Today on News 4 Jacksonville, I shared healthy tips and recipes for your Fourth of July!
Starting with classic grilled corn on the cob
It’s comfort food that people need right now and there are so many ways that you can enjoy it including salads, bruschetta and even gelato. Dandy offers pre-shucked, ready to cook Tray Pack Sweet Corn for time saving convenience. It’s non-GMO and grown and harvested by the Duda Family from their farms in Florida, Georgia and Michigan. You can visit dudafresh.com for more corn recipe inspiration.
Sheet pan sweet potato chip nachos topped with a Kickin’ Queso Cashew Dip
Serve this plant based app ad top with non-gmo plant-based dip is by Fresh Cravings made with nut based protein and superfood ingredients like chia and hemp seeds. Find it at Walmart along with their NEW flavors including the Spinach Artichoke Cashew Dip and French Onion Cashew Dip. You can also find their ORGANIC Plant Based Dips and Salsa at Publix.
Next on to dessert — first up we have my low sugar blueberry lemon cheesecake
This is made with soaked cashews and Purecane baking sweetener, which is a 1 to 1 ratio zero calorie sugar alternative that contains no bitter aftertaste. It is naturally derived from sugarcane and ethically and sustainable created through a unique type of fermentation. It’s also diabetes-friendly, non-GMO, gluten-free and keto-friendly.
Next we have a patriotic dessert build around blueberries
Fresh blueberry season is currently underway in the US and July is National Blueberry Month. Just a handful of blueberries contains only 80 calories and contribute essential nutrients including Vitamin C, which supports immune health, and fiber, that helps us feel full. Current research is looking at blueberries and their potential beneficial ties to cardiovascular, brain, diabetes management and gut health. I have incorporated them into patriotic single serve blueberry crumbles!
Our final dessert is chocolate protein whoopie pies
These are made with the Atkins Plus Creamy Milk Chocolate Shakes, which are low carb with 30 grams of protein, 1 gram of sugar and only 2 grams of net carbs. The protein adds staying power to this recipe that provides steady energy along with 20 different vitamins and minerals. Find it at Walmart.com, Atkins.com and on Amazon.
Finally, cheers with sparkling blueberry spritzers
I started with Zonin Prosecco which is super fresh made with soft-pressed 100% glera grapes. The must is kept at zero degrees Celsius, which allows Zonin to be bottled every 45 days for freshness. It retails for just under $15 bottle and is perfect for all meals but especially Independence day brunch. Then add sparkling water, blueberries and star shaped apples.
Let me know on Instagram what you are making for July 4th!