This is a guest post by Nick Lynch, co-owner of the fantastic Superb Health gym, local in Milwaukee, WI.
Independence day comes and goes each year with the same dependence on social norms such as overeating and overdrinking. Just last night my wife and I had to call 911 on some 35-year-old guy who was too drunk to walk. Aaaaah, summer in Milwaukee.
I say: drink some beers, eat some good food and enjoy your time with friends and family—but do it right. This is a good time to celebrate our independence from oppression and enjoy the freedom we live with as Americans everyday. Here are some tips to have a fun, safe and healthy Independence Day celebration.
Grass fed hot dogs on sprouted grain buns with sauerkraut and ketchup.
Eat 1 if you plan on having a beer or two. Eat 2 if you’re not drinking booze and are still hungry.
Want to ensure you’re celebrating all American? Make sure you drink a local micro beer from your area, which are usually run as a ‘ma and pa’ operation rather than being outsourced to other countries to underpay employees and ravish the land.
Grass fed bison meat on sprouted grain bun with lettuce, tomato and pickle. Bison naturally roamed our beautiful country long before the fat and lazy steer made it here. You are what you eat right?
Option 1: R.W Knudsen’s lemonade mixed with sparkling water and ice. This drink is organic, healthy, crisp and refreshing on a hot day. 2 parts water, 1 part lemonade.
Option 2: Make your own lemonade just like great grandma use to. You’ll need a juice squeezer of course. Either the same as great grandma, which would be cast iron, heavy and awesome! Or you can buy a cheap electric one practically anywhere.
- 2 lbs of lemons
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 and ½ cups water
*If you want to add booze, use bourbon 😉
There you have it! Hot dogs, hamburgers, lemonade, booze and fireworks. Encourage any and all physical activities you can such as Frisbee, walks, badminton, swimming, volleyball and so on.
Here is a grocery list to accompany your recipes
- Grass Fed Hot Dogs – Apple Gate Farms (Found at your local food co-op or natural foods store)
- Grass Feb Bison – All bison is grass fed and should say so on the package. If it does not, go for grass fed beef.
- Sprouted Grain Buns – Angelic Bakery, Ezekiel 4:9 and/or Alvarado St Bakery. (Found at your local food co-op or natural foods store)
- Fruits and Veggies – Organic and Local
- Chips – Way Better Snacks, Garden of Eatin and/or Kettle Brand Potato Chips