Happy Independence Day! easy 4th of july recipes

4th of July weekend is upon us! Odds are it’s HOT outside and you have lots of fun activities planned outdoors and you are still frantically trying to figure out some fun, easy 4th of July recipes to wow your guests.

If you know me, then you KNOW cooking ISN’T my thangggggg….so, my prerequisites to any item is that it’s simple, doesn’t have any crazy ingredient I’ve never heard of and healthy (or at least semi-healthy…hey fruit’s healthy, right?!?!).

I do occasionally allow myself a splurge which is why I included the fruit pizza below (umm….sugar cookie crust–YES!).

So, grab your ingredients, whip these up fast and have your guests amazed at your skills. Ha!

easy 4th of july recipes

Protein Packed Parfait

INGREDIENTS:
Greek Yogurt (plain)
Stevia or honey (to taste)
Berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries–your choice)

DIRECTIONS:
Mix the greek yogurt with the stevia or honey to sweeten it just a bit.
You won’t need a lot so taste as you go til you get it just right.
Layer the berries with the yogurt and YOU ARE READY!

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This might be the simplest of my easy 4th of july recipes:easy 4th of july recipes

Red, White and Blue Salad

INGREDIENTS:
Jicama
Blueberries
Strawberries

DIRECTIONS:
Chop up strawberries and jicama into bite size pieces.
Mix with the blueberries.
Enjoy!

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And now for my 4th of July SPLURGGGGGE:

Star Spangled Pizza

easy 4th of july recipesINGREDIENTS:
1 package sugar cookie dough
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
Berries of choice (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, you name it)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
Press the sugar cookie dough into a large non-stick pan (12 inch round) or a cookie sheet.  Leave an inch or two around the edges, as it will expand.
Bake the cookie crust for about 15 minutes or til lightly brown around the edges.
Remove the crust from the oven and let it cool.
In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, & vanilla (or almond) until smooth (frosting–yummm).
Spread the frosting over the cooled crust in an even layer.
Decorate with sliced fruits of your choice!
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Happy Celebrating!
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P.S. Did you celebrate too much? I can help! I match people up with an at home fitness program and nutrition plan to get you the results you are looking for fast! Message me personally at jessica@jessicabowsernelson.com to get started!
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Digging Deeper,
Jessica Bowser Nelson
easy 4th of july recipes

 

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