Yahoo, it’s berry season! My favorite time of year. I’ve put together my top ten healthy red, white, and blue recipes that are both delicious and healthy. Of course, any of them would be welcome additions to a 4th of July picnic, but you don’t have to wait for a holiday to cook up these recipes. Your family will love them any time.
Let’s start with breakfast. Who wouldn’t enjoy this waffle bar from One Sweet Appetite? Look at all those fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. I’m not a morning person, but that’s worth getting up for!
There are a lot of berry parfait recipes out there, but most of them have heavy cream or cream cheese as ingredients. This simple parfait from Glorious Treats uses healthy yogurt instead.
Even the pickiest eaters love fruit salad. This red, white and blue salad from Family Ever After Blog blends raspberries, blueberries and apples with a “secret ingredient.”
If you want to add protein to your fruit salad, try this red, white, and blue quinoa fruit salad from Well Plated. Quinoa is very healthy and it doesn’t taste like bark and twigs.
The white ingredient in this red, white, and blue summer salad from Green Lite Bites is feta cheese. Top the salad off with some sweet poppy dressing and you’ll have a hit on your hands.
Have you ever heard of jicama? Me, neither. According to Cooking Light, it’s pronounced “hee-kah-ma” and resembles a turnip. It’s crispy and juicy and the white flesh is mild in flavor. This Blueberry, Strawberry & Jicama Salsa recipe from Two Peas And Their Pod sounds delicious, especially when served on tortilla chips.
Super Healthy Kids always has wonderful recipes. This American Flag Toast has raspberries, blueberries, and bananas on a thin layer of cream cheese. What a great snack.
Here’s another great snack the kids will love. Put berries and mini-marshallows on skewers and you have these Berry Patriotic Kabobs from Family Circle. The presentation is sure to impress your guests.
Most fruit pizzas are full of calories, but this recipe from Undressed Skeleton is light and healthy. There are only 135 calories per slice. You can enjoy a wonderful dessert without guilt.
Speaking of no guilt, look at this red, white and blueberry trifle from Skinny Taste. Just use fat-free ingredients for the cream filling and you’ll have a healthy, tasty snack.
Enjoy the berry season. It only lasts a short while, so get ’em while they’re hot. They’re healthy, delicious, and look so pretty in red, white, and blue dishes.