A Gluten-Free Menu to Enjoy on the 4th of July

July 2, 2014

Let's face it, planning a menu for any holiday meal can be stressful and time consuming - especially if you and your family need to consider dietary restrictions.  Don't worry - I've got you covered.  This delicious and ridiculously easy gluten-free July 4th menu will please the kids and adults alike (and even non gluten-free eaters).

Roasted Vegetable and Millet Salad
Recipe from Farm on Plate

Mixed green salads have a hard time standing up to the heat that usually accompanies July 4th.  This year replace it with this wonderful gluten-free roasted vegetable and millet salad.  This dish get's better the longer it sits so make it in advance if possible. 

Gluten-Free Pasta Salad
Recipe from The Gluten-Free Goddess

Just because you are eating gluten-free, doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite barbecue side dishes.  Most pasta salads can be converted to gluten-free by substituting rice or corn pasta.  This lemon herb pasta salad with asparagus is light and refreshing.

Gluten-Free Baked Beans
Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie

Sweet and tangy, baked beans are a must have at any cook out.  This gluten-free version is flavored with apple cider vinegar, molasses, soy sauce, and minced garlic.  You'll want to eat more than one serving.

Citrus Grilled Chicken
Recipe from Cook it Allergy Free

No 4th of July barbecue is complete without grilled chicken - America's favorite meat.  This simple recipe combines a few store bought ingredients to create a sweet and tart marinade.  These chicken breasts take 15 minutes on the grill before they are ready to serve.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Berry Cake
Recipe from The Culinary Life

No one will feel like they are eating gluten-free when you place this decadent three tiered chocolate cake on the table.  The strawberries and blueberries with the freshly whipped cream add a festive red, white and blue touch to the dessert.

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