These meals and snacks are full of nutrient-dense and wholesome ingredients. Get the kids involved and let them take part in preparing these dishes. They’ll learn about healthy eating, gain kitchen skills, and you’ll build lasting holiday memories, all in one!
Start the day off with this quick and easy red, white, and blue oatmeal! Have the kids top their morning bowl of oats with blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries, and a dollop of Greek yogurt. Boost the dish even more with a dash of cinnamon, a drizzle of honey, or the kids’ favorite nuts or seeds.
This trail mix recipe makes for the perfect 4th of July snack. Choose your favorite combinations of the following red, white, and blue ingredients below.
You can premix the ingredients or set up a DIY Trail Mix Station and allow everyone to make their own custom mix! Buy fun baggies for the kids to put their mix in for wherever you travel.
Red: Dried cranberries, dehydrated strawberries, goji berries
White: Cashews, air-popped popcorn, macadamia nuts, peanuts, brazil nuts, yogurt covered raisins or pretzels
Blue: Dried blueberries, raisins
This easy appetizer is sure to be hit! Top whole-grain crackers with light cream cheese, slices of black or Kalamata olives, and cherry tomatoes. Drizzle a little balsamic glaze for a touch of sweetness. If the kids are feeling extra creative, see if they can create an American flag with the different crackers and toppings.
These 4th of July themed muffins are loaded with whole grains and summer berries, making them a fun, festive, and healthy addition to your holiday. Enjoy with breakfast, as a snack, or as a healthy dessert.
Makes 12 muffins
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