Are you all set for the 4th of July? Do you have your snacks and side dishes all ready for the July 4th BBQ? If not, I have put together 14 ideas for a gluten free July 4th for you.
I could’ve prepared a big July 4th gluten-free menu for you all, but I didn’t. For one, I’m in Minnesota enjoying this 4th with my family and for two, who wants to slave in the kitchen, planning and preparing food on the 4th? No one!
The 4th of July is to celebrate the independence of the United States of America – to THANK all the men and women who have given this to us – and to wave proudly the red, white and blue.
This celebration, for me, is best served with appetizers, drinks, snacks, and quick BBQ items.
14 Ideas for a Gluten Free July 4th
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- There are almost 200 ideas HERE for travel and convenience snack items to try, all are gluten free
- Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce (Note: Make sure to swap out the soy sauce for a gluten free one. I use Coconut Aminos.) (This is also a great gluten-free barbecue sauce.)
- A dip like this Hempseed Hummus.
- Ice Cream: most ice creams are gluten free, but you need to check just to make sure. If things such as brownie pieces or cookie dough are added, they will not be gluten free. I always enjoy vanilla, chocolate, and mint chip. Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss is my favorite brand.
- Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Pineapple Quinoa & a Homemade Pineapple Vinaigrette
- Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
- Grilled Corn on the Cob (lather it up with some Ghee butter!)
- Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzer
- Watermelon Granita
- An entire list that’s full of gluten-free snacks
- Gluten-Free Buns
- Siete Lime Flavor Tortilla Chips (pair with a homemade mango salsa)
- Grilled fruit. Enough said.
- Beef Burgers with Carmelized Shallots (place on #11)
Even though I love the 4th and love holiday eating, I’m always still very cognizant that I don’t overdo it. Colitis and the digestive system in general, do not care if it’s a holiday or a random Wednesday. If you overdo it, you could flare up or feel miserable in the following days. (Already too late? Here are 21 Things to Do During a Colitis Flare Up).
Be smart and safe. Most of all, enjoy your time with family and friends!
Happy 4th of July!