Eat Purely this 4th of July With 15 Cookout Recipes!

Trying to plan a healthy 4th of July cookout menu, but having trouble thinking outside of the “carrot sticks, celery and rice crackers” combo? We can help! Here are 15 delicious recipes to liven up your holiday menu with healthy and fresh ingredients, totally free of refined sugars and whatever weird stuff is in the hot dogs you try so hard to avoid each year. You can indulge in exotic cocktails, fresh veggies from the grill, and sweet desserts while still feeling confident dancing around in your bathing suit the rest of the weekend.

Pineapple Rosemary Mojito

Pineapple Rosemary Mojito

A smoky sweet twist to a classic summertime favorite. The caramelized sugar from the pineapple mixes with the rosemary to create an exotic and adventurous combination.

Grilled Polenta Bites Grilled Polenta Bites

With pistachio pesto + grilled tomatoes! These bites make an amazingly fresh and flavorful finger food.

Mango Chili Coconut PopsMango Chili Coconut Pops

Get cooled off and heated up at the same time with these delicious homemade pops! Its a classic tropical flavor with a nuanced kick.

Grilled Corn, Avocado + Tomato Salad Grilled Corn, Avocado + Tomato Salad

All the best fresh summer veggies in a single bowl. What more could you ask for in a salad?

Peach, Mozzarella + Balsamic Pizza Peach, Mozzarella + Balsamic Pizza

Our light and crispy cauliflower crust topped with fresh seasonal peaches and mozzarella + a splash of balsamic vinaigrette. Crunchy, refined, but still tastes like pizza.

Kombucha Cocktail Kombucha Cocktail

Vodka, Kombucha and lemon shaken together for a bubbly citrus infusion.

Raw Zucchini Ribbon SaladRaw Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Arugula, Walnuts, Lemon + Basil

A tangy and flavorful plate of greens to compliment whatever it is you decide to throw on the grill!

Red Wine Poached Pears with Coconut CreamRed Wine Poached Pears with Coconut Cream Sauce

A great end to any meal are these elegant red-wine pears combined with a rich cream sauce made of all natural coconut milk and coconut sugar.

Grilled Eggplant + Romesco Sauce Grilled Eggplant + Romesco Sauce

Do you love Eggplant Parmesan but want to bring it outside? Here’s a lighter, gluten-free version meant for the grill. Top grilled eggplant with flavorful romesco sauce, feta and basil for a flavorful and aesthetically pleasing bite.

Blueberry Sparkler Blueberry Sparkler

Bubbly and blueberries: what’s not to love?

Grilled Kale Salad with Peaches, Beets and Burrata Grilled Kale Salad with peaches, beets + burrata

Flavorful fresh salad ingredients made even more flavorful when grilled and drizzled with homemade balsamic dressing.

Grilled Fig Flatbread Grilled Fig Flatbread

Fruity, crispy and cute gluten-free flatbreads that make an amazing appetizer.

Pea Hummus Pea Hummus

A great way to mix up your garbanzo bean hummus routine. Light, colorful and pairs wonderfully with antipasti and sliced veggies.

Grilled Honey Lime Shrimp + Scallops Grilled Honey Lime Shrimp and Scallops

This recipe provides some south-of-the-border inspiration for your veggies and seafood. The shrimp and scallops are marinated in a mixture of tequila, honey, lime and spices then grilled for succulent and juicy flavors.

Berry Crisp A La ModeBerry Crisp A La Mode

Strawberries, Blueberries, coconut based ice cream and our granola all come together in one gluten-free pie crust to make a patriotic and wholesome dessert. We can’t think of a better way to end a 4th of July cookout!

June 24, 2015 — Brigid McEntee