Do you have your snacks and side dishes all ready for the July 4th BBQ? If not, I have put together 14 ideas for a gluten free July 4th for you.

I could’ve prepared a big July 4th gluten-free menu for you all, but I didn’t. For one, I’m in Minnesota enjoying this 4th with my family and for two, who wants to slave in the kitchen, planning and preparing food on the 4th? No one!

The 4th of July is to celebrate the independence of the United States of America – to THANK all the men and women who have given this to us – and to wave proudly the red, white and blue.

This celebration, for me, is best served with appetizers, drinks, snacks, and quick BBQ items.

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  1. There are almost 200 ideas HERE for travel and convenience snack items to try, all are gluten free
  2. Gluten-Free BBQ Sauce (Note: These are pre-packaged ones deemed to be the best.)
  3. A dip like this Hempseed Hummus.
  4. Ice Cream: most ice creams are gluten free, but you need to check just to make sure. If things such as brownie pieces or cookie dough are added, they will not be gluten free. I always enjoy vanilla, chocolate, and mint chip. Luna and Larry’s Coconut Bliss is my favorite brand.
  5. Grilled Corn on the Cob (lather it up with some Ghee butter!)
  6. Pomegranate Lemonade Spritzer
  7. Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie
  8. Siete Lime Flavor Tortilla Chips (pair with a homemade mango salsa)
  9. Grilled fruit. Enough said.
  10. Beef Burgers with Carmelized Shallots (place on #11)
  11. Paleo Coffee Popsicles
  12. Anything from THIS list of 14 Low-FODMAP Snacks You Can Buy on Amazon.
  13. Banana Bites
  14. The Spudsy Sweet Potato Puffs, Crunchy Cinnamon from THIS list.

Even though I love the 4th and love holiday eating, I’m always still very cognizant that I don’t overdo it.

Colitis and the digestive system in general, do not care if it’s a holiday or a random Wednesday.

If you overdo it, you could flare up or feel miserable in the following days. (Already too late? Here are 21 Things to Do During a Colitis Flare Up).

Be smart and safe. Most of all, enjoy your time with family and friends!

Happy 4th of July!

If you liked this post, you might also enjoy:

  1. Summer Eats, Treats, and Desserts
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  1. HI there! I love your posts and advice on gluten free living! I, too, am living a gluten free lifestyle and find it “challenging” during the summer with all the BBQ’s and what not. I turn towards tons of veggies, fruit, and shop at the healthy stores like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Fairway. They have many options for me, and others living a special dietary lifestyle.

    I find that working out helps my digestive issues. It alleviates any pressure I ever feel and helps me get all the “tension” out. Are there any specific workouts you enjoy over others? I LOVE Zumba, kickboxing, and I am an avid walker, training each year for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

    1. Hi Aimee! Was so great to connect with your husband. You are absolutely, 100% correct that “working out helps with digestive issues.” This is one of the main reasons I incorporate the “fitness” and “workouts” element to my blog. I’ve actually been meaning to write a post on it. Working out is crucial to the success of my digestion. Workouts I currently enjoy most: strength, kickboxing (like you!!), circuits, HIIT. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Feel free to reach out whenever if there is a topic you’d love to see me write on:)

  2. Thank you so much for this round up! I am working on one for grain free 4th and LOVE your ideas! Congrats on being gluten-free for 2 years. I am so sorry about your GI issues, but it seems you have so much knowledge, and enjoy so many foods despite it.

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