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A Gluten-Free 4th of July Picnic

Posted on July 2, 2008 by Glutenfreeda

The 4th of July weekend usually brings up some interesting challenges when dealing with a gluten-free diet. Not only do you have to contend with those well-meaning relatives and friends who desperately try to accomodate you on your diet, but you also have to be somewhat creative on finding gluten-free foods at picnics, boating excursions and outdoor barbecues. We hope that we can provide some helpful suggestions this fourth of July on how not only to survive, but actually thrive on this wonderful summer holiday.

If you happen to be invited to a family picnic or a 4th of July party, offer to bring some delicious gluten-free foods that everyone will enjoy. Not only will your friends and family see how delicious gluten-free food can be, you will also be assured that you can safely enjoy something at the picnic. Or if you are planning on hosting a 4th of July event we have a plethera of items to choose from for a delicious summer menu. Here are some wonderful suggestions that will delight all who attend the party, particularly those on a gluten-free diet. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if your biggest problem will be competing for the last piece!

Smoked Salmon on Crackers
Smokin’ Hot Drummettes
Grilled Shrimp
BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Grilled Polenta with BBQ Sauce
Pasta Salad with Chipotle Dressing
Ceasar Salad Wraps
Black Bean & Tomato Salad
Strawberry Shortcake
Grilled Fruit Kebabs
Banana Mango Frozen Yogurt

Have a safe and fun 4th of July!

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