{Lightened Up} 4th of July Round Up

4th of July Round Up

Happy 4th of July {weekend} everyone! What are your big plans for the holiday? Whatever they are, I know they’re going to include delicious food, so I put together a round up of some of my favorite BBQ and picnic treats for a little inspiration. So mix up a drink, start cookin’, and enjoy your weekend of family, friends, and America 🙂


corn & radish salad with jalapeño lime dressing. but i’m hungry

red, white, & blue salad. full belly sisters

avocado dill potato salad. pumpkin & peanut butter

strawberry quinoa salad with orange vinaigrette. mj and hungry man

edamame avocado salad. feed your soul

watermelon, strawberry, and tomato salad. a whole new twist

pink potato salad with beets and quinoa. take a bite out of boca

balsamic veggie pasta salad. pumpkin & peanut butter

grilled summer vegetable salad. a family feast

dilled bean salad with zucchini and quinoa. delicious knowledge



southwest vegetable dip. the cozy cook

avocado lime black bean dip. through her looking glass

roasted tomato and red pepper hummus. ceara’s kitchen

roasted beet & white bean dip. pumpkin & peanut butter

summer garden white bean dip. how sweet it is

blueberry, strawberry, & jicama salsa. two peas & their pod.

grilled guacamole. lauren’s latest


…main dishes…

quinoa beet veggie burgers with adobo aioli. vanilla and bean

rainbow veggie skewers. gimme some oven

green chili black bean burgers. ambitious kitchen

grilled avocado and vegetable tacos. two peas & their pod

sweet potato black bean burgers. pumpkin & peanut butter

buffalo falafel with tzatziki ranch. keepin it kind

cauliflower & portobello steaks. a tasty mess

smoky barbecue sweet potato chickpea burgers. the vegan 8

nuts, seeds, and stuff burger. the friendly fig



red, white, and blueberry popsicles. a dash of megnut

sweet cherry coconut sherbet. sweet and spicy monkey

red, white, and blue berry crisp. pumpkin & peanut butter

fresh fruit lemonade popsicles. the friendly fig

4th of july granola parfaits. the vegan 8

angel food cake with coconut whipped cream and berries. blahnik baker

easy peanut butter sprinkle cookies. crazy for crust


…adult beverages…

watermelon ginger agua fresca. obsessive cooking disorder

coconut watermelon slushies. pumpkin & peanut butter

4th of july wine sparklers. the kitchn

sparkling cucumber watermelon sangria. how sweet it is

grilled pineapple margarita. confections of a foodie bride

frozen watermelon lime margaritas. in my bowl.



Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!


    • Thanks Julie! Your sherbet looks so delicious!

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