June 28, 2023 | Newsletters
Pop quiz: When is Independence Day in the United States?
Today, everyone will tell you Independence Day is on July 4. But some history buffs – and founding fathers – disagree.
On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of a resolution declaring independence from Great Britain. Two days later, on July 4, the congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence. Over the years, the 4th became the observed and official holiday. But founding father John Adams was always adamant that Independence Day be celebrated on July 2. He’d even turn down invitations to appear at events held on the 4th.
These days, most people are a lot less picky about when they celebrate Independence Day (especially with July 1 and 2 falling on a weekend this year).
History debates aside, 4th of July celebrations typically mean good food with great friends. And on that front, Olivia’s has you covered. Read on for four tasty recipes to round out your Independence Day menu.
Spinach & Sun-dried Tomato Burger:
Burgers are the backbone of great cookouts, and this veggie-forward variation is sure to get guests talking. Don’t do ground beef? You can easily swap in another patty for this recipe, or check out our Turkey Spinach Burgers or Crab Cake Burgers.
Roasted Potatoes with Greens:
Small red potatoes and cherry tomatoes play nicely together in this side dish that gets extra pops of flavor (and nutrients) from Olivia’s Organics Power Greens.
Looking for a fresh dessert to end the meal on a healthier note? Or a fruity appetizer to kick things off? These toasts will do the trick, with kale, feta, and strawberries creating an unbeatable flavor combo. Opt for the freshest bread you can find for this recipe.
Gin & Celery Juice Cocktail:
Want to be the hero on this 4th of July? Whip up a batch of these cocktails that are just the right amount of sweet and tangy. Just relax, sip, and repeat!
There you go! Four exceptional recipes to jumpstart your celebrations on July 4 – or July 2!
Now it’s your turn. When are you celebrating this long holiday weekend? What’s your go-to Independence Day dish? How late is too late for fireworks? We want to know! Drop us a line at email@example.com or tag us on Instagram – that’s @Olivias_Organics.
Thanks for making Olivia’s part of your fresh, healthy life. Happy Independence Day!