Want to keep your GAINZ going throughout the summer? Well then how about add in some paleo-friendly recipes to your 4th of July celebration? Check out our favorite recipes for hot dogs, burgers, chips & dip, appetizers, salads, desserts, and best of all, cocktails! Time to get creative in the kitchen.
Instead of hot dogs, try…
SWEET AND TANGY LIL' SMOKIES
Bite size hot dogs with a whole lot of flavor. Enjoy a couple for an appetizer or fill up your plate with several for dinner.
PALEO PRETZEL DOGS
See a paleo soft pretzel recipe wrapped around some Applegate Hot Dogs. Sounds delicious!
PRO TIP: SKIP THE BUN
4 Ways to Eat a Hot Dog Without A Bun explains. “Zucchini Weenie” is my personal fav.
For burgers, try…
THE PERFECT BURGER RECIPE – Impress your friends and family with The. Perfect. Burger. Don’t skip out on topping with those parsnip shoestring fries.
GARLIC BACON AVOCADO BURGERS – Yum, just yum.
FULLY LOADED CITRUS CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS – For those of you who prefer white meat, these chicken wraps are absolutely amazing. You can customize the toppings as well, Some ideas include: guacamole, paleo-friendly mayo, mustard, hot sauce, and sweet potato fries.
For chips & dip, try…
CHUNKY PINEAPPLE GUACAMOLE WITH GRILLED SWEET POTATO CHIPS
Talk about a delicious sweet & savory combo. What a great idea adding pineapple into guacamole! For the sweet potato chips you can make these grilled one, or buy some Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips to cut down on time.
SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP WITH FRESH VEGGIES
Only takes 15 minutes to prep this paleo friendly Spinach & Artichoke Dip - plus, one of the ingredients is BACON. Grab some fresh veggies for dipping, and you have something delightful.
FRIED GREEN PLANTAINS + MANGO-AVOCADO SALSA
Another sweet & savory combo to enjoy on the 4th. Between the plantains and the mango, this is definitely a recipe to impress.
For appetizers, try…
ZUCCHINI PESTO ROLL UPS
How adorable are these?! Sausage, Zucchini, and paleo Pesto, all wrapped up in easy to eat bites.
TOSTONES FRIED GREEN PLANTAINS
These are delicious hot or cold, so you can make these the night before. Just put in a pretty bowl, top with sea salt, and you’ll be good to go!
CUCUMBER BITES WITH LOX AND DILL CREAM CHEESE
These cucumber bites are more primal than paleo. If you’d like to keep them 100% paleo, grab some Kite Hill cream cheese, and you’ll be good to go.
For salads, try…
TOMATO & BASIL SALAD
This simple salad is a classic for any summer BBQ. Get your butt to the farmers market for some fresh tomatoes.
SUMMER COBB SALAD
You can’t go wrong with a cobb salad. Especially one this beautiful. Option to replace the shrimp with chicken, or omit entirely if you want to keep it even simpler.
WATERMELON MOJITO SALAD
What an excellent idea! Make it a theme by pairing with the mojito drink below!
For dessert, try…
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
Peanut Butter and Chocolate lovers out there, look no further! This is the BEST peanut butter cookie recipe out there. If you want to keep it 100% paleo-friendly, you can swap the peanut butter out for almond butter or sunbutter.
COCONUT JUICE FRUIT POPS
How simple and refreshing, add any fresh fruit you’d like to these pops. Just be sure to keep them in the freezer before you’re ready to enjoy.
STAR SPANGLED COCONUT CREAM TART
Grab your quiche pan. This dessert is absolutely perfect for the 4th of July. Arrange the berries in any way you’d like.
Tasty beverage? Don't mind if I do.
Paleo Red, White, & Blue Cocktail
Honey Mint Mojito
Strawberry Lemonade (Mocktail)