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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

13 Patriotic Food Ideas

13 Patriotic Food Ideas

Do you have any Independence Day plans yet? We will be headed to the lake with my in-laws and then hopefully go see fireworks. We always have a huge lunch that has so many left overs to last for dinner as well. Everyone brings something and I wanted to bring something festive and different this year. I'm not sure whether I'm going to bring a desert or main dish yet and since I don't have any patriotic food ideas of my own, I thought I would share some great ideas that I have found in my search to find the perfect recipe! You know these recipes are easy (because I am no cook) and since we are going to the lake they are easily portable as well. Some are healthy, some are not. Enjoy!

1. Chocolate Zucchini Donuts from Inside BruCrew Life:
"Chocolate (kind of sort of healthy) donuts…yes, please!!! These chocolate bites of goodness did not last long at all in our house! They were eaten for breakfast and snack time. I may have even eaten one (or more) for dinner! Why not? It has applesauce, yogurt, and zucchini all up in it…sounds like the perfect acceptable dinner to me:-)"

2. Jello Pudding Pops from no. 2 pencil:
"These Pudding Pops are so fun, and they are so delicious too. They taste just like the original Jello Pudding Pops. My kids absolutely loved these, and they can’t wait for me to make them again for our 4th of July party."

3. Red, White, & Blueberry Breakfast from Mom On Time Out:
"Using Eggo waffles makes this fun and patriotic breakfast come together in a snap."

4. Berry Flag Pull Apart Cake from Mommy & Things: "This showstopping flag dessert combines sweet vanilla cake with colorful strawberries and blueberries for a patriotic 4th of July treat."

5. Fruit Flag from The Frugal Girls: "Get fresh & fruity this 4th of July! Be sure to prepare this treat right before serving and use toothpicks for spearing the fruit!"

6. Strawberry Apple Pie from Family Feedbag: "I love me a pretty pie! The filling in this strawberry apple pie is so bright and beautiful it deserved a pie top that would really show it off. I pressed a star-shaped cookie cutter into my rolled out pastry dough until I had enough stars to layer atop the pie, leaving enough room in between to show off the ruby red yumminess inside."

7. Watermelon Star Cake from My Turn For Us: "This Watermelon Star Cake is a fun healthy way to celebrate Memorial Day or the 4th of July. OK, its not really a "cake" but it looks like one but without all those nasty little calories!! (I know I love those little calories also but so do my hips, LOL) This sweet cake is made with all fresh fruit and a low calorie cream topping."

8. Red, White, and Blueberry Lemonade Pops: "Now you can make this ice cream truck favorite at home! Simply freeze layers of berries, lemonade and creamy yogurt in pop molds. They’re perfect for the 4th of July and the rest of summer, too."

9. Angel Food Patriotic Delight from Tidy Mom:
"You know I’m all about simplicity, so when the awesome people at Lucky Leaf offered to send me some more of their fabulous pie filings and a few simple recipes that would look fantastic on the picnic table on Memorial Day, of course I said YES!"

10. Brownie & Berries Desert Pizza: "Want to wow a chocolate-craving crowd? Make a sweet dessert pizza topped with a creamy layer and tart berries." Try the Gluten-Free Version!

11. Berry Shortcake Stars: "This red, white and blue patriotic dessert may outshine the fireworks at your July 4th get-together!"

12. Red, White, and Blueberry Pasta Salad: "By using quick and easy stir-ins, Suddenly Salad can be whatever you make it: a simple side dish, star of the backyard BBQ, or a crowd-pleasing main course. With seven delicious flavors, there’s a Suddenly Salad mix for everyone and for any occasion. Simply follow the instructions on the box, or visit for delicious recipes."

13. Red, White, & Blue Independence Day Cake from Unusual to Tasty

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  1. Totally pinning this and thank you for sharing!! :)

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  3. great ideas! with a son in the navy overseas the 4th takes on a whole different meaning

  4. These look yummy, thanks for sharing them! Stopping by from the mom mingle link up!
    Michelle @

  5. I want it all! But definitely the strawberry apple pie :) Yum1!

  6. Thanks for sharing!! I will be posting this on Facebook later today:)))

    Hugs, my sweet Friend

  7. Thanks for sharing all of these!
    Pinning to my Holiday Recipe board. =)

  8. great ideas! i will use a few for our Labor Day party

  9. All of these are delicious and great looking recipes. I'm going to try making the Gluten Free Version of the Brownie & Berries Desert Pizza real soon! Thanks!

  10. When my kids were young I always made a red, white and blue jello parfait dessert to take to the lake to watch the fireworks on July 4th. They still remember the dessert as much as the evenings at the lake!

  11. Simple yet patriotic. I like the Popsicle ideas, reminds me of being a kid.

  12. these all sound good, but the brownie and berries dessert pizza sounds best to me!

  13. This post gets me excited about summer! Fourth of July means family, fun, fireworks, AND good food. I am daydreaming about this since its been freezing this whole winter. Ready for some outdoor fun! The fruit flag is my favorite.

  14. I am having everyone over for the fourth this year and I am in need of some recipes, so I am definitely saving this post! Everything looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing :)

  15. Thank you for sharing all of these recipes!

  16. Such fun ideas!! Love the berry shortcake stars!! Sounds fresh and fun!

  17. So many nice ideas here, I especially love the Apple Strawberry Pie with the stars cutouts - oh I must try this!


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