Is there such a thing as a Grain-Free Allergy Friendly party?

It seems like all of the classic cookout foods are made from Grains and Allergens.

But this is Break A Recipe, the place where we recreate our favorite foods without grains and most allergens.

In this blogpost, I’m going to share some recipes and Lifestyle Tips so that you can enjoy your Independence Day celebration without grains and most allergens!

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Welcome To Break A Recipe

My name is Nina Blake, I’m The Grain-Free Lifestyle Coach.

If this is your first time visiting, thank you for stopping by! If you are a returning reader, Grain-Free VIP, newsletter subscriber, or Facebook group member, thank you for all your help! You keep me on my toes. You inspire me to Break New Recipes each week.

Life is better with Foodie Friends, and I’m thankful to call you mine!

It’s My Mission To Help You Simplify & Organize

Your Grain-Free Lifestyle!

I remember how much I struggled when I was new to the Grain-Free Lifestyle in 2012. I also remember how wonderful it was to have Grain-Free cookies that Christmas. Those cookies made me feel normal.

To help you simplify and organize your Grain—Free Lifestyle, I’d like to give you a copy of my cookbook 7 Simple Grain-Free Recipes.

Inside you’ll find recipes for fast mac’n cheese, pizza, brownies, and chocolate chip cookies that get rave reviews! While the recipes are simple, they give you the feeling that you aren’t missing out. They’re some of my favorite recipes for sharing.

Grain-Free Appetizers


Toasted bread topped with melted mozzarella, all without gluten, grain, dairy, egg, soy, corn, almond, cashew, peanut or sesame.

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Grain-Free Dip Trifecta

Three allergy friendly dips without gluten, grain, dairy, egg, soy, corn, almond, cashew, peanut, or sesame.

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3 Grain-Free Allergy Friendly Dips
Grain-Free Allergy Friendly Mozzarella, bread, and peppeproni.

Dairy-Free Mozzarella

All the rich flavor of mozzarella cheese without grains or most allergens. I served this delicious mozzarella with my canapé bread and pepperoni.

Grain-Free Grilling

Smoky Chicken Cheeseburger with herb and garlic roll. Grain-Free and Allergy Friendly.

Smoky Chicken Cheeseburgers

One of the latest recipes to hit my VIP Recipe Box. My Smoky Chicken Cheeseburgers are loaded with flavor and grill up perfectly!

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Lemon Garlic Chicken

Loaded with healthy flavor, this recipe for grilled chicken is excellent with a salad or all of your favorite picnic sides.

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Lemon, garlic, chicken

Sweet Ginger Chicken

I confess this is one of my favorite grilling recipes! It has just the right amount of sweetness and char without all the grains that come with your traditional barbecue recipes.

Grain-Free Sides

Grain free pasta, salad, topped with scallions, carrots, and peppers

Pasta Salad

I love a good pasta salad at an independence day cookout, don’t you?

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Grilled Carrots And Zucchini

Carrots and zucchini hit the grill and caramelize with subtle sweetness.

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Grilled carrots and zucchini served in and oval glass dish on top of the wooden counter
PinGraphic No-Tato Salad Grain-Free & Nightshade Free

No-Tato Salad

A nightshade free recipe that gives you all the flavor of your favorite potato salad.

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Grain-Free Desserts

Grain free mini cakes, in the shape of stars, surrounded by fresh strawberries and blueberries on a silver platter


I love desserts that hold up in the heat! These mini-cakes can be enjoyed with fresh fruit or dipped in icing so there’s no frosting to melt in the heat!

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

All the classic flavor of chocolate chip cookies without gluten, grain, dairy, egg, soy, corn, almond, cashew, peanut, sesame, or nightshade.

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Grain free, chocolate chip cookies. Allergy friendly.
Two green free allergy, friendly brownies stacked with a third brownie, balancing on top of them and resting on a mug in the shape of a plant pot. The mug says I wet my plants in blue lettering.


If I ever don’t know what to bring to a party, the answer is always brownies! I brought these to a party last year and no one knew they were Grain-Free or Allergy Friendly.

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Grain-Free Red White And Blue Dessert Ideas

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A Slice Of The Grain-Free Lifestyle

My first Grain-Free Independence Day was one I will never forget. At the time I was still eating almonds. I made an almond flour cake that I could enjoy and share with my guests.

I hosted the party, and made sure to prepare the old favorites: pasta salads, appetizers, cheese, crackers, and so many desserts! Most of the foods weren’t Grain-Free, but I had a few foods such as the almond flour cake I mentioned above, that I could enjoy.

One of my friends decided she needed to tell me how much she didn’t like the almond flour cake I prepared. I smiled, turned my back to her, and did some dishes. Inside I was screaming, “I’m doing the best I can. I can barely find anything to eat and you can’t leave my cake alone. Why do you have to criticize my cake, when you can eat anything you want? ”

It wasn’t the first comment someone had made about my food allergies, and it certainly wouldn’t be the last. I’ve learned a lot since 2012 when my food allergies were discovered.

As hurtful as her comment was, she was however right! The cake wasn’t great. I had followed someone else’s recipe. I wanted cake, but I had to substitute for dairy, and eggs, and it wasn’t what I was hoping for.

The most important lesson I’ve learned since then is that everyone is happier when Grain-Free Allergy Friendly Food has the appearance, flavor, and texture of the food they’re expecting

Let’s Connect

I’m on a mission to help you pack your Grain-Free Lifestyle with flavor and variety!

Breaking Recipes, teaching cooking classes and helping Grain-Free VIPs simplify and organize their Grain-Free Lifestyle is my passion!

My Grain-Free VIPs learn to Break Their Family Recipes so that they can once again enjoy them without grains and other allergens!

When we start working together, I teach them about Grain-Free Ingredients and how they work together to create recipes with the appearance flavor, and texture of the foods they’re craving! I’m always impressed with how my VIPs break their favorite family recipes so that they can enjoy them safely!

If you’re ready to add flavor and variety back to your table, use the link below so that we can connect.

If you’re ready to save time, become a confident Grain-Free Cook, and ease the anxiety of transitioning to the Grain-Free Lifestyle, then I would love to connect with you!

Thank you again for reading this blog post. I look forward to connecting with you soon.

You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest using the links below. I really enjoy your feedback and comments. I can’t wait to hear how your recipe turned out!

Come connect with others who cook without grains. Life’s better with Foodie Friends. We’d love to have you join us in Grain-Free Lifestyle And Support Community.

Wishing You Safe & Delicious Foods,

❤️ Nina Blake, The Grain-Free Lifestyle Coach