Four Plant Based Ways to Please Party Guests on the Fourth of July

Don't fret if you don't eat meat, here are some tasty recipes to get you through barbecue season

Try these Lightlife smart dogs for a crowd pleasing dish

Nothing is more American than hot dogs and hamburgers fired up on the grill. This 4th of July, pair the red, white and blue with a little green…and serve plant protein based recipes as a hearty and satisfying alternative for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Here are a few recipes ideas that will delight guests on the 4th:

Cubano Dog

Want to dress up a classic American favorite? Wrap these Lightlife Smart Dogs in Smart Deli Ham for a quick twist that still leaves you time to watch the fireworks.

Vegan Sausage Kabobs with Red Peppers

With half the mess and zero cholesterol, these vegan sausage kabobs help keep the party clean. Pop the sausage on the grill and pair with some red peppers, tomatoes and mushrooms for a simple and flavor packed dish.

Blackened Tempeh Salad with Orange Tahini Dressing

Cool off in the heat with a tasty, blackened tempeh salad. Topped with an orange tahini dressing and paired with your seasonal greens, this dish can be served as a starter or main meal option for all your guests.

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

Take a childhood classic and make it a better for you option with plant based proteins. This Sloppy Joe recipe with Lightlife’s Gimme Lean Sausage will have young and old alike, coming back for seconds.


For more inspirational ideas, visit and get acquainted with The Lightlifers. You can also join the #LLCookOff Twitter Party on June 30th for more grilling inspiration.