Do you geek out as much as I do for the Fourth of July? Grill-outs, cold beverages, snacks, snacks, and more snacks. Apparently, I geek out on the food. Also sparklers and family and friends. Any reason to celebrate is a worthy reason in my book. So, in the spirit of the Fourth of July, I’m sharing nine of my favorite red, white, and blue recipes. Appetizers, beverages, desserts, and more! Fourth of July recipes, here we come!
First on our list of Fourth of July recipes is everything red. Vibrant in flavor an color, these recipes are vegan, paleo, or both, and take just a few minutes to prepare!
A kid-friendly vegan recipe, these Vegan Strawberry Cherry Popsicles are to die for. Ooh, not to mention, they also contain real fruit. So not only are they thirst-quenching during a hot Fourth of July celebration, but they are also healthy for you, too! And if you need a paleo version, well, you’re in the right place. We have a variation for that.
While the kids are drinking their Agave-Infused Homemade Lemonade or munching and crunching on Vegan Strawberry Cherry Popsicles, the adults can be sippin’ on these Raspberry Lime Daiquiris. This Fourth of July recipe comes with a twist, though! Skip the stemware and pour the mixture into popsicle moulds for the adults!
This 4-Ingredient Strawberry Chia Jam is the perfect Fourth of July recipe because it goes with everything! If you eat grains, then grill a few slices of bread or bagels and top them with this. Use it as a fruit dip or pair it with Baked Vanilla Paleo Donuts, especially if you are doing a morning, brunch-style party.
Next on our list of Fourth of July recipes is everything white. These white foods are healthy, easy to prepare, and bursting with flavor!
These Spicy Avocado Deviled Eggs are one of our most beloved entertaining recipes. Friends and family go bonkers over them, so much so these appetizers are usually the first to go during parties. If that still doesn’t sway your opinion of this delicious paleo deviled egg recipe, then let me humblebrag this one. A friend once asked it it would be okay for him to eat more of them because he had already had a handful and was worried he was hogging them. Hog away, my friend, hog away.
Every time I think of Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice, I get a warm, excited feeling. This was one of the first “cool” paleo recipes I figured out how to make. And it is so delicious. There is something absolutely intoxicating about sauteed cauliflower, sea salt, and coconut oil. Cilantro and lime just make it next-level ridiculously good. This is the perfect Fourth of July recipe if you need a side dish for a large gathering or a comforting go-to recipe for a quaint, cozy get-together. This recipe will go the distance.
How can you have a summer get-together without lemonade? You can’t. Well, maybe you can, but it just wouldn’t be the same. This Agave-Infused Homemade Lemonade recipe is our kid-friendly, low-sugar, thirst-quenching go-to beverage of choice. Adjust the amount of sweetener as you desire. And if it starts out too sweet, no worries. Simply add more cold water until you achieve the desired flavor. Another plus? It takes just a matter of minutes to make.
Last but never least on our list of Fourth of July recipes, it’s all things blue. And, oh boy, are they beautiful.
Satisfy your palate with this Fresh Mixed Berry Salad. In my family it’s the healthy stand-in to balance all of the lard and heavy carbs everyone brings to the collective table. But it still tastes like a guilty pleasure.
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This Blueberry Orange Oatmeal Smoothie is another go-to Fourth of July recipe if you plan to skip the parades in favor of a small breakfast-y-brunch-y get-together. So delicious and so easy to make! Sometimes you find a good recipe, and it’s perfect for your party, but you learn it will take 36 years to make, and your guests are showing up in 20 minutes! This is not that recipe. Because this recipe is ready in minutes, not years.
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I can’t lie. I don’t know how to talk about this Fourth of July recipe without going a little crazy. These Vegan Blueberry Lime Mini Cheesecakes are so good they leave me speechless. Me, the chattiest Cathy who ever existed. And I can’t say a word without losing my cool because either 1) My face is buried in them so I can’t talk, 2) I try to talk about their awesomeness, but the words don’t come out right, or 3) All of the above. Just do yourself a favor and make a batch or 15 of these, okay? #WorthIt
And there you have it, 9 Tantalizing Red, White, and Blue Fourth of July recipes to that will knock your socks off! Whatever you eat, however you spend it, I wish you a happy, merry, spirited Fourth of July!