Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays here at Simple Mills. It’s right in the middle of summer, filled with family and friends, fireworks are enjoyed and our grills are turned on all day long. We know that many times, 4th of July parties don’t always have the healthiest options available which is why we’ve rounded up our own top 10 recipes for you. These recipes have shades of red, white and blue to add a bit of sparkle to any celebration you have

 

1. Banana Split Cupcakes

Are you one of those people that turns every holiday into an extravagant event? Us too. That’s why we like to start (or end) or day with one of these banana split cupcakes. Of course we like sundaes for dessert but sundaes for breakfast... even better! 

2. Hot Dog Buns

Did you know our Artisan Bread Mix can be made into grain-free hot dog buns? We like to use Applegate Farms’ Organic Beef Hot Dogs topped with a little all-natural ketchup and mustard on top. Don’t forget a pickle on the side! We promise your guests aren’t going to miss those store-bought buns.

3. Strawberry Rhubarb Cupcakes

If you’ve ever had Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, these Strawberry Rhubarb Cupcakes from Rachel Mansfield have all of the taste but half of the work than the traditional dessert. These flavorful cupcakes have a dairy-free coconut cream frosting that will knock those store-bought cupcakes out of the water. 

4. Spring Pea Dip

Snacks can be tricky at events where there are so many different palates and diets to appease. This Spring Pea Dip made with olive oil, lemon, mint and fresh green peas is safe for all guests with gluten or dairy intolerances, and we promise it’s as simple as it is delicious. Put it all together with meats, cheeses and fruit for the ultimate appetizer platter.

5. Cake and Fruit Kabobs

Whether it’s for breakfast or dessert, these cake and fruit kabobs are perfect any time of the day. Make a few ahead of time, gather them in bouquets and place them in jars for your guests to grab & enjoy. 

6. Grilled Pizza

Mozzarella, pesto and arugula: a delicious, summery trio. Throw these pizzas from A Clean Bake on the grill alongside those burgers and hot dogs for a lighter vegetarian option. 

7. Red White and Blue Trifle

We piled a glass high with coconut whipped cream, our vanilla cake mix and berries for a single-serve dessert that’s perfect for eating underneath a fireworks show! Click here to get the recipe. 

 

8. Sweet Potato Bacon Burger Bites with Maple Chipotle

We love these mini burger bites from Paleo Running Mama. They’re comforting, sweet, savory and everything we want to grill up on the 4th of July. While the sweet potato rounds make for paleo buns, we also love using this burger bun recipe using our Artisan Bread Mix from Krysten’s Kitchen.

9. Southern "No Corn"bread Muffins

Looking for something to soak up your barbecue pulled pork? These Southern “No Corn”bread Muffins will do the trick! They get their yellow color from a dash of Turmeric, one of our favorite spices that helps fight inflammation. 

 

10. Blueberry, Jicama and Strawberry Dip 

Bust out our Fine Ground Sea Salt crackers onto a serving platter and then pair them with this festive and fruity dip. It can be made in under 10 minutes with just a mix of jicama, berries and cilantro!

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