Celebrate the 4th of July with these red, white, and blue recipes.
Are you feeling patriotic and ready for some summery celebrations? What holiday picnic is complete without some fun, red, white, and blue-themed 4th of July recipes?
Here are some of our favorite healthy 4th of July recipes:
- Patriotic fruit and veggie platters
- Star-shaped chips and dip
- Red, white, and blue fruit trifle or tart
- Fruity homemade rocket pops
- Popcorn with dried berries
- Veggie burgers
Find links and more information about these 4th of July recipes below! Most of them are simple snacky foods you can easily throw together —perfect grazing options for a picnic or BBQ.
Patriotic fruit and veggie platters
If you arrange a fruit or veggie platter right, you can make it into an American flag! (Now, how long it will stay looking like a flag once everyone’s started snacking is another matter.) Here are 12 ideas of patriotic platters you can make. Or wing it and use your own ingredients!
You could use strawberries for red, pear chunks for white, and a bowl of blueberries for blue. Or go with veggies and use peppers and cherry tomatoes for red, cauliflower for white, and (if you can find them) a blue variety of veggie, like blue or indigo carrots.
Star-shaped chips and dip
Chips and dip is a classic summer snack. You can level up yours and turn it into a festive 4th of July recipe by making homemade chips in a star shape! Here are some simple instructions for making star tortilla chips. Serve them with a healthy dip like hummus or guacamole.
Red, white, and blue fruit trifle
Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries make the perfect base for a light, healthy 4th of July dessert recipe. You can make these toasted coconut and berry trifles with fresh, homemade whipped coconut cream and some decadent chunks of cake (here are some healthy cake recipes if you’re motivated to try one!).
Fruity homemade rocket pops
Rocket pops might instantly transport you back to your childhood. Whether you’re expecting adults or kids at your 4th of July shindig, you can make a healthier recreation with whole fruit rocket pops! The recipe features real strawberries, blueberries, banana, plus lime zest and mint for extra zing and freshness.
White chocolate berry popcorn
Skeptical about this combination? Well, if you’ve ever had trail mix, you know that sweet and salty work pretty well together. To make red, white, and blue popcorn, get your hands on some freeze-dried strawberries (or dry your own in the oven) and dried blueberries. Toss the popcorn in strawberry dust, add blueberries, and drizzle a little white chocolate over everything to finish off the treat. Let it set on a tray and break it into pieces for easy servings.
Grilling is a 4th of July staple, and you can put a healthier patty on your bun by making your own packed with colorful veggies and other wholesome ingredients! Experiment with one of these 12 veggie burger recipes to find your favorites.
Here are some more ideas of healthy recipes for the grill that you can try out at your 4th of July celebration or next summer cookout. Happy Fourth from the team at CapTel!