July 4th BBQ Recipes + How to Calm Those Digestive Fireworks

School's out, temps are heating up, and your gang is pumped to celebrate the long holiday weekend with some tasty BBQ and all the fixings. 

Are you searching for new riffs on traditional summertime classics? We’ve got three recipes featuring fresh seasonal ingredients that will delight young and old. 

Later in the article, you’ll find timely advice to help claim independence from the digestive aftermath of holiday indulgences.

So, let’s get cookin’!

1. Korean Barbecue Burgers

Folks often discuss (sometimes heatedly!) the virtues of different barbecue styles. It seems like almost every state  -- be it Texas, Tennessee, or South Carolina -- has its own BBQ claim to fame. But isn't it time to take your tastebuds further afield?

You’ll find lots of different cuts of beef at a Korean barbecue joint, but most will feature a wonderful savory-sweet soy sauce flavoring. Our friends at Cooking Light offered this Korean BBQ burger recipe that is as easy as it is tasty!

2. Quinoa Broccoli Slaw with Honey-Mustard Dressing

Time to give that mayo-laden traditional coleslaw the day off! This healthy up-and-comer features shredded broccoli, quinoa, toasted almonds, and basil in a tangy honey-mustard dressing.

Even better, this make-ahead gluten-free salad won’t wilt at your summer shindig. Plus, it packs well if you’re taking your celebration to the park or beach. Try this yummy Cookie + Kate recipe.

3. Semi-Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Remember it's summertime, and the living (and cooking!) should be easy! Once Upon a Chef served up a delish recipe that’s a gourmet twist on the classic ice cream sando.

Fill store-bought Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers with whatever ice cream your crowd screams for. And the pièce de resistance? Roll red, white, and blue sprinkles around the edges!

Finding Digestive Freedom

Now, here’s the not-so-great news about all this holiday fare. Some foods (healthy or not) may leave your digestive system on the fritz. And we’re betting feeling bloated, gassy and basically miserable wasn’t on your weekend wish list. 

First, keep an eye out for “The Hard 5” foods that can be tough to digest, especially as you age. This category includes meat, fried foods, dairy, raw high-fiber veggies, and alcohol. 

Yup, that means burgers, salads, ice cream sandwiches, and scores of other BBQ faves.  But, alas, there is a way to indulge without totally regretting it later.  Research increasingly shows that natural digestive enzyme supplements may help with digestive dilemmas and food intolerances. †

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Make ReplENZYMES® your trusty “plus 1” for upcoming get-togethers. Our knowledgeable customer service team can answer all your questions! Reach them at support@zenwise.com or M-F from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST at (800) 940-1972.

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