We can't believe the 4th of July is almost here!!!! In preparation for the holiday, we are sharing all of our go-to 4th drinks, appetizers and salads! When it comes to the forth many of us may be thinking lots of food & drinks, but we are here to tell you that you can enjoy the holiday & wake up the 5th light, bright and ready to go!
Let's talk the best tips for all the BBQs.
Bring a salad or veggie tray with a delish, healthy dip. We love a platter full of cucumbers, carrots, bell pepper, radish and cauliflower with a side of homemade hummus (check out our recipe on instagram) and dairy free pesto
Bring a large green salad. Everyone will love a greek salad, simple chopped salad or The Daily Summer Salad (recipe below)
Fill your plate with the veggies & protein. We love a turkey burger, chicken burger, or beef burger, leave the hot dogs for the kids! Next fill your plate with the veggie options. This will keep you full, satisfied & bloat free!
3 bite rule! For the things that are more decadent, use the 3 bite rule, place just enough on your plate to enjoy a few bites!
Stay hydrated! Drink lots of water throughout the day & evening. This will prevent the headache the next day.
ENJOY yourself! Be present and have fun!
The Daily Summer Salad
1 bag Mixed Greens
1/2 cup Roasted Corn (buy frozen at TJ)
1/2 cup Cherry tomato
Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar & tsp dijon mustard for a dressing!
Let's get to the fun stuff...here is what we are preparing for the 4th!
3/4 cup of non dairy yogurt fresh cut strawberries fresh blueberries
fresh blackberries 1/2 cup of purely elizabeth granola
to assemble: layer strawberries on the bottom of the cup
then add yogurt next, add blueberries then sprinkle in some granola repeat!! **option to add almond butter for more protein!
1 bag of spinach
fresh cut strawberries fresh blueberries fresh blackberries one handful or marcona almonds or walnuts your choice of lean protein—eggs, ground turkey, salmon or chicken evoo salt and pepper to taste
to assemble: lay a bed of spinach down in the salad bowl next add fruit then add nuts and/or protein
drizzle in evoo and toss
Festive Frozen Bites
Honey or agave
Mix yogurt, vanilla & honey/agave in a bowl.
Spread thin over parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Top with fruit & salted almonds
Freeze for 3 hours.
3/4 can Grapefruit Spindrift
1/2 lime juice
Himalayan Pink sea salt (optional)
Mix. Stir. Sip.
Fourth of July ice cubes
In a bowl muddle blueberries, raspberries and chopped mint. Place spoonful of mix into an ice cube tray then top with water. Freeze for 3 hours.
Place a few ice cubes in a glass & top with sparkling water. Optional: add a shot of vodka or tequila!
Strawberry skinny margarita !
2 oz tequila blanco
1/2 c frozen strawberries
1 1/2 limes freshly squeezed
Drizzle of agave
Blend and serve with lime wedge and American flag 🇺🇸 or blueberry
Slice watermelon, place on parchment paper covered baking sheet. Freeze!
Healthy FLAG CAKE
Prepare cake as directed on the box
Top cake with whipped cream & decorate with berries.