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20 Delicious Dairy & Gluten Free Snacks & Desserts For the 4th of July

Summertime is here and July 4th is the kickoff! We love Independence Day and everything RED, WHITE and BLUE! It’s a time for parades, picnics, barbecues, beach days, hot summer nights, fireworks and of course, good food! We’ve pulled together this list of tasty, and beautiful red, white and blue-themed recipes for you to enjoy making this holiday weekend. They are easy to make and all are gluten and dairy-free. We hope you have a blast this Fourth of July!

1. Coconut Water and Fresh Berry Popsicles for the 4th of July

Coconut Water and Fresh Berry Popsicles

Photo Credit: Back To The Book Nutrition

These popsicles are easy to make, and look how pretty they are! We’re so lucky that seasonal summer fruits come in such great patriotic colors.

2. Red, White and Blue Vegan Watermelon Cake

RED, WHITE AND BLUE VEGAN WATERMELON CAKE

Photo Credit: Abbey’s Kitchen

Yummy! We love cake…..and we love watermelon. Doesn’t this make a beautiful dessert? Have fun decorating!

3. 4th of July Fruit Flag

Photo Credit: Tia & Talia’s Tasty Treats

This is one of our favorite 4th of July snacks. Who can resist a fruit flag? Kids have a lot of fun putting the fruit on the skewers….we sure did!

4. No-Bake Triple Berry Crisp

Photo Credit: Get Inspired Everyday

This is an easy way to make a quick cobbler-type dessert without having to turn on the oven on a hot day.

5. Red White and Blue Quinoa Fruit Salad

Red White and Blue Quinoa Fruit Salad

Photo Credit: Well Plated

Quinoa is full of protein. This beautiful dish is fun to bring to a holiday picnic or potluck.

6. Red, White, and Blue Smoothie (Dairy Free)

RED, WHITE, & BLUE SMOOTHIE (DAIRY FREE )

Photo Credit: Paleo Crumbs

This smoothie is full of fruit and protein. Smooth and creamy, it’s a healthy and festive way to start your day.

7. Red, White and Blueberry Ice Cream

RED, WHITE AND BLUEBERRY ICE CREAM

Photo Credit: Cave Woman Cafe

Who ever thought ice cream this decadant could be this healthy? Just the way we like it!

8. Blueberry, Strawberry & Jicama Salsa

Photo Credit: Two Peas and Their Pod

Have you ever tried jicama? It is a funny-looking veggie that helps your belly digest food, helps keep you from getting sick, increases your energy, builds strong bones and even helps to make your brain smarter. And look what a pretty salsa it makes!

9. 4th of July Ice Pops

Photo Credit: Gluten Free On A Shoestring

Another easy pop to make, these are creamy smooth because of the coconut milk. It tastes just like a berry creamsicle!

10. Red, White and Blue Berries and Cream

Photo Credit: Cook Eat Paleo

Coconut cream is one of our secret tricks to making yummy toppings. Here it is layered with fresh patriotic berries to make a flag in a jar. Healthy and so beautiful!

11. Red, White and Blue Potato Salad

Photo Credit: Real Food Forager

Potato salad is the perfect side dish for any summer picnic or barbecue. But look how fun this potato salad is! Did you know that potatoes come in red, white and blue??

12. Paleo Raspberry Acai Smoothie Bowl (dairy free)

Photo Credit: Paleo Crumbs

Talia loves acai bowls! Acai tastes great, almost like an ice cream or sorbet, but it’s super good for you! Acai berries are extremely high in antioxidants, so they help to boost your immune system and keep you from getting sick. They are also good for your heart, brain and skin, give you lots of energy, and help your belly digest foods. The berry is a purple color…..add some red, white and blue fruit and you have a beautiful 4th of July breakfast bowl.

13. Watermelon Salad – Red, White, and Blue… and Green!

Photo Credit: Will Cook For Friends

Jicama comes through again to add some crunch and white color to this festive watermelon salad. The cucumber and mint make this salad super refreshing and a great addition to your backyard gathering.

14. Red White and Blue Fruit Salad

Photo Credit: Eating On A Dime

If you’re in a rush and looking for a super-simple dish to bring to a weekend potluck, just add some cut up some strawberries and bananas to a bowl of blueberries and….voila!…you have a beautiful 4th of July fruit salad. Easy peasy!

15. Fruit Cubes

Photo Credit: Pip and Ebby

We can’t wait to try this idea! This makes a plain glass of water feel like a very special treat. It’s super easy too. Just put some fresh fruit into ice cube molds before adding the water and freeze! While mom and dad enjoy their special summer drinks, the kids can indulge and feel special too.

16. No-Bake Blueberry Pie with Honey Whipped Cream

 

Photo Credit: Gluten Free Easily

No need to turn on the oven for this delicious pie! Keep the kitchen cool with this no-bake recipe. Decorate the top with raspberries, or even get creative and put the raspberries in lines and add some blueberry stars in the corner to design a flag.

17. Raw Berry Tart with a Coconut Pastry Cream (vegan, gluten free

Photo Credit: Nourishing Meals

You’d think this creamy tart would have tons of gluten and dairy in all its yumminess…but it doesn’t! Cashews make it creamy and rich, and the crust is made from almond and dates. Delicious!

18. Vegan 4th of July Ice Cream

Photo Credit: Jerry James Stone

Simple and beautiful, all you do is freeze bananas, strawberries and blueberries. Then blend each fruit individually and layer in a pan. You can also use a Yonanas maker if you have one to blend the fruit. We have a Yonana machine and make homemade ice cream with it all the time. Yummy!

19. Watermelon & Blueberry Popsicles

Photo Credit: Tia & Talia’s Tasty Treats

We wanted to include this recipe in our roundup because we had so much fun making these and when they were done we thought…Wow, these are perfect treats for the 4th of July! The blueberries look like little stars in the pops and they are a great way to cool off after running around on a hot summer afternoon.

20. Berry Cashew Cream No Bake Bars

Photo Credit: Food Faith Fitness

Aren’t these bars beautiful?! Made with cashews they remind us of cheesecake bites. Creamy and delicious!

We hope that you enjoy this 4th of July recipe round up of red, white and blue, gluten and dairy free snacks and desserts! And we wish you a very happy, fun and safe holiday weekend! God bless America!!

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