With the sun staying out longer and the temperature warming, it’s time to get out the grill and picnic tables for some summertime fun. Look no further for a few healthy 4th of July recipes that you can whip up in no time for any summer celebration.
Yummy 4th of July Recipes
1. Ground Beef Lettuce Wrap Burgers
- 2 pounds grass-fed beef
- 2 eggs
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- salt & pepper
- washed leaves of lettuce (whichever type you prefer that is large enough for a wrap)
Mix the beef, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Using your hands, form burger patties with the mix to be placed on the grill. Grill to the desired temperature. Let sit for a couple of minutes before wrapping the patty in lettuce. Then, top with your favorite condiments for a healthier burger.
2. Almond Flour-dusted Grilled Chicken
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- dozen chicken legs (you can also do breasts or wings)
- lemon pepper and salt
Using a large Ziploc bag, place the flour inside it. Pat the chicken with a paper towel before seasoning with lemon pepper and salt. Place the chicken in the bag and shake well, making sure it all gets dusted with the almond flour, which is a great Paleo substitute for regular flour. Grill through and serve.
3. Grilled Lamb Chops with Greek Yogurt Dipping Sauce
- thick lamb chops (at least 1 1/2 inches thick) seasoned with salt and pepper
- 32-ounces of plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon onion salt (use more or less to taste)
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- chopped parsley
Place lamb chops on a medium-hot grill and get a good sear on both sides. Then move the chops to the part of the grill that is not as hot, so as not to dry out the meat. As they slowly cook to your temperature preference, mix the Greek yogurt with the onion salt and garlic powder in a mixing bowl. Check for taste and add more according to preference. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with your grilled lamb chops.
Summertime holiday celebrations don’t have to be filled with junk food and high carbs. These healthy 4th of July recipes can get you started on creating some healthy meals for your family and loved ones, without an abundance of bad-for-you ingredients. Click here for more of our favorite grass-fed recipes.