July 4th Weekend is the perfect time to fire-up the grill and enjoy some fun in the sun over a delicious, healthy meal with family and friends.
Whether you’ll be enjoying the holiday with a cookout at the beach, picnic in the park, or a simple gathering at home, this easy holiday menu will help you spend more time with your family and friends, and less time in the kitchen! That’s because you can make many of these recipes in advance. That way, you can quickly pull it all together for a stress-free, delicious holiday meal!
And let’s not forget to take time to celebrate the real reason for this holiday – a time to be thankful for our country, pray for our soldiers, fly the flag, and remember those who’ve given their lives for the freedoms we enjoy! Happy July 4th!
Easy & Festive Memorial Day BBQ Menu
Red, White & Blue Berries & Cheese Tray
(Simply cut fresh organic strawberries and grass-fed cheese into cubes. If you’re dairy-free, substitute the cheese with pineapple or banana chunks. Then arrange with fresh organic blueberries and raspberries, as shown above.)
(A party is simply not a party without a terrific chip and dip. I promise, this sweet and spicy watermelon salsa rocks! If you’re grain-free and wondering what to dip? Try plantain chips. Seriously, they are amazing!)
Memorable Main Dish
Grilled Shrimp & Veggie Kebobs
(These flavorful kebobs can easily be made ahead and kept in fridge 1-2 days in advance, then pop on the grill when ready to serve.)
Chile-Cheese Grain-Free “Corn”bread Muffins
(These tasty muffins can be baked the morning of your party for a delicious side dish that compliments your favorite BBQ dishes!)
Cultured Potato Salad
(This probiotic-rich potato salad actually tastes better when you make it ahead of time, and allow the flavors to meld in the fridge for 12-24 hours.)
Festive & Fun Dessert
“Old Glory” Mini Cupcakes
(The perfect finale to your patriotic holiday celebration! These festive mini-cupcakes can be made up to two days in advance. Then top with fresh fruit about an hour or so before serving.)