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Fourth of July Menu Must-Haves

Posted on Sunday, July 1st, 2012 at 10:10 pm under Eat Well.

‘Tis the season for red, white, and blue food.  But that doesn’t have to mean filling your Fourth of July table with artificially colored and flavored food.  Instead, look to nature for bright, colorful, and festive inspiration that is classically American.  Here are some delicious – yet still healthy – food ideas we can’t wait to make this Independence Day!

The Big Question:

What will you be making this Fourth of July?

  • Kuuleivic

    Fruit pizza topped with strawberries, blueberries & bananas.. for the red white & blue 4th of July theme,    Fillets, artichokes, twice baked potatoes
    Victoria Findley

  • Kathleen Walsh

    Keeping it simple!  Just get some Angle food cake from your local grocery bakery, top with strawberries and blueberries.  A little dollop of whipped topping and I’m done!  Yum!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000834320669 Diana Stanhope

    Nom nom, my favorite thing to talk about… food. I have finally decided on a festive idea that will suit those coming over who don’t want grilled meat (like me) I will be making a lasagna that looks like a flag, it’s really easy and you can use your favorite lasagna recipe, I’ll be having spinach lasagna, anyways once you prep your lasagna add a top layer of cheese for the white background, in the top left corner add a field of black olives stars and brush the stripes on with some reserved marinara sauce. Depending on how energetic I am I may try and tackle a red, white and blue trifle like this one. 
    http://www.marthastewart.com/852382/red-white-and-blue-berry-trifle?czone=holiday/sixty-days-of-summer/recipes-ideas&center=276964&gallery=275196&slide=852382 

    Happy fourth everyone!  

    • Charles

      This is an awesome idea!!! Send us an FB email would you Diana, and our LE headquarters will send you a gift!

  • Geet Maha

    I am planning to make Red, white and blue color Pulao (Rice) with Chicken curry and my favorite – GRILLED CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

    • http://twitter.com/EatingMadeEasy Amelia Winslow

       Such a unique idea – I had no idea there was blue rice! Will you post a pic after you make it? Yum!

      • Geet Maha

        I made blue rice by adding blue food color to the rice

    • Charles

      Geet!! Thanks for pointing out that we neglected this post! Even though we have ur deets already send us them again and we will send you a little something!

  • Kuuleivic

    I love the fruit flag..very cute. & the dessert nachos  awesome… I am making my red white & blue fruit pizza with strawberries, bananas & blueberries……& maybe cupcakes for the twins…

    Victoria Findley

  • Amstelma

    With the heat expected to be in the 90′s I am all for the watermelon cocktail and the nuts and berry salad. Light and cool and easy to make. YUM!!!

  • mj webster

    I’m hungry  after reading and looking at all that…salivary glands working overtime…….making my standard:  frozen fruit salad…..combine 8 oz of cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar……..Once that’s all creamy..add 1 extra large cool whip, 2 sliced bananas, 1 cup of blueberries,1 large package of frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup nuts if you want them, 1 large can of crushed pineapple.

    put in 9×13 cake pan….freeze overnight…take out 1 hour before eating….enjoy

  • Jennifer Dysart

    I wil be making red white and blue jello flag cake!  It is so fun and gets a whole family or group of friends involved, 

  • Barbara Nicholson

    Yum!!! I have some organic blueberries in my freezer so blueberry pancakes and blueberry muffins! I won’t be around for the festivities later because fireworks freak out my dog Snuggles so my daughter and I are taking her to my parents house away from any noises or booms!

  • Barbara Nicholson

    One question…where do the root beer floats fit into the red white and blue theme lol?

    • http://twitter.com/EatingMadeEasy Amelia Winslow

       Haha, I was wondering if anyone was going to ask that! I guess they’re just a classic American treat, perfect for the 4th or any summer festivity!

  • Danielle Murgia

    I am making roasted corn salad. First you roast the corn in the oven with a little bit of olive oil. Make sure you ut it off the cob first. The you mix it with some cut up seeded Roma tomatoes, a chopped pepper nd scallions. Mix it in a marinade of ground mustard and red wine vinegar with salt and pepper. Serve with blue corn chips. Hence, red – tomatoes, corn – white , and blue – chips.

  • Markisa10

    I will be making a yummy tomato/ sour cream dip…surrounded by blue tortilla chips :)