June 26, 2022 |  written by IVX Health

Five Fun Fourth of July Recipes for People with IBD

Having an irritable bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the Fourth of July food festivities. Here are five fun and festive recipes to try during your Independence Day celebrations.

Having an irritable bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the Fourth of July food festivities. Here are five fun and festive recipes to try during your Independence Day celebrations.

Grilled Zucchini with Parmesan and Herbs

Using your favorite summer produce, this summer squash recipe makes for a perfect appetizer, snack, or entrée as you celebrate with your friends and loved ones on the Fourth of July. Zucchini is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium and is a common choice for those living with irritable bowel disease, particularly if you choose to peel the zucchini. This recipe takes little preparation, is easy to throw on the grill, and provides a healthy and delicious alternative to many of the traditional Fourth of July snack foods.

Check out the recipe here.

Grilled Caesar Salad

A unique take on the grilled caesar salad, this recipe uses fresh, organic romaine hearts as the both the salad and the plate. If your gut can tolerate fresh lettuce, romaine hearts only contain about 2g of net carbs and additional nutritional benefits. With lemon, Dijon mustard, Parmigiano Reggiano, and seasoning, these individual-sized portion salads still pack a lot of flavor and are fresh and light for a summer barbecue.

Find this recipe here.

Mediterranean Pasta Salad

What says a Fourth of July barbecue more than pasta salad? This Mediterranean-inspired vegan version features artichoke hearts, olives, red onion, cucumber, and tomatoes over gluten-free pasta and is topped with homemade dressing and feta cheese. You can easily omit the pine nuts or any other ingredient if they upset your digestive system without sacrificing flavor. Perfectly light and equally zesty, this recipe is chalk-full of good vegetables, and can be prepared in under 30 minutes.

Check out the recipe here.

Eggplant Burgers with Goat Cheese

Take the Fourth of July grilling game to a new level with these grilled eggplant veggie burgers. In fact, you’ll even be a formidable rival to those classic barbecue burgers and hotdogs! Grilled eggplant is topped with grilled zucchini, yellow pepper, canned lentils, and mixed greens to complete these low-FODMAP burgers. Surprise everyone with their heartiness and flavor!

Find the recipe here.

Red, White, & Blue Parfaits

Easy to make and super festive, these colorful parfait desserts will satisfy your sweet tooth without upsetting your gut. In a clear glass, layer freshly cut organic strawberries, raspberries, and a handful of blueberries with some lactose-free vanilla or plain yogurt. You can add some light whipped topping on top, and sprinkle on some granola, if you’d like, for some extra crunch. This antioxidant-rich dessert is perfect for a hot summer celebration!

Get the recipe here.

Enjoy America’s Birthday!

Just because you have irritable bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, it doesn’t mean you have to take a backseat at your Fourth of July barbecue! With these five seasonal recipes that fall under a variety of IBD-friendly diets, you can partake in all the festivities at any summer cookout!

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