Fourth of July barbecues are the epitome of summer favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salads and more. So why not try integrating some festive and healthy(ish) recipes into the mix? Read on for eight Fourth of July themed recipes that are tasty and patriotic!
1. 4th of July Popsicles
This sweet treat has no added sugar and is the perfect addition to your 4th of July menu! All you need is some coconut water and berries. You can find my favorite popsicle mold on Amazon. And you can find the recipe here, from Fit and Fly Girl.
2. Festive Coconut Chia Pudding Parfaits
These festive AF chia seed parfaits will provide just enough protein and fiber to keep you feeling full! To add a little blue color to these chia puddings, add some colorkitchen plant-based blue dye. Find the recipe here, from WeekNight Bite.
3. Patriotic Yogurt Bites
Want to make something quick and easy that looks impressive to your 4th of July party host? These yogurt bites are it. All you need is three ingredients and an ice cube tray. Find the recipe here, from Love and Marriage blog.
4. Red White and Blue Cheesecake Strawberries
These cheesecake-stuffed strawberries are packed with antioxidants and are aesthetically in line with an independence day celebration! If you want to make them a tad bit healthier, I use yogurt instead of cheesecake filling. Find the recipe here, from Spicy Southern Kitchen.
5. Fruit Sparklers
These fruit sparklers are a festive snack that even the little ones can help with. (And a sneaky way for us moms to sneak in a healthy snack during a barbecue!). These fruit kabobs may be an even bigger hit than the actual sparklers! Find the recipe from Tastes Better from Scratch.
6. American Flag Appetizer
This red, white, and blue cheese appetizer tray looks just like an American flag. Feel free to swap out the berries and cheeses with your favorites. You can find the recipe from The Better Mom.
7. Patriotic Fruit Salad
This recipe is a keeper because you can switch up the fruits based on your preferences. For example, to incorporate blue into the fruit salad you can use blueberries, blackberries, purple grapes, or a combo of all of them. To incorporate the white, you can use bananas, white peaches, or even white nectarines. Find yourself a star cookie cutter and voila – you have a patriotic fruit salad! You can find the recipe here, from Two Healthy Kitchens.
8. Watermelon Fruit Pizza
This is another fun recipe to get the kids involved in. You can give the kids a spoon of yogurt + healthy toppings for them to make their own “watermelon” pizza. Plus it might keep them busy for awhile. Find the recipe here, from What Moms Love.