We have just a few days until the 4th of July and most of us are experiencing hot weather. It has actually been overcast and drizzling the last few days here in Oregon, but our weather forecast for the 4th is somewhat promising. Regardless, the celebrations will go on! But the question is, what can you make that is both delicious and nourishing?
Here are a couple of ideas for both at-home celebrations or to bring along to a party.
Naturally Sweetened Sweets
Sourdough Chocolate Cake: This is a favorite cake, as it is moist, deep in flavor and makes more than enough to share.
Old-Fashioned Caramel Corn: This easy recipe is always a hit at parties. It is both “snack-y” and sweet at the same time.
Chocolate Banana Freezer Cake: This ice-y treat is perfect for hot weather.
Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes: These coconut-flour cupcakes were created for a Fourth of July celebration along with my then young daughter.
Strawberry Fool: A rich, delicious treat that is super fast to make. You could make it with any berry you like!
Homemade Marshmallows: Why not cut these out in star shapes?
Fruit Gelatin: You won’t miss Jello with this delicious fruit-juice version.
Avocado, Apple and Cilantro Salad: This is a refreshing salad. Since apple isn’t in season right now, why not trade it out for another fruit?
Thai Salad: Spicy and flavorful
Mexican Quinoa Salad: A household favorite
Persian Watermelon Rose Salad: A twist using old-fashioned flavors
Summer Kale Salad: A hearty and simple dish
Cold Brew Coffee: This do ahead coffee is perfect for bringing along or serving to guests.
Iced Chamomile Lavender Tea: Refreshing, floral goodness
Now, I just need to figure out what to personally make this year! What are your plans?