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Favorite 4th of July Recipes

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If you need a recipe for the upcoming 4th of July celebration, below you’ll find some of my favorite options. They’re all quick & easy to prepare, and will be a hit with your friends and family!

red white and blue ice pops

Salads & Sides

If you’re attending a potluck or a picnic, these healthy recipes can be made ahead of time for your convenience.

Vegan Potato Salad (Oil-Free & Nut-free)
This Vegan Potato Salad recipe is a quick and easy, using avocado instead of mayo. It's oil-free, and I love how you can't taste the avocado at all!
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vegan potato salad overhead with napkin
Sesame-Lime Cabbage Salad
This Cabbage Salad is lightly sweet and tangy, tossed in an easy sesame-lime dressing. The combination is addictive!
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cabbage salad in bowl with tongs
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
This STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD is a colorful summer dish, with an easy Poppy Seed Dressing. Topped with strawberries, avocado, and red onion.
Check out this recipe
strawberry spinach salad overhead on a white plate
Vegan Cashew Queso
This is the BEST vegan queso recipe I've ever tried! Made with nutritional yeast and lemon juice, it comes together in just minutes for an easy cashew cheese sauce.
Check out this recipe
vegan queso recipe
Broccoli Salad Recipe (No Mayo!)
This Broccoli Salad recipe is quick & easy, featuring cranberries, sunflower seeds, and a creamy dressing. It's perfect for potlucks and meal prep!
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broccoli salad in a white bowl overhead
How to Make Guacamole (and store it!)
Here's how to make PERFECT GUACAMOLE, using ripe avocados, lime juice, jalapenos, and cilantro. It's easy and tastes like Chipotle's! Storage tips included to prevent browning.
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guacamole recipe
Sweet & Crunchy Carrot Salad
This Carrot Salad is quick and easy to prepare, and makes the perfect recipe to bring to a potluck. I love the addition of raisins and crunchy pecans!
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carrot salad in glass bowl with spatula
Lentil Salad (Perfect for Make-Ahead Meals!)
This Lentil Salad makes an easy packed lunch! It's packed with protein and loaded with veggies, for a flavor-packed make-ahead meal.
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lentil salad in a bowl
Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad (Vegan!)
This Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad is tossed in a creamy Italian dressing, for a flavorful veggie-packed meal. I love eating it warm or cold, as an easy vegan packed lunch!
Check out this recipe
roasted vegetable pasta salad

Main Entrees

These recipes are hearty, while being quick & easy to prepare. You can make them the night before and reheat them so you’re not cooking too much over the holiday weekend!

Vegan Black Bean Burgers (Veggie Burgers)
This VEGAN BLACK BEAN BURGER recipe is easy to make, without a mushy middle! Made with sweet potato instead of egg, they are packed with fiber and plant-based protein.
Check out this recipe
black bean burger with sweet potato fries
Healthy Chicken Burgers (Low-Carb & Paleo)
These healthy Chicken Burgers take just 20 minutes to prepare, for a fast protein-packed meal. You can serve them with a lettuce wrap instead of a bun to keep them gluten-free and properly combined.
Check out this recipe
chicken burger in lettuce wrap
The BEST Vegan Mac and Cheese (A Fan Favorite!)
This VEGAN MAC AND CHEESE recipe is tossed in a quick & easy cashew "cheese" sauce, and is as fast to prepare as the boxed version. With over 200 reviews, it's become a fan favorite!
Check out this recipe
vegan mac n cheese recipe with cashew sauce
Curried Chicken Salad (No Mayo!)
This healthy Curried Chicken Salad is an easy packed lunch, made with avocado, curry powder, and fresh veggies. I love how flavorful it is!
Check out this recipe
curried chicken salad in lunch box
Jackfruit Pulled Pork
Here's how to make Jackfruit Pulled Pork! It's an easy vegetarian alternative, cooked in a homemade BBQ sauce, that's perfect for topping sandwiches and salads. No soy or gluten.
Check out this recipe
jackfruit bbq sandwich closeup
Ratatouille (Easy Recipe + How to Serve It)
Ratatouille is an easy cooked vegetable dish that you can serve as a side dish or main course. It's the best way to use up summer produce!
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No holiday is complete without a delicious dessert, right? The following recipes include a variety of cold & refreshing treats for a hot summer day, along with a few options that are easier to pack for a crowd.

Red, White & Blue Popsicle Recipe
These healthy 4th of July popsicles are dye-free, made with strawberries, blueberries, and coconut milk. They are dairy-free, naturally sweetened, and easy to prepare. 
Check out this recipe
red white and blue ice pops
Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream
A quick and easy dairy-free ice cream that is fruit-sweetened.
Check out this recipe
vegan cookie dough ice cream
Pineapple Whip
A creamy, fruit-based soft serve dessert!
Check out this recipe
dole whip in glass
Perfect Almond Flour Brownies
These are the best almond flour brownies you'll ever make, and they are naturally gluten-free. I love how you only need a few minutes to stir the batter together!
Check out this recipe
almond flour brownies on a marble board
Chocolate Almond Flour Cupcakes
These Almond Flour Cupcakes are amazing fluffy and naturally gluten-free! I love that they are sweetened with maple syrup, and are higher in protein than a traditional recipe.
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chocolate almond flour cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles
Avocado Brownies (Flourless & Fudgy!)
These Avocado Brownies are rich & fudgy, and made healthier by using avocado instead of butter or oil. They are naturally gluten-free and dairy-free!
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pretty avocado brownies with avocado in the background
Almond Flour Cake
This is the best almond flour cake! This healthy recipe is light & fluffy, and is perfect for a gluten-free birthday celebration or party.
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a slice of almond flour cake with chocolate frosting is being lifted out
Gluten-Free Peach Crisp (Vegan & Paleo)
This healthy Peach Crisp is my favorite summer dessert! I love how the topping get nice and crisp, without using refined flour or sugar.
Check out this recipe
gluten-free peach crisp with ice cream
Paleo Strawberry Crisp
A quick and easy dessert that is naturally sweetened and perfect for the Fourth of July!
Check out this recipe
paleo berry crips with ice cream in glass ramekins

I hope you’ll find this round-up of recipes helpful for your 4th of July festivities, or any summer event you have coming up!

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