Fourth of July Dishes

In just a few short days, many of us will gather with our friends and family and enjoy a BBQ followed by fireworks. The Fourth of July is one of my very favorite holidays - I love getting together with everyone and enjoying the sunny weather!

With that said, a lot of times this day also means big meals that have temptations lying left and right. Today I’d like to share a few ideas that will get you in and out of the kitchen fast, but the simplicity and whole food ingredients will also help you stay on track with your goals!


Appetizers:

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower

Ingredients:

1 medium head of cauliflower

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup hot sauce

Your favorite seasonings (garlic powder, paprika, cumin, pepper, salt)

To make:

  1. Cut the cauliflower into bite-size pieces while the oven preheats to 400 degrees.

  2. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. When everything is mixed well, toss in the cauliflower until it is coated with sauce.

  3. Place the cauliflower on a baking sheet for 30 minutes or until tender.

  4. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

Chicago Jogger’s BBQ Turkey Meatballs - 3 ingredients, so simple!

Yummy, Healthy, Easy’s Avocado Shrimp Cucumber App - Low carb and fresh!

Whole Sister’s Cowboy Salsa - YUM!


Side Dishes:

Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

4 cucumbers (peeled)

1 red onion

1 cup vinegar

1 handful of garnish (parsley, cilantro, basil, etc. - whatever suits your taste!)

To make:

  1. Peel and chop the cucumbers, onion, and garnish.

  2. Mix with the vinegar.

  3. Cool in the fridge for two hours before serving.

  4. Add fresh grated parmesan for extra yumminess!

Delicious Little Bite’s Loaded Bacon Ranch Cauliflower Salad - Not 100% clean, but a great alternative for the traditional recipe!

Sweet and Savory Meal’s Perfected Roasted Brussels Sprouts - This one is good any time of year.

Wine and Glue’s Strawberry Spinach Salad - Seriously so good!


Desserts:

Fruit Salad

Ingredients:

1 small watermelon

1 pint blueberries

1 pint blackberries

To make:

  1. Carefully cut the watermelon in half and scoop out the fruit. You will want to preserve the rhine of the watermelon, so it may serve as your bowl!

  2. Cut the watermelon into small cubes.

  3. Clean the blueberries and blackberries.

  4. Mix the fruit well, then add to your watermelon bowl.

Everyday Made Fresh’s Grilled Peaches - Pair with ice cream for an AMAZING dessert!

Simply Taralynn’s Healthy & Light Berry Dessert Pizza - This looks so tasty!

One Little Project’s Strawberry Brownie Skewers - A splurge, but a crowd favorite!

All I have left to say is, YUM! What are some of your favorites to bring to the party? I’d love to see one, or if you try one of these out be sure to tag me on Instagram @jennymire.

Cheers!

Jenny


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