Independence Day is this Tuesday and it’s time to celebrate! I hope this recipe roundup helps provide some inspiration. Whether you’re firing up the grill at home or bringing a dish to a friend’s, the following 15 festive red, white and blue recipes are sure to impress!
1. Patriotic Parfait
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I love this recipe. It’s full of flavor and color! This can be eaten great as is or scooped up with chips.
In addition to it being tasty it is also good for you!
This recipe is so simple to prepare and will make your house smell wonderful! It is great served over quinoa or rice. For this recipe I used whatever vegetables I had on hand, which included carrots and kale. You can add in other vegetables as well like yellow and red peppers, cauliflower, squash or sweet potatoes.
This vegetarian dish is filled with protein, whole grains and flavor! This recipe serves four people and only takes 25-30 minutes to prepare from start to finish!
This Meatless Monday recipe is great for any day of the week! It is vegan, lactose-free, and gluten-free! An excellent serving of whole-grains, vegetables and protein and jam-packed with vitamins and minerals!
I love juicing, but hate wasting the pulp. In every juice that I make I always include carrots. I decided to save the carrot pulp for baking muffins. The outcome was deliciously amazing! These healthy whole-wheat, carrot, applesauce muffins are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast and great for a snack! A great combination of whole grains, vegetables, fruit, and flavor! Continue reading →
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