Thursday, June 28, 2012

Healthy 4th of July Recipes

Written by University of Houston Dietetic Intern, Ashley Eaves.

Here are a couple fun, healthy recipes you can bring to the party!


·         ¼ cup lime juice
·         ¼ cup honey
·         2 Tbsp mint
·         3 cups blueberries
·         1 qt strawberries, halfed
·         3 apples, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks

In a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey and mint. Add all of the fruit and toss to combine. Let the fruit salad set for 15 minutes. Serves 8.


 1    1 package (3.4 oz) sugar-free, fat-free vanilla pudding
·         4 cups fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries)
·         ¼ cup honey
·         2 tsp lemon juice
·         ½ tsp vanilla extract
·         30 vanilla wafers

1.      Prepare pudding according to the package and chill it.
2.      Slice the strawberries and toss all berries with the lemon juice, vanilla and honey. Set aside.
3.      Layer bottom of bowl with vanilla wafers. Top with berries and ½ the pudding
4.      Add another layer of wafers, berries and the rest of the pudding
5.      Crumble the 3rd layer of wafers and top the dessert
6.      Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves 8-10

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