Fun and Healthy Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July

by Wendy on June 25, 2013

This year, celebrate the Fourth of July with these fun ideas your kids will, literally, eat up!  These recipes and clever ideas are kid friendly so your kids can make their own Independence Day creations!

 

Stared and Striped Toast

Ingredients:

100% whole wheat bread, toasted

Strawberry or raspberry jam

Cream cheese

Sliced bananas

Blueberries

Directions:

Take a piece of toast, and spread an even layer of cream cheese covering the top of the toast. Then add a layer of strawberry or raspberry jam on top. Create the design of the American flag by placing the blueberries in the corner to create the blue and white starred corner, and create the stripes with bananas.  Your kids can design their own flag for a delicious, healthy, and patriotic breakfast!

 

Fourth of July Fruit Wands

Ingredients:

Watermelon

Blueberries

Strawberries

Other:

Bamboo skewers

Star-shaped cookie cutter

Directions:

Wash your watermelon and then slice into one inch thick slices.  Use the star-shaped cookie cutters to cut out star shapes in the melon.  Then, alternate blueberries and strawberries on the skewers and top with the heart-shaped watermelon pieces.

Alternative:

On a tray, lay skewers from left to right.  To start, alternate strawberries and bananas to replicate the bottom stripes of the flag and top with blueberries to form the left side of the American flag.  Follow this pattern for several skewers.  Then, just alternate strawberries and bananas to complete the striped pattern of the flag.  Edible art!

 

USA Flag Pops

Ingredients:

Strawberries

Plain or vanilla yogurt

Blueberries

Directions:

Chop strawberries finely.  Place 1/2 tablespoon chopped strawberries in bottom of popsicle mold.  Add enough water to barely cover the berries.  Freeze until firm.  Next, spoon about 1/2 tablespoon plain or vanilla yogurt on top of strawberry layer.  Return to freezer until firm. Next, repeat the strawberry layer and then the yogurt layer.  Don’t forget the popsicle sticks!  Last, fill the top of popsicle mold with blueberries.  Fill the rest of the mold with water to cover the blueberries. Return to freezer until popsicles are completely frozen.

 

Patriotic Fruit Flag

Ingredients:

Blue – blueberries or blackberries

Red – watermelon, strawberries, or cherries

White – Bananas or pineapple

Directions:

On a rectangle platter, arrange blueberries or blackberries in the upper left corner of the platter.  Use the watermelon (strawberries or cherries) to form the red stripes and the bananas or pineapple to form the white stripes on your flag. Enjoy!

 

Low-Fat Flag Cake

Ingredients:

2 pints strawberries

1 package (13.6 oz.) prepared fat-free pound cake, cut into 12 slices

1 1/3 cups blueberries, divided

1 tub (12 oz.) COOL WHIP FREE Whipped Topping, thawed

Directions:

Slice 1 cup of the strawberries; set aside. Halve the remaining strawberries; set aside.  Line the bottom of a 13×9-inch baking dish with cake slices. Top with sliced strawberries and 1 cup of the blueberries. Spread whipped topping evenly over berries.  Place the strawberry halves and remaining 1/3 cup blueberries on the whipped topping to create a flag design. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

I hope these fun and simple recipes will help to make your Fourth of July delicious and memorable!

 

Wendy

Wendy

Health Contributor at Creative Bioscience
My name is Wendy and I'm one of the main contributors to our blog. I'm a retired elementary school teacher who's found a new passion for all things relating to health and wellness. If you feel like your body is not in the place it should be, join the club! We're here to help get you where you want to be in a long term way, and avoiding any extreme diets in the process. We believe in natural sustainable methods to reach a state of homeostasis. We want to get our body, spirit, and soul into prime shape and really start loving ourselves! Wendy's favorite product is Raspberry Ketone 1234
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