The 4th of July has often used an excuse to pig out on our favorite comfort foods. Do not worry, you can still show your love for America while serving healthy foods.
If you are like me, Independence Day snuck up on me (even though it is the same day each year).
Luckily I found these amazing, healthy, fast, and simple 4th of July recipes.
Wow everyone with a fruit flag. All you need are blueberries, strawberries cut in half, sliced bananas, and kabob skewers.
Blueberry, banana, and strawberry kabob American flag No skewers, no problem. You can also just carefully arrange the ingredients on a platter.
You can also try different fruits. If you carefully arrange apples, they can be used as the white stripes.
Want some patriotic protein with your fruit? This is a beautiful spin on a watermelon and feta salad. Just drizzle some olive oil, salt, mint, and vinegar on the carefully placed watermelon and feta or blue cheese.
Watermelon, feta cheese, and blueberry American Flag
You can do amazing things with skewers and a star cookie cutter and watermelon.
Watermelon Cookie Cutter Stars
You can make it simple with blueberries.
Or you can jazz them up with other fruits and goodies like marshmallows or cheese.
Watermelon star, strawberry, blueberry, and marshmallows or cheese
No cookie cutter? No problem. Make the watermelon and feta salad into a kebab!
Watermelon, feta, and blueberry kabob.
American Flag Toast
This is the perfect 4th of July breakfast that is super kid-friendly.
The same ingredients are delectable on a piece of whole wheat or sprouted toast. You can use strawberries or your favorite red jam. I also put peanut butter under the jam and fruit. Yum Yum.
Blueberry, banana, and strawberry jam American Flag Toast
Simply layer blueberries, low-fat and high-protein Greek yogurt, with strawberries.
Patriotic Parfait: Layer Blueberries, Fat-Free Greek Yogurt, and Strawberries
These red, white, and blue popsicles have no added sugar and are made from pure fruit. The blue is blueberries, the white is pureed bananas, pineapple, and lemon juice, and red is made from watermelon and strawberries. Find more exact directions here.
Red, White, and Blue All Fruit Popsicles
This site has several recipes for homemade red, white, and blue fruit popsicles.