Happy 4th of July! The long weekend is upon us. We’re looking forward to relaxing at home with small (socially distant) gatherings of friends and family.
Holidays are notorious for being filled with food and fun (sometimes too much!). It can be tempting to over-indulge in less healthy foods and drinks until you wake up the next day inflamed, hungover, and hurting.
We know that being prepared with healthy food options is a good place to start so we’ve got a handful of recipes for you this week perfect for your health-conscious BBQ, including a brand new recipe – Raw Cherry Pie!
This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, paleo and delicious! It’s nothing like the unnaturally red, sickly syrupy sweet cherry pies of the past. It will make the perfect centerpiece to any 4th of July spread.
Keep scrolling for this recipe plus some of our other 4th of July favorites.
Jo & Jules
Raw Cherry Pie
Yield: 8 servings
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- ½ cup dates, pitted
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
- Pinch sea salt
- 4 cups organic fresh or frozen cherries, pits and stems removed
- 1 TB. honey
In a food processor fitted with an S-blade, combine raw walnuts, dates, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sea salt until smooth. Press mixture evenly into a pie dish, and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until crust is firm. Meanwhile, in the food processor fitted with an S-blade, combine cherries and honey. Pour into chilled crust, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Variation: You can easily substitute the cherries in this recipe for blackberries, blueberries, or if you are feeling really adventurous, try a mixed berry medley.
Grilled Veggie and Chicken Kabobs with Honey Thyme Mustard
These chicken and veggie kabobs are a tasty and easy main entree for any backyard BBQ. They’re delicious, easy to make, and easy to eat – a great alternative to the traditional processed hot dogs.
If you liked these recipes, we invite you to join our online community! As a welcome-gift, we’ll send you our Conscious Cookout Ecookbook: 13 Recipes for Clean Eating.
We’ll also be sure to share new recipes and healthy lifestyle tips. Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here.