Flag Day is a holiday for all Americans to honor the country’s
most iconic symbol. To celebrate our flag this year, ACME’s
registered dietitian Jennifer Shea has put together some red, white and blue desserts that will please the eyes and tackle the sweet tooth. Plus, they all have fresh summertime berries, which are packed with good-for-you antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Flag Day recipes include:
- Red, White and Berrylicious Parfaits – It’s a great visual to compile
red, white and blue parfaits in clear glasses or martini glasses – And, the
ingredients are delicious! Add sliced strawberries on the bottom, blueberries
on top and either Greek yogurt or light whipped cream in the center. Top with mini American flags toothpicks, if desired.
- Patriotic Strawberries – Try scooping out fresh strawberries with
a melon baller and filling them vanilla Greek yogurt combined with a light
whipped topping. Top the “crème” with a single blueberry to complete the red, white AND blue look.
- Flag Kabobs – Try making flag fruit kabobs by skewering cubed
pineapple, whole blueberries and whole strawberries. They’re fun to eat and to carry around a party.