On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed, claiming our independence from Britain. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States where Americans celebrate their freedom and independence with barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings. With the holiday right around the corner, celebrate the red, white, and blue with some of these colorful, easy to make treats!
Mini Berry Cream Pies
• ¼ cup whipping cream
• 2 teaspoons sugar
• ¼ cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt
• 15 frozen mini phyllo cups
• 15 fresh blueberries
• 15 fresh raspberries
Beat cream in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar; beat until stiff. Fold in yogurt. Divide the yogurt cream among phyllo cups, keeping the cups in their plastic tray. Top each with 1 blueberry and 1 raspberry. Serve immediately, or chill for up to 4 hours.
Per serving: 33 calories; 2 g fat ( 1 g sat , 0 g mono ); 5 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 11 mg sodium; 7 mg potassium.
Red, White & Blue Corn Chip Bites
• ¾ cup fresh salsa
• 24 blue corn chips
• ¼ cup finely crumbled cotija cheese
Drain any excess liquid from salsa. Top chips with the salsa and sprinkle each with cheese. Serve immediately.
Per piece: 10 calories; 0 g fat ( 0 g sat , 0 g mono ); 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 61 mg sodium; 24 mg potassium.