When it comes to making a healthy 4th of July meal you want to look for fresh, clean ingredients. I recommend pairing fruits, veggies and lean proteins together because they’re filling but light, helping you feel satisfied and energized. The following recipes are healthy and festive additions for your 4th of July menu. Enjoy!
- 2 cups diced tomatoes
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ¼ cup diced chili pepper
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bunch fresh basil leaves, chopped
- ½ lime
- 1 lemon
- ½ tsp. sea salt
Preparation: Combine all the ingredients except lemon, lime, and salt in a mixing bowl. Squeeze the lemon and lime juice over the mix and add salt to taste. Mix well and serve. This is also a great topping for chicken or even burgers.
FRUIT SALAD WITH JICAMA
Jicama is a great addition to any fruit salad. Top it with lime juice & honey. Garnish with some freshly chopped mint and coconut flakes. This is so refreshing on a hot summer day!
FLAG FRUIT KABOBS
Fruit kabobs are an easy peasy way to have a nutritious and fun-to-eat dessert. The natural sugars won’t make you crash the same way cookies or cake do. Plus they’re so pretty and impressive!
Don’t knock it until you try it! 😉 Simply, core a strawberry and fill it with a teaspoon of hummus. Finish off with a single blueberry and you’re done. Simple & beautiful!
COCONUT & BERRY POPSICLE
- Fresh Berries ( blueberries, raspberries, and sliced strawberries)
- Coconut Water
Preperation: Drop berries into popsicle molds (smaller pieces will go to the bottom, others will have to be gently nudged into the mold using a butter knife or extra popsicle stick). Pour coconut water over the berries to fill the popsicle mold, then insert popsicle sticks. Cover and chill for several hours. Allow to sit on counter at room temperature for a few minutes for easy release from the molds.
I hope you enjoyed this list of delicious & healthy treats for the holiday weekend! They’re all simple snacks that are sure to please and won’t make bellies too full for fireworks!
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