Healthy & Delicious 4th of July Eats

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Whether you celebrate 4th of July or you plan on having a BBQ this summer we've got your covered for delicious yet healthy dishes to serve all your friends. Group gatherings often have vegans co-mingling with omnivores, so it's the perfect opportunity to share good food and get your meat-eating family and friends to try new things.

BBQ side dishes are often vegetarian or vegan by default, but what about main dishes? There are endless possibilities of making traditional meat-based dishes into healthier plant-based ones. But if you aren't into imitating the usual BBQ fare, then you can spotlight the veggies! Make grilled veggies and corn and grilled fruit is my new favorite thing. Grill up some pineapple and make tacos with it filled with veggies. 

What I did here is I smothered corn tortillas with hummus dip and top it will lettuce, tomato, carrot, avocado, boiled yams, avocado and the grilled pineapple. There was no need for a sauce. The juicy grilled pineapple on these tacos turned me into an instant grilled fruit lover. You can make these tacos with grilled peaches too, which are in season right now! 

Here are some more recipe and summer BBQ ideas!

9 recipes from Meg Wolff over at Huffington Post. These look delicious! 

One of my favorite recipes to share with others are my Magical Raw Tacos

Speaking of grilled fruit how about Grilled Peaches With Ginger Coconut Caramel by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Yes please!

Caroline The Healthy Voyager always has your holidays covered! Check out her grill day recipes!

Did you know that HappyCow, your source for vegan restaurants, has recipes on their site? I went through and chose my favorites for your BBQ. Check them out!

This list wouldn't be complete without kid-friendly recipes from The Lunchbox Bunch. Too many to choose from!

Need to do your holiday party on the cheap? Check out the many recipe ideas on MeloMeals: Vegan For $3.33 a Day!


So what are you doing for the holiday? And better yet what are you making? Share with us your bbq recipes!

Comment List

  • kathy p 01 / 07 / 2011 Reply

    thanks for including me!!! – kathy 🙂 Happy 4th lovely blissful one!!

  • Cadry 01 / 07 / 2011 Reply

    Grilling makes everything taste better, doesn't it?  I can't get enough of barbecue this season, and I'm firing up asparagus, polenta, artichokes, red bell peppers, and lemon rosemary tofu.  Thanks for the great ideas and links!

    • Christy Morgan 04 / 07 / 2011 Reply

      YES!! I'm so glad my bf has a grill we can use all summer! Quick and easy cooking for one or two!

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