19 Red, White, and Blue Recipes for Your Summer Food Festivities
Not only do the summer months offer up warmer weather, longer days, and time off from school, it also presents the perfect opportunity for cookouts! As soon as Memorial Day weekend hits, there will be potlucks, 4th of July celebrations, and back yard shindigs for weeks to come. And if you struggle to find the perfect side dish or a yummy alternative to the surplus of cupcakes and pies, we’ve got you covered with these good-for-you red, white, and blue recipes!
We know finding a healthy, delicious spread for next week’s BBQ can be a challenge, since there’s definitely no shortage of unhealthy festive recipes out there. That’s why we put together this collection of summer recipes that will make your party table pop without making your belt buckle bust.
For this collection, we are keeping things patriotic. It features an array of red, white, and blue recipes with bright, delicious salads, berries galore, and plenty of tasty desserts! These 19 recipes are perfect for the 4th of July, or any other time you want to highlight the colors of the USA.
For a healthy and refreshing side dish, try one of these 4th of July inspired salads, filled with everything from fresh fruits to perfectly roasted beets.
Fruit and Nut Spinach Salad
Get the recipe: Spend with Pennies
Red, White, and Blue Salad With Beets, Blueberries, and Goat Cheese
Get the recipe: The Nohery
Red, White, and Blue Salad With Strawberries, Blueberries, and Feta
Get the recipe: Art From My Table
These pre-meal snacks are incredibly festive and just enough to hold guests over until the main meal.
Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs
Get the recipe: Created By Diana
Star Spangled Skewers
Get the recipe: Stacey Homemaker
Get the recipe: Choosing Chia
It’s hard to beat these simple fruit salads in America’s signature red, white, and blue. Ingredients range from strawberries and blueberries to festive star-shaped pineapple.
Strawberry Blueberry Jicama Salad
Get the recipe: The Whole Serving
Red, White, and Blue Fruit Salad
Get the recipe: Life Made Simple Bakes
Note: Using less honey helps keep the amount of sugar in this recipe to a minimum.
Patriotic Fruit Salad
Get the recipe: Eating Richly
To finish the meal, you’ll want something sweet, refreshing, and festive. These eight desserts range from classic summer popsicles to an easy, made-the-night-before chia pudding.
Berry Protein Smoothie Bowl
Get the recipe: Openfit
Mascarpone Cheese Mousse Berries
Get the recipe: Low Carb Yum
Berry Chia Pudding
Get the recipe: Openfit
4th of July Patriotic Popsicles
Get the recipe: The Things We’ll Make
Red, White, and Blueberry Popsicles
Get the recipe: The View from Great Island
Double Berry Coconut Pops
Get the recipe: An Edible Mosaic
4th of July Coconut Water Fresh Berry Popsicles
Get the recipe: Back to the Book Nutrition
Get the recipe: Fried Dandelions
Cool down with one of these signature red, white, and blue drinks.
Sparking Red, White, and Blue Sangria
Get the recipe: Gimme Some Oven
Triple Berry Frozen Smoothie
Get the recipe: In Katrina’s Kitchen