Real Food Recipes to make this 4th of July!

by brenda on June 29, 2012

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When you’re on a special diet like GAPS, holidays and get-togethers can be a major stressor. I’ve searched around for some great recipes for you to enjoy this 4th of July, whether your on GAPS or you simply like REAL food! Enjoy!

To start things off….

Everything wrapped in bacon (except chocolate!) is amazing, so what about these Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites? Not GAPS legal, but sweet potatoes are an ok cheat after you’re feeling a lot better, I think!

If you can find these GAPS Legal Little Smokies, you could do a lot with them. Wrap them in bacon, make a honey-barbecue sauce, etc.

What about the main dish?

I recently made these amazing Barbecued Ribs for my family and they were a hit!

You might want to try Kelly’s Charcoaled Pork Roast with French Brine. Yummy!

Maybe you prefer Grilled Pork Chops with Mushrooms?

If you’re not a fan of pork, this Balsamic Flank Steak is GREAT!

Or maybe, try these super easy and tasty Parmesan Drumsticks!

For a less expensive main dish, try some Sloppy Joes for a change!

If you can’t eat potato salad, what sides do you choose?

Maybe you’ll enjoy my Green Bean Salad! I think it’s a good one! 🙂

Carrot Raisin Salad is a staple around here, and even SAD eaters tend to like it!

I LOVE this Cucumber Tomato Salad (the Lettuce Wraps are pretty awesome, too!).

And of course, dessert–the most important part of the meal in my opinion! 🙂

Check out these beautiful Red, White and Blue REAL Food Popsicles!

This is not GAPS, but doesn’t this REAL Food Berry Custard look yummy? If you can tolerate sprouted flours, go for it!

Have you tried my Red, White & Blueberry Coconut Flour Shortcake?

Or maybe, make some homemade Honey Vanilla Bean Ice Cream & top it with colorful berries.

I also love Jill’s beautiful Star-Spangled Coconut Cream Tart! Look at how amazing it is!

What do you plan to make for the 4th of July?

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous June 29, 2012 at 6:38 am

Thanks! This is very handy! You did all the thinking for us!


Brenda July 1, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Thanks for the comment! I hope that you’re able to try some of these recipes & enjoy them! 🙂


Anonymous June 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

Oh, I’m so printing that shortcake recipe! Thanks, Brenda!


Brenda July 1, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Awesome! Let me know what you think of it after you try it! 🙂


Anonymous July 5, 2012 at 1:13 pm

The taste was awesome and a big hit with all ages! Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as yours, but no one seemed to care. 🙂


Sarah Doll July 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm

I saw your Pinterest! I am trying to connect all the real foodies on Pinterest! I hope you join us!


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