Just because you've decided to declare independence from grains, beans, legumes, refined sugar and industrial seed oils that doesn't mean your 4th of July party should be a pooper!
In fact, some of the most delicious meals you could imagine are totally Paleo; fresh fruits, vibrant veggies, and rich meats, all delicious and good for you too!
So, without further ado, here are the 8 gluten free, grain free, and Paleo friendly recipes for your 4th of July.
1. Asian Coleslaw (The Primalist)
This summertime staple gets a fresh facelift and some new flavors thanks to The Primalist.
2. Chili Lime Chicken Wings (Nom Nom Paleo)
These Whole 30 Approved chicken wings from Nom Nom Paleo definitely don't look, or taste, like "diet" food!
3. Mixed Berry and Banana Fruit Salad (Simply Recipes)
Simple, fresh, fruit. This recipe from Simply Recipes adds just a bit of honey and lemon to jazz things up and nothing more.
4. Memphis-Style Barbecue Beef Back Ribs (The Domestic Man)
The Domestic Man has done it again! Forget about pork ribs, these Brontosaurus-sized beef ribs sizzle with flavor!
5. The Ultimate Paleo Burger (Tony Fed)
Ditch the buns and keep the meat! Caramelized onions, a fried egg, and a bunch of bacon compliment this juicy burger that hails from my "Paleo Grilling" cookbook.
6. Ted Allen's Grilled Steak with Roasted Jalapeño Chimichurri (Serious Eats)
Garlicky, spicy chimichurri is tailor made for steak and this version from Ted Allen even brings some heat to the table!
7. Paleo Popsicles (Paleo Magazine Online)
These Festive Fourth of July popsicles from Paleo Magazine leave out the artificial and leave in the flavor!
8. Kelly Brozyna Mint Chocolate Whoopie Pies (Fed & Fit)
Words cannot describe. Kelly Brozyna is a gluten-free, dairy free ice cream goddess! Special thanks to Cassie of Fed & Fit for the awesome step by step photography!
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