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Red, White, and Blue Recipes for the Fourth of July

Red, White, and Blue Recipes for the Fourth of July

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In honor of America’s birthday, it's time to salute our favorite red, white, and blue foods. Each of these colorful dishes contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that can help keep you healthy and protect against disease.

Many red foods contain antioxidant vitamin A and C, while many white foods contain potassium and the plant chemical allicin, which may help lower blood pressure. And blue-colored foods get their gorgeous hue from the phytochemical anthocyanin (also found in red foods), which has been associated with a decreased risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Celebrate this Fourth of July—and your health—with these scrumptiously patriotic recipes, many of which pair well with these low-calorie backyard burger recipes under 500 calories.

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Blueberry Maple Mojito Mocktail

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With flavorful layers of maple syrup, fresh blueberry juice, mint, and lime, you won't miss the rum in this celebratory mocktail. (Although, if you want to add a splash, that's cool, too.) 

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Red, White, and Blue Overnight Oats

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Truth: Overnight oats are a game-changer. This grab-and-go breakfast is perfect for when you need to eat on the run or when you want to have breakfast ready so you can get right to party prepping. The cherry (err, blueberry) on top? The festive color palette. (Here are 20 other overnight oats recipes you'll be obsessed with.) 

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Raspberry Panna Cotta

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Panna cotta, a cold Italian custard, makes the perfect non-ice cream treat for a Fourth of July dessert. Sprinkle a few fresh blueberries on top of the raspberry layer to add a final festive touch. 

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Red, White, and Blue Healthy Soda Float

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This healthy homemade float uses sorbet (that you DIY with Stevia In The Raw and fresh lemon juice), cranberry juice, and fresh blueberries to score its distinct patriotic coloring. Make a big batch, and you can snack on the extra sorbet for dessert, too.

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Coconut Chia Pudding

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Chia pudding is like an at-home science experiment that you'll actually want to eat at the end. Pour some magical chia seeds into a jar with coconut milk and honey, then refrigerate overnight. Yep, it's that easy. (Try these other healthy chia seed pudding recipes, too.)

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Red, White, and Blueberry Parfait

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This colorful parfait may be perfect for the Fourth, but it's a healthy breakfast option all year round. (Just ask Jen Widerstrom, who picked it as one of her fave easy breakfast ideas.)

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Flourless Breakfast Pizza

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You can totally eat pizza for breakfast—but we're not talking about the cold leftovers from last night's pepperoni pie. This flourless breakfast pizza crust is made with chickpea flour, almond milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and is topped with sesame seed butter, fruit, and anything else you have in the fridge. You'll never wait until dinner for pizza again.

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Baked Beet Chips with Blue Cheese Dip

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This creative, healthy twist on chips and dip will replace greasy potato chips at your Fourth of July parties forever. (P.S. you can also use beets instead of meat in your burgers.)

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Red, White, and Blueberry Fruit Salad

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There's no need to buy 10 types of fruit to create an interesting fruit salad. Toss berries and coconut flakes for a naturally sweet treat that fits the occasion perfectly.

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