch dip with so many delicious ways to enjoy. Serve with fresh vegetables, pita chips or make into a creamy dressing. 
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Vegetable packed broccoli salad with a creamy dressing in a wooden serving bowl.
Broccoli Crunch Salad
Colorful, crunchy and delicious, this classic Broccoli Crunch Salad comes with a creamy homemade dressing that's low in calories and heavy on flavor. This easy salad makes the perfect side dish for your next barbeque or meal prep Sunday.
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Cottage cheese dip loaded with olives, bell peppers, cheese and taco seasoning with crunchy crackers dipped in it in a bowl.
Chilled Cottage Cheese Queso
This chilled Cottage Cheese Queso is a delicious and healthy dip that's perfect for parties. Made with real shredded cheese, cottage cheese and taco seasoning, this high-protein snack give taco flavored queso meets pimento cheese vibes. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers or veggies and get your dip on.
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Spoons in a large bowl of dill pickle pasta salad.
Dill Pickle Pasta Salad
This high protein Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is for pickle lovers everywhere. Made with crunchy pickles, crispy fresh veggies, tender pasta and a creamy dressing, this cold salad makes a great side dish for bbq's, parties and meal prep.
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Creamy potato salad in a bowl.
Greek Yogurt Potato Salad
This Greek Yogurt Potato Salad is just what you need for your next summer barbecue. Tender potatoes, crunchy veggies with a flavorful and creamy sauce, this easy to make recipe can be a light lunch or tasty addition to your party table.
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Creamy corn casserole in a baking pan with green onions and cilantro on top.
Corn Casserole with Green Chiles
This Corn Casserole with Green Chiles is sweet, creamy, cheesy, and perfectly crunchy. This easy recipe is made with a corn and cream cheese base with crunchy crackers on top. The perfect side dish for sharing, this delicious dish is also a great holiday season appetizer dip! 
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Glass dish of five-layer dip.
Greek Yogurt 5 Layer Taco Dip
Make your next party a flavorful fiesta with this crazy addicting 5 Layer Dip! With Mexican flavors in each layer, this easy appetizer takes just a few minutes to come together and is perfect for parties. Pair with tortilla chips or cut up veggies and your new favorite dip is served.
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Air fryer southwest egg rolls on a parchment-lined platter.
Air Fryer Southwest Egg Rolls
These Air Fryer Southwest Egg Rolls are crunchy, crispy and completely customizable. Every bit as good as your favorite take out, these easy to make egg rolls will be your new go-to appetizer.
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Queso in a cast iron skillet.
Cast Iron Queso
This Cast Iron Queso is easy and quick for football season. Ready in under 20 minutes you’ll have creamy, protein filled queso to pair with your favorite chips and vegetables. Serve this at your next party and no one will even question if there’s cottage cheese in it.
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Partially-sliced Caprese Focaccia on parchment paper.
Caprese Focaccia
This Caprese Focaccia is the perfect appetizer to share with family and friends. Ripe tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fresh basil are baked into an easy 2 ingredient dough to create a crispy, cheesy, golden brown bread that is ready in no time.
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White cheddar mac and cheese in a white bowl.
White Cheddar Mac and Cheese
With its cheesy and creamy homemade sauce, this White Cheddar Mac and Cheese is a comfort food dream. Decadent and rich, this healthier version of a classic will be an instant family fav.
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Three stacked frozen banana bars.
Frozen Banana Snickers
These healthy frozen Banana Snickers Bars are the perfect chocolatey treat. They're a twist on the classic candy bar but a nice frozen and refreshing dessert that uses up all those ripe bananas.
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Cookie bars on a plate.
S’mores Cookie Bars
Chocolate chip cookies and s'mores collide with these S'mores Cookie Bars. They have a golden brown outside with a soft and chewy center of melted chocolate and mini marshmallows. This easy recipe can be thrown together with classic cookie ingredients in less then 10 minutes with a 25 minute bake time.
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Three cookies stacked on a plate with a bite out of the top one and more cookies behind on a cooling rack.
Chocolate Chipless Cookies
These Chocolate Chipless Cookies are the perfect buttery fluffy yet chewy cookies, with crisp edges and soft centers. They are everything we love about a classic chocolate chip cookie, without the chocolate chips! These unique and delicious cookies will be a new favorite.
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Key lime pie bar on a plate, missing a bite.
Key Lime Pie Bars
These healthy Key Lime Pie Bars are the perfect dessert. Made with a graham cracker pie crust, tart creamy filling and a whipped topping, these healthy and simple bars are a must-have treat.
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4 stacked mini cheesecakes with a bite taken out of the top one and strawberry jam on top and fresh strawberries on a plate.
Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes
The next time you're in the mood for cheesecake, these Mini Strawberry Cheesecakes are incredible. With a creamy strawberry filling and a graham cracker crust, this dessert is easy to make and serve, with little clean up. Ideal for gatherings, parties and quick snacking, these cheesecakes are made with lighter ingredients for zero guilt and all the taste.
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Pile of lemon white chocolate cookies and lemon slices.
Lemon White Chocolate Cookies
If you love all things lemon, these Lemon White Chocolate Cookies are like Spring in a cookie. With a crispy outside, chewy center, and fresh lemon juice, these cookies couldn't get any better. They are super easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.
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Blueberry mint drink with mint garnish and a straw.
Blueberry Mint Mocktail
Whip up this easy low calorie Blueberry Mint Mocktail anytime you need a quick summer refresh!  With coconut water, hand squeezed lemon, mint and fresh blueberries it's a summertime favorite for everyone.
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Non alcoholic classic mule with lime and mint for garnish in a copper mug.
Non-Alcoholic Moscow Mule
This Non Alcoholic Moscow Mule has the perfect amount of spice without the buzz. Whether it's a hot summer day, holiday season or an evening with the family this is a delicious option for something different than sparkling water. 
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Sangria mocktail poured into a glass with sliced fruit.
White Sangria Mocktail
This Sangria Mocktail is perfect for hot summer days or your next spring get together. With a fizzy taste and tart flavor, this virgin sangria recipe is a blend of grape juice, soda water and fresh fruit and is guaranteed to please the crowd.
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Tips for tracking during holidays!

Should I track my macros on a holiday?

First things first, do what works best for you. I am a huge believer in not tracking on holidays because I think they’re meant to be enjoyed without the stress of worrying about what you’re eating. With that said, bringing your own sides, desserts, etc. makes it easier to know you’re getting in some higher protein options to help you stay full.

What are some good mocktails for holidays?

As someone who no longer drinks, alcohol can be a big player in holiday celebrations. I like bringing NA beers like Athletic Brewing or Q Ginger Beers to make Non-Alcoholic Moscow Mules. Another idea is make a big batch of my White Sparkling Sangria Mocktail, you can enjoy a low calorie drink while others can add champagne or hard alcohol to it for a delicious cocktail!

What if I don’t track anyone that day?

So what??! Enjoy yourself and get back on track the next day. The spiral starts when you continue to not track or consume like you’re on a holiday day after day. Enjoy yourself and get back to your routine the following day. 😊

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Three cookies stacked on a plate with a bite out of the top one and more cookies behind on a cooling rack.

Chocolate Chipless Cookies

Danielle Lima
Macro Friendly 4th of July recipes! No BBQ is completely with these Chocolate Chipless Cookies which are the perfect buttery fluffy yet chewy cookies, with crisp edges and soft centers. Whether you're looking for dips, cookies, or wings, we've got you covered to hit your macro goals and celebrate.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 17 cookies
Calories 147 kcal

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Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or sugar substitute) 100g
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (or sugar substitute) 90g
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 240g
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon (1/4-1/2 tsp. if you like heavy cinnamon)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy using a hand mixer. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. You will need to use a rubber spatula to fully mix as the dough is a bit dryer. (You will begin to think something’s missing and they’re too dry, just keep mixing! It’ll come together!)
  • Using a 1.5-tablespoon cookie scoop, drop cookie dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between each cookie. Bake for 11-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden but the center is still soft.
  • Remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Store your cookies in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

Notes

  • Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary with substitutions. 
  • Add chocolate chips if you want! 
  • You can substitute coconut oil for butter but note the taste and texture may change. 
  • Do not over-mix your dough as it will result in tough and dense cookies. Just mix until the flour is just combined. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 109mgPotassium: 7mgSugar: 11g
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