Recipe Roundup: Fourth Of July

by | Jul 2, 2019 | Recipes | 0 comments

Another installment of Recipe Roundup for you today. As a reminder, this is a series I do in honor of the various holidays and celebrations throughout the year. I will share a few of our family’s favorite recipes that will hopefully help you plan your event. 

Today we are getting you ready to celebrate the 4th of July and time outside with family and friends! I don’t know about you but it is hot in the Midwest in July. This menu lineup is full of refreshing light dishes. 

  • Serve Primal Kitchen condiments with your favorite sausage or hamburger. Remember you can boost the veggie content of your hamburgers by adding some kale, spinach, cauliflower rice, shredded zucchini or even other yummy options like roasted tomatoes in olive oil or chopped olives. (Use the code embracewellness10 for 10% off Primal Kitchen dairy free, gluten free, grain free, soy free and no refined sugar condiments. 
  • Gluten Free Corn Dogs (I have made the version of her corn dog muffins from her cookbook, but these look delicious as well)
  • Quinoa Broccoli Slaw with Honey Mustard Dressing
  • Arugula and Watermelon Salad – see below
  • Simple fruit salad with berries and fresh chopped mint and / or fruit kabobs
  • Dessert
    • Good Pop popsicles (which can be found at my local Costco in addition to some other grocery stores)
    • No sugar banana ice cream using this amazing machine and frozen bananas – that is it!

Arugula and Watermelon Salad

Servings 4 as a side


  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 cup watermelon cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

Balsamic Dressing

  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste


  • Wash and dry the arugula.
  • Toast pumpkin seeds in a dry skillet, being careful not to burn.
  • Whisk together dressing ingredients.
  • Assemble salad and toss in dressing.


To make it more festive for 4th of July - consider adding in blueberries as well. 
Easy to multiply recipe for a larger crowd.
You may not use all the dressing. Store remaining in a glass container in the fridge. 

What are some of your favorite healthy light cookout foods?

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