Red, White and Blue Recipe Roundup

Looking for a patriotic dessert or side dish to bring to your next summer get-together?

Look no further because we have five unique recipes that will wow your family and friends. Not only are these recipes kid-friendly and fun but many of them contain antioxidant-packed blueberries and calcium-filled cheese. Here are some of our favorite recipes to add some red, white and blue to your diet!

red, white and blue fruit and cheese appRed, White and Blue Fruit and Cheese Appetizer

All you need for this quick snack are berries, cheese and some toothpicks. Enjoy these satisfying, refreshing appetizers that are full of heart-healthy nutrients that help prevent numerous cardiovascular diseases.

cheesecake bitesRed, White and Blue Cheesecake Bites

Craving cheesecake? Why not try this healthy twist on a classic recipe? Full of fiber and antioxidants, these bites are sure to be a crowd favorite. The phytonutrients in berries also help protect the body against inflammation and heart disease. These are both good for your health and delicious!

watermelon, blueberry and basil quinoa salad

Watermelon, Blueberry & Basil Quinoa Salad

This salad makes for a fun, nutritious side dish for any summer BBQ. Spruce up your basic quinoa with blueberries and watermelon, which are loaded with vitamin C, vitamin B6 and many more nutrients your body needs to function.

red, white and blueberry yogurt barkRed, White and Blueberry Yogurt Bark

This unique treat is made with protein-filled Greek yogurt and cancer-fighting berries. Did you know that Greek yogurt is higher in protein than regular yogurt? One serving contains 15 to 20 grams. Spend time with your kids by making this quick, easy and filling dessert with them!

buffalo chicken tortilla pinwheelBuffalo Chicken Tortilla Pinwheels

Who knew an appetizer could be this festive while also being nutritious? These delicious pinwheels are made with blue cheese, which is a great source of protein and magnesium. It also contains vitamin B12, which helps your nervous system function. This snack is filled with protein to energize you for your summer day.

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