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Keeping It Low Carb on July 4th

June 4, 2020

Here’s a 4th of July menu with plenty of low carb options that will take your backyard barbecue, picnic or potluck to the next level.

To start, you can hit the deli for easy appetizers, such as cheese and meat platters, veggie trays, relish trays or an antipasto tray with olives, peppers, marinated artichoke hearts and mushrooms, plus fresh mozzarella and tomatoes. These hearty snacks will keep your appetite in check when you’re faced with a bowl of salty chips, a serving of potato salad or a bite of a brownie.

Next, take your pick from these low carb burger, brat and rib recipes, as well as low carb salads and sides. Last, but not least? Dessert!

Burgers, Brats and Ribs

Ready to fire up the grill? These entrees are worth it.

Grilled Salmon Burgers with Dill Sauce 

Chicken Burgers Mexicali

Grilled Burger with Avocado and Tomato

Bratwurst with Onions and Sauerkraut 

Glazed Baby Back Ribs

 Chili-Maple-Mustard Ribs

Salads, Sides and Slaws

Most of these dishes can be made ahead, while some are served straight off the grill. They focus on vegetables in season, plus they are portable and pair well with whatever main dish you choose.

 Fresh Broccoli Salad 

Keto Pizza Salad

Lemon and Herb Green Bean Salad

String Bean and Snow Pea Salad

 Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime-Cilantro Butter 

Cauliflower Potato Salad 

Mixed Vegetable Kebabs

Red, White and Blue Coleslaw

 Keto Coleslaw

Red, White and Blue Desserts

The grand finale? Festive desserts featuring fresh fruit. 

Mixed Fruit Salad 

Fresh Fruit Kebabs with Almond Crème

Grilled Pineapple

 Flag Cake

 

You can enjoy the rest of the weekend by getting out and enjoying the great outdoors with these Independence Day activities.

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