Get festive this Independence Day by preparing patriotic treats that are filled with hints of red, white, and blue! These 4th of July inspired treats are perfect for a picnic lunch at the park or a backyard BBQ with friends and family. Whatever the occasion, these treats are sure to add a flair to your day and score you a few extra brownie points with your guests! Get started by taking a look at the recipes below.
Fresh fruit makes for a great treat on those hot summer days. This watermelon blueberry salad from Savoring Today has the perfect combination of fruits and the hint of fresh mint leaves adds a refreshing twist. You can also spice up this recipe by adding bits of feta cheese for an extra kick.
Coconut water and fresh blueberry popsicles
Cool down from the heat with healthy and tropical flavored coconut water popsicles. These frozen treats can be made in a cinch, and are super healthy! Thanks to the sweetness from the fruit of your choice, you can kick sugar to the curb. This is a win for parents and children alike! For this recipe, all you will need is, coconut water and your favorite fresh or frozen fruit. Almost any fruit will work so mix in one of your favorites with a fruit you’ve never tried before. A few popular choices are strawberry blueberry, pineapple strawberry, and blueberry peach. The options are limitless, so grab your ingredients and start creating popsicles the entire family will love!
Red, white, and blue deviled eggs
Deviled eggs are a holiday favorite, but in the spirit of Independence Day, why not turn your plain eggs into replicas of the American flag? Grab a couple bottles of red and blue food coloring, dip your eggs and volila, magic! This recipe form Created by Diane, uses a combination of mayo and Greek yogurt, but if you want to cut out the cholesterol, simply double the amount of Greek yogurt, and get rid of the mayo all together. This makes for an “eggcellent” addition to any meal!
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If you love dessert, these patriotic parfaits will tickle your fancy. They’re sweet, creamy, healthy, and they look pretty cool! For this treat, blueberries and strawberries are layered on top of low fat yogurt and then sprinkled with bits of granola. Can you say perfection! Make your own rendition of this treat, by reading the recipe from USDA below.