It’s officially summer, and Fourth of July is right around the corner! Planning a spectacular party for Independence Day? Use Fourth of July as an excuse to serve more fruits and vegetables this summer!
We’ve got some healthy snacks that are perfect for kids. Creating festive snacks is a lot simpler than you might think. And kids can help put together any of these easy snacks, making bonding time in the kitchen fun and memorable.
These snacks are low in sugar, big on festive flavor, and extra delicious! Check out a few below:
This delicious flag makes a great Fourth of July treat, and it’s fun to make as well as eat. Recreate the American flag by lining up veggies: cherry tomatoes can make up the red stripes, use cauliflower or jicama for the white stripes, and blueberries can make the blue corner. Starfruit slices make perfect stars for your flag!
Fruit Flag Skewers
Adorable and delicious, fruit flag skewers are easy to make. All you need are raspberries or strawberry chunks, banana slices, and blueberries. On a white (or red or blue) serving tray, line up the fruit to make a makeshift American flag. Once you have your flag made, skewer each row of fruit in the order they are laid out. (Don’t let small children do this unattended!) Place the skewers of fruit back on the tray and space them apart accordingly so that they make the flag. Delicious!
Melon Ball Salad
Melons are incredibly refreshing in the summertime, and they make a great dessert or snack. A melon ball salad is easy to make and fun to eat. Simply combine a few tablespoons of lime juice and a little lime peel, and then add about 6 cups of melon balls. You can use watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydews, or any other melon you like. Take a small scooper and scoop out balls of melon after cleaning them to make the melon balls. Super fun to eat!
Patriotic Fruit Salad
4th of the July fruit salads are so easy to make when you consider the possibilities of using different summer fruits. While blueberries take the prize when it comes to giving your fruit salads a blue component, red fruits offer a lot of options. You can use strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, or other red fruits. For the white component, try bananas, apples, pears, or jicama. If you have cookie cutters in the shape of stars, you can make star-shaped watermelon slices. How festive!
Be sure to check out your local farmer’s market for fresh produce and other goodies! You’ll find items that you’ll need for your Fourth of July party as well as other fresh fruits and veggies the whole family will love!
What healthy snacks do you have planned for your Fourth of July party? We’d love to know, so leave us a comment below!