We celebrate Independence Day with all our family and friends, and it’s about good food, fun, and fireworks for us. The get-togethers and picnics offer a not-so-healthy menu that can spoil one’s weight loss goals. These barbecue parties serve food with the high calorific value which can lead to weight gain after the celebrations are over.
But don’t you worry, we are here with our quick and healthy recipes to help you in shedding those extra pounds and maintain weight loss goals. Binge on the healthy bites and make the most of Independence Day celebrations.
A famous quote from La Rochefoucald says:
“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
Here, we are sharing with you a list of four delectable recipes to celebrate and relish.
1: Red, White, and Blueberry Fruit Skewers
Feel the freshness of fruits and maintain weight loss goals with fruit skewers.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Nutritional Value: 53 calories, 0.1g fat, 13.5g carbs, 0.7g protein per skewer.
- Bananas, three large and cut into pieces
- Strawberries,13 large, hulled and cut in half
- Blueberries, about 1/2 cup
- Wooden skewers, 9
Take one skewer, string one-half strawberry followed by banana piece and repeat it. Fill the remaining space with blueberries. Make five skewers in this pattern.
First, string the half strawberry followed by banana piece till the skewer gets filled, make four skewers of the same pattern.
Place the skewers in the order shown on a platter like the American flag. Serve immediately.
Note: Save banana from browning by dipping it into the mix of 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice before skewing it.
2: Red, White and Blue Salsa
Enjoy the crunchiness and savory of sweet berries and jicama with this quick and simple salad. Complete your party with a nutritious salsa.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Nutritional Value: 51 calories per serving, Total fat 0.3g, Sugar 6g.
- Fresh blueberries, 1 cup
- Strawberries, diced, 1 cup
- Jicama, diced, 1 cup
- Cilantro, chopped, 1/3 bowl
- Red onion, chopped, 1/4 cup
- Jalapeno pepper, chopped, seeded, 2 tablespoons
- Lime juice, 1 large
- Salt to taste
- Tortilla chips
Take a bowl to add blueberries, strawberries, jicama, cilantro and rest of the ingredients. Add salt as per taste and serve salsa with tortilla chips at room temperature. You can also go with grilled fish or chicken to add more to salsa. Eat fresh.
3. Mini Berry Cream Pies
Try this quick and healthy dessert to maintain your body. This recipe plays best for potluck parties or get-togethers. Keep them handy in a tray and serve well.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Nutritional value: 33 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated), 0 g fiber, 3 g carbohydrates, 1 g protein.
- Whipped cream, 1/4 cup
- Sugar, 2 teaspoons
- Nonfat Vanilla Greek Yogurt, 1/4 cup
- Mini phyllo cups,15, frozen
- Blueberries,15, fresh
- Raspberries,15, fresh
Take a small bowl and beat cream until it gets into soft form. Add sugar and beat until stiff. Add more yogurt and divide it among phyllo cups. Place the cups in a tray and top them with one blueberry and one raspberry each. Refrigerate up to 4 hours.
4: Grilled Blackberry, Strawberry, Basil and Brie Pizza Crisps
Who doesn’t love pizza? Rock the party with our healthy take on pizza.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Nutritional Value: Calories 138 kcal, total fat 7g, saturated fat 3g, Cholesterol 14mg.
- Olive oil, 1/4 cup
- Basil chopped, 16 leaves, divided into two parts
- brie sliced, 8-12 ounces
- Strawberries, chopped, 1 (1/2) cups
- Blackberries, 3/4 cup
- Pepper, 1/2 teaspoon
- Balsamic Honey Glaze
- Balsamic vinegar, 1/2 cup
- Honey, 3 tablespoons
Make the dough at least 2 hours before the final recipe. Prepare the honey balsamic gaze by adding balsamic vinegar and honey to the saucepan and cooking it till half at slow flame. It will take 10-15 minutes.
Preheat the grill and place pizzas, don’t place it more than 2 minutes. Bubbles on the dough signify the right way to grill, use tongs to remove pizza and repeat it with remaining pizza rounds.
When all the pizzas are ready, turn the heat on the grill down to medium. Top the grilled side of pizza slices with brie, leave a ½ inch border so that brie doesn’t melt over the rack. Add blackberries and chopped strawberries and grill them again for 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish it with fresh basil and drizzle on the honey balsamic glaze. Place the berries in the pattern shown in the picture to give it a flag look.
Get ready for the 4th of July, you all with scrumptious American recipes that are healthy and low-cal. Share your clean eats with your folks without any guilt and maintain weight loss.
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