Happy 4th of July! How are you celebrating this year? Whether you are staying indoors or headed outside, there are some deliciously healthy snacks that can be enjoyed no matter where you’re celebrating! These yummy red, white, and blue themed treats are sure to make bellies and mouths happy too:
Yes you read that right! Simply slicing watermelon and dressing it with sweet or savory toppings creates a fun and healthy treat (not to mention a hydrating one as you might have read about in our last post on hydration!). Drizzle rounds of watermelon with honey and top with sliced grapes and strawberries for a candy-like healthy treat. Or try this savory watermelon pizza recipe that adds balsamic vinegar and feta cheese to “toasted” watermelon slices creating a sweet and tangy appetizer or snack.
Savory Fruit Kabobs
These delicious savory fruit kabobs are not only healthy, they’re festive in their red, white and blue too! Combine blueberries, mozzarella cheese (or any other white cheese cubes) with watermelon or strawberries. Stack each piece on skewer, sprinkle with salt and even a little balsamic vinegar and serve. Perfect to prep ahead of a party and serve when guests arrive.
This sweet and salty patriotic colored popcorn is sure to please! The flavor is delicious, the calories low and the colors will have your kids and guests excited to munch away. Combining popcorn kernels, oil and a little salt, sugar and some food coloring makes this fun snack a hit. And it’s another easy to prepare ahead of time saving you time to celebrate with your family.
American Flag Pizza
Pizza is always a win with kids. And making it on theme with the 4th of July makes it fun to make too! This American Flag Pizza is a perfect recipe to get your kids involved in the preparation. Everything from rolling out the dough, to slicing tomatoes and laying out the pattern is an easy way to get them involved.
Red White and Blue Pops
These delicious and festive pops are sure to keep your kiddos cool and happy! They’re versatile and easily adapted to make any combination your kids like. Try blueberries, raspberries and limeade. Or strawberries and lemonade. Even coconut water is a delicious and hydrating alternative. Get your kids involved by letting them prepare the fruit and then assemble them in any combination they like!
FroYo Bites are quite possibly the easiest recipe to put together! And they are easy to have little hands help with too. Simply use ice cube trays, or any other freezer forms you have, and combine lowfat vanilla yogurt and your favorite fruits. Freeze and serve! A little more than a bite size makes them a tasty and filling treat. Use black grapes, blueberries, strawberries or raspberries to create a cute red, white and blue theme.