Give Your Classic July 4th Recipes a Healthy Spin
July 4th is upon us! The great thing about 2019 is that we can have all the foods that we love for the holidays in their upgraded versions. Better quality equals better health and better taste. Below are ideas that contain tips on products to include in your recipes to enhance traditional cookout fare. Read on for our healthy July 4th recipe ideas and tips!
Fourth of July Classic Egg Salad (or deviled eggs) ~ Egg salad and deviled eggs are two July 4th favorites. Make your egg salad with Local Pastured Funny Farm eggs and Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo.
Sub gluten-free buns ~ Planning to grill burgers and dogs? Consider subbing out the buns for gluten-free versions. Your blood sugar levels and gut will thank you (link to gut health piece).
Replace colas with seltzers or kombucha cocktails ~ These are two easy fixes to cut out the sugar spike from sodas. We’ve written before about healthy ways to doctor up kombucha (K will link to piece), why not try one now?
Opt for fruit as your dessert ~ Bag the store bought cookies and make a fruit platter for dessert, instead. Cantaloupe and berries make an excellent addition to any fruit platter or salad. Let’s face it, watermelon is synonymous with summertime. Hydrating and delicious, it’s the perfect dessert.
If you’re hanging outside this week, don’t forget safe, effective sunscreens and insect repellants!
These are just a few of many ideas and substitutions you can make. Come into Rebecca’s for all of your fourth of July celebration needs!