Happy almost 4th!
Today I wanted to share with you some of my favorite recipes to make for Independence Day. (Yay!)
Last year I made two desserts: protein cookies with Greek yogurt icing and these:
I bet you can guess which dessert was more popular. Hehe. These are just white cake cupcakes with some red, white, and blue decorations. I think my protein cookies were not sweet enough so maybe I’ll work on that for this year’s treats.
Here are some other great recipes-
From my favorite fitness girls at Tone It Up:
3 Ingredient Cookies: These are so quick and easy to make. You could add some red or blue food coloring to make them a bit more festive too!
Cucumber Rafts: I am making these this year for a BBQ. They are light, delicious, and 100% guilt-free.
Honey Grilled Peaches: If you are looking for something sweet and juicy this 4th of July these simple treats are perfect. If you don’t have a grill you can just use your oven or frying pan.
Sweet Potato Fries: Ditch the Lay’s potato chips and try these!
Quinoa and Veggie Burgers: I will be honest. These are a bit tricky to make at first but once you get them to stick together they are delicious.
From the always-addicting Pinterest:
Red, White, and Blue Rice Crispies: These treats bring back the best childhood memories.
American Flag Fruit Platter: Another simple classic. You could also put the fruit on skewers for easy sharing.
Patriotic Popcorn: Yes. Oh, yes.
Star Spangled Tart: If you are feeling creative this recipe might be for you. Personally I think it would be easier to add the fruit design on top of a pre-made pie/cake. I would go with an angel food cake for a lighter option but that’s just me.
As you can tell I chose recipes that are mostly quick and easy to make. From personal experience Independence Day is a holiday where people like simple foods they can munch on. Since most BBQs and meals for this holiday are not sit-down style people might not appreciate your elaborate foods as much as with another holiday. So my advice is to keep it fresh, simple, and tasty.
I would love to hear which recipes you are trying this holiday. You can leave me a comment below or tweet me @imperfectperla. Also you can follow me on my personal Instagram @cbwright to see which treats I end up making for tomorrow and this weekend.
Have a great 4th of July!