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Create a Red, White, and Blue Fruit and Vegetable Platter that's Perfect for Summer

The beginning of July is always an exciting time - we get to celebrate the 4th of July and enjoy the summer sun. And what better way to celebrate than with a delicious and healthy platter of red, white, and blue fruits and vegetables? This simple but festive recipe adds an extra touch of patriotism to your holiday celebration and summer days.

Bonus: this is a fun, easy recipe that kids can help make, too! (which will increase their willingness to try some fruits and veggies!)


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It's summertime, and what better way to enjoy the sunshine than with a festive red, white, and blue fruit and vegetable platter? With this fun patriotic platter, you can get your family in the spirit of summer while also engaging in some healthy eating! Whether it’s for a Fourth-of-July cookout or just an ordinary dinner night at home — adding some vibrant fruits and veggies into your meal is sure to make any occasion special. Here’s how to create a red, white, and blue fruit and vegetable platter that's perfect for summer.


Recipe to Create a Red, White, and Blue Fruit and Vegetable Platter that's Perfect for Summer

Prep: 25 mins. | Total: 4 hours Serves 8


What You'll Need:

Ingredients:

  • 2 pints of strawberries

  • 2 pints of raspberries

  • 2 pints of cherry tomatoes

  • 2 pints of blueberries

  • 4-5 ripe bananas

  • 1-2 cups of cubed cheese (such as cheddar or mozzarella)

Supplies:


Directions

Prep

1. Choose the fruit, veggies, and other foods that you want to use for your tray. Pictured are: strawberries, raspberries, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, and cheese cubes.

2. Prepare a shallow baking sheet with parchment paper or your preferred tray, arranging it in a visually appealing pattern such as the American flag!

3. Cut or slice fruits and veggies, and cube cheese, according to your pattern arrangement.

4. If preparing ahead, carefully cover with foil or cling wrap, and refrigerate until closer to the serving time.


Make

1. For an American flag pattern: arrange the platter starting with the blueberries in one corner, followed by a row of a red fruit/vegetable (like cherry tomatoes, raspberries, or strawberries), then a row of bananas or cheese, then a row of red fruit, etc.

2. Serve with a variety of dips (such as fruit yogurt dip).

3. Optional: add some patriotic colored toothpicks to hold everything together!



Cooking Tips

  • add some flowers here and there for extra color

  • use a patriotic-themed tray to hold the fruit and veggies

  • make fruit and vegetable shaped stars using a star-shaped cookie cutter


Nutritional Benefits

This platter is not only visually appealing but also nutrient-dense. The combination of colorful fruits and vegetables provides a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants essential for overall health. Plus, it's a great option for picky eaters because they can choose what they want from the platter.


I love making this platter for 4th of July celebrations, and it's always a hit with my guests. The combination of sweet and savory flavors, along with the patriotic colors, makes it a fun and festive addition to any gathering. Your guests will love it, and you'll feel great knowing that you're providing them with a nutritious and delicious option.


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