Posted on June 25 2013
Remember our freedom this Fourth of July by adding a few delicious (and healthy!) red, white and blue dishes to your backyard get together. The easiest way to keep your dining festive is plenty of berries! Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries, regular and white cherries make a healthy and appropriately colored fruit spread for your party. Filled with antioxidants and plenty of other nutrients, berries are an easy snack to prepare and healthier alternative to potato chips. How many different ways can you serve berries on the Fourth of July? Prepare to be amazed! We love checking out holiday recipes on Pinterest and here are a few of our faves! In case your fruit bowl isn’t quite doing the trick, try out these U.S.A. flag pops from SuperHealthyKids.com. Everything tastes better when it’s in popsicle form, right? Make sure you choose a yogurt that is low in fat and sugar because the sweetness can add up. We all remember rocket pops from the ice cream truck – these are healthier AND tastier, we promise!
Looking for more ways to incorporate healthy fruits? These kabobs not only look adorable with your holiday spread, but also are good for you and easy to make! These were found on CuteFoodForKids.com (originally sourced from preschoolrock.com), along with a bunch of other cute recipes for the patriotic holiday. Before you go crazy with the cute desserts, not all of them are healthy, so read the ingredients very carefully. How about a berry pizza? There are many recipes out there for red, white and blue pizzas but beware of all the sugar, usually hiding in the delicious crust. This version by UndressedSkeleton is much healthier! Sure, it may be for Memorial Day, but it's perfect for your Fourth of July celebration too!
Start your day off right with this patriotic toast from TasteAndTell.com! You can definitely figure out the recipe from the beautiful photo, but choose a low-fat cream cheese option and a strawberry or raspberry jam low in added sugar to keep this breakfast healthy so you have energy to watch fireworks that night.
All right, these recipes all look incredibly appetizing, but what about a traditional backyard BBQ dish to bring to your red, white and blue party? Try this red, white and blue potato salad from myRecipes.com. Even if you or your fellow guests aren't a big fan of eggs, you can always leave those out and it still tastes delicious. Happy Fourth of July!