There’s no better way to celebrate the holiday weekend than with the perfect recipe to entertain and delight your friends- and their stomachs! WUSA9 has recipes to fill you up this July 4.

GRILLING: Summertime is for grilling, and these recipes will aid you in whipping up the perfect freshly grilled chicken and burgers.

Healthy and savory jerk chicken

Healthy grilled chicken kabobs

Mini burger bites

Easy grilled hickory crusted steak

The best dry rubs and sauces from BBQ chef Myron Mixon

Veal burgers

SEAFOOD: Celebrate with the sea by cooking up some delicious seafood recipes, an alternative choice to burgers and brats!

Grilled rockfish with German potato salad

Bacon-wrapped barbeque shrimp

Grilled salmon with Pomodoro sauce

Heart Healthy Mediterranean grilled shrimp

SALADS & SIDES: Looking to keep that health kick going this weekend? Salad recipes can be made fun and festive, while still maintaining a healthy diet!

Herb crusted salmon salad

Watermelon, tuna and feta salad

Cajun grilled vegetables

Spinach and gruyere quiche recipe

Mushroom and quinoa burger

Ginger and lemon fruit salad

Gingered sweet potato salad

Organic clean eating chicken lettuce wraps

Heart healthy avocado and asparagus toast

Easy and heart healthy collard greens

Spicy buffalo cauliflower bites

DRINKS: What better pair to a delicious meal than a summery drink? Put together these meals with these drink recipes for a complete meal.

This summer’s best frozen watermelon margarita recipe

Triple Berry Moscato Sangria

Classic lemonade

Refreshing strawberry-watermelon smash

Great Day Washington wine picks

4 refreshing spring cocktails

5 easy two ingredient cocktails

Best “skinny” margaritas

Tropical storm mocktail

Delicious fresh fields smoothies

DESSERTS: By the end of your July 4 meals you may be stuffed, but save room for dessert!

Tangy Tandoori pineapple dessert recipe

Cheery cheese cupcakes

Gluten free chocolate espresso meringues

Chocolate cherry blossom cookies

Fresh apple and berry buckle

Ketogenic friendly & healthy chocolate “fat bomb”

Fresh blueberry and raspberry tart

Guilt-free heart healthy tiramisu

Enjoy the holiday weekend, and eat up!