Celebrating July 4th – Whole30 Style!

Fourth of July is around the corner and there’s no better way to celebrate America’s birthday than with a healthy, delicious holiday spread! Check out our ideas for an Independence Day bash that will keep your guests happy – and you on track with your Whole30!

Kick off your party with this delicious Spicy Pineapple Jicama Guacamole from Eat the Gains. Serve with cut-up veggies or homemade plantain chips for scooping and dipping. Also, make some Creamy Baked Artichoke Spinach Dip from Paleo Running Momma and your guests will be super happy!

For something with spice and crunch, whip up these Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks from Mantitlement. Just be sure to use compliant mayo!

Another easy party starter is a pick plate filled with Whole30 compliant olives, prosciutto, roasted veggies, sliced roasted chicken, and some Basil Walnut Pesto from The Real Food Dietitians. Let your guests mix, match, and dip!

Fire up the grill for these Spicy Grilled Chicken Drumsticks from Paleo Running Momma. And while we’re talking chicken, check out these Simple Paleo Chicken Burgers from PaleOMG as an easy, tasty alternative to traditional burgers.

Here are two slightly different takes on a burger for your big party: Parsnips + Pastries Whole30 Burger with Roasted Red Pepper and Basil Sauce and Ali’s Whole Life Burger Salad.

If you’re looking for even quicker burger options, grab some Tribali Foods patties from your local store or hit up Trader Joe’s for some Chicken Chili Lime Burgers.

The new BBQ sauces from The New Primal are life. Consider making Thyme & Joy’s recipe for Carolina BBQ Skewers (featuring the Mustard BBQ sauce!) for your holiday celebration.

Speaking of sauce, this Chipotle Aioli from Living Loving Paleo is perfect to serve on meats, veggies, and salad. We hear it’s totally addictive and it sounds perfect on these Grilled Potatoes and Mushrooms in Foil from Five Little Chefs!

Shrimp fans: Check out these delicious Chili- Lime Shrimp Skewers from our group admin Felicia of Balanced Fee!

Looking for some different sides? Look no further than this Potato Salad with Bacon and Egg from Noshtastic. Just be sure to use compliant bacon and mayo! Or, for something lighter, try this Spicy Cucumber Salad from Good + Simple – it’s crisp and refreshing!

Round out your meal with some patriotic fruit kabobs. This one calls for strawberries, bananas, and blueberries to achieve the “red, white, and blue” look.

Want to kick it up a notch? Pull out your cookie cutters and get to making stars out of watermelon, per this cute recipe!

Serving a big crowd? Carve a watermelon into a big bowl and fill it with fresh fruit. Check out this recipe for inspiration!

Happy 4th of July! What are YOU planning to serve?