Fourth of July Barbecue Essentials

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Fourth of July is around the corner; the perfect day to turn the grill on and cook up a feast with your friends and family. But the celebrations don’t have to be all bad for you, especially not when there are healthy alternatives – without skimping on flavor. Whether you’ve been assigned as grill master or want to bring something to your Independence Day celebration, these products are a sure recipe to make it a tasty one.

Carrington Farms

Fire up your grill and choose a healthier oil for roast your veggies and marinate your meats in. With its high levels of saturated fat, coconut oil increases healthy cholesterol and helps convert “bad” cholesterol into good. Carrington Farms Coconut Oil comes in three different flavors — Rosemary, Garlic and Sriracha — and is sure to add both taste and sizzle to your Independence Day party.

PRE Brands

PRE Brands offers a full line up of hand trimmed steaks and ground beef, without the added antibiotics and hormones. Pre Brands is dedicated to creating the highest animal welfare practices with the best environments, resulting in quality food that’s full of flavor.

Beyond Meat

Being vegan doesn’t mean you can’t have a burger! Beyond meat offers a plant-based burger, that looks and tastes as good as the real deal. Containing no gluten or soy, and with 20 grams of protein, this burger will attract even the biggest meat lovers at your barbecue. One thing is certain, vegans won’t be eating just salads if Beyond Meat is involved.

Sir Kensington’s

              

What’s a meal without a little sauce? Not a lot of fun, that’s for sure. Sir Kensington’s offers a range of quality spreads, from the classic mayonnaise to chipotle vegan mayo or avocado oil mayonnaise – because who doesn’t love avocados? If mayo isn’t your thing, Sir Kensington’s killer ketchup is made with less sugar and salt, making it a guilt-free addition to your feast.

Rudi’s buns

Why mess up good quality (vegan or not) meat with a bland tasting bun? Exactly, the bread for your burger is just as important. Rudi’s buns are made with organic wheat flour and nothing but real ingredients, making it the perfect soft and fluffy choice for your patty.

Now, all that’s left is to load up on some lettuce, tomatoes, and onions and your Fourth of July burger is served. Stop by one of GrowNYC’s Farmer’s Markets to pick up local produce — both for your burger and some extra veggies for grilling. You’ll get the freshest ingredients with the best taste, and you’re supporting your community and the environment.

Have a happy, healthy and tasty Independence Day!