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Red, White, and Blue: Healthy Recipes for the Fourth of July

Kayla Sheely , 07/01/2016

Indulge your sweet tooth this Fourth of July without falling off your healthy eating plan! Choose healthy fruits like berries and melons to satisfy your cravings. With so many fresh fruits and veggies in season, it might be hard to choose! We’ve created a list of some of our favorite fruit-filled recipes to enjoy during the holiday.

7 Sweet Recipes for the Fourth of July


Summertime Blast Smoothie

Start your morning off right with a fresh fruit smoothie! Packed with strawberries, blueberries, and cherries, this smoothie will be a hit (and you may even forget it’s good for you!). Find the recipe here.

Sweet Strawberry and Watermelon Salad

Enjoy your greens with two of our favorite summertime fruits: strawberries and watermelon. Lightly toasted pine nuts top off this yummy salad! Here’s the recipe.

Blueberry Delight

Looking for something to do with all of those extra blueberries? This blueberry delight recipe makes a great dessert or breakfast! Get the recipe here.

Watermelon Summer Salad

Watermelon, tomatoes, and cucumber come together in this healthy, refreshing salad. Add in some fresh mint and basil for a fun twist! Grab the recipe here.

Chocolate Dip

Who said chocolate can’t be healthy?! Make this chocolate dip and chances are you won’t even realize there is spinach and blueberries in it. Here’s the recipe.

Strawberry Limeade Smoothie

This smoothie combines limes and strawberries in a great balance of sweet and tart. It  tastes like summer! Find the recipe here.

Fruit and Berry Green Salad

Mix up your classic fruit salad by adding in some delicious greens, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Squeeze some lime over top and voila! Grab the recipe here.

Fruit Infused Water

Have left over fruit that you aren’t sure what to do with? Try infusing your water! All you need to do is grab a pitcher, toss some fruit in, and enjoy. Try one of our favorite combos or experiment with your own!


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