Happy 4th!! // Patriotic Toast

Having a good breakfast is the best way to fuel your fun for the 4th of July! These slices of Patriotic Toast provide you with whole-grains, protein, and fruit. Let’s get started!

Start with a few basic ingredients – bread, peanut butter, blueberries, bananas, and strawberries.

Slice the strawberries into small strips. Follow the steps above for easy slicing!

  • Step 1: Wash the berries.
  • Step 2: Slice the tops off the berries.
  • Step 3: Slice the strawberries in half.
  • Step 4: Lay the strawberry halves face down. Thinly slice the strawberries into small strips.

Slice the bananas in the same way you sliced the strawberries.

  • Step 1: Start with 1/2 banana.
  • Step 2: Slice in half.
  • Step 3: Lay each half face down and thinly slice the bananas into small strips.

Now you’re ready to build your very own patriotic toast!

Spread 1 tbsp. of peanut butter on toasted whole-wheat bread.

Top your peanut butter toast with fruit in the shape of a flag. Start with the blueberries, creating a small square in the top left-hand corner. Next add red and white stripes by alternating strawberry and banana slices. Enjoy!

Patriotic Party // Watermelon Skewers

It’s July and that means we get to celebrate AMERICA! Many families have traditions for the 4th of July. Some people run races, play games outside with their families, have barbecues, or watch fireworks! What are your favorite traditions?

These watermelon skewers are a perfect way to honor America at your family party! You’ll love the refreshing taste of the watermelon and blueberries after playing in the sun.

Here’s what you need: watermelon, blueberries, and some skewers.

  • Step 1: Cut the watermelon in half.
  • Step 2: Take one watermelon half and place it face down on your cutting board. Cut it in half again.
  • Step 3: Slice one of the watermelon halves into large sheets.
  • Step 4: With a knife, trace the shape of a star.
  • Step 5: Pull the star out of the watermelon.

Next, decorate your skewer with blueberries and star-shaped watermelon! We thought it was fun to do a line of blueberries topped with one watermelon star. What pattern will you choose?

Happy creating!!

Berry Banana Split

Feeling patriotic? This berry delicious banana split is perfect for those patriotic vibes!

The banana split is an all-american dessert. Wilmington, Ohio claims to be the birthplace of the banana split – it’s inventor being Ernest Hazard in 1907. The town even holds a banana split festival every June to celebrate (sounds fun to me!). Latrobe, Pennsylvania, however, argues that in 1904, their citizen David Strickler invented the banana split. The towns have agreed to disagree. 🙂

Many types of berries are in season, which means they’re super delicious and should be eaten! You can use whatever berries you have on hand for this recipe. Frozen berries can also be used, just let them thaw a little bit before eating.

For this recipe you’ll need a banana, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, yogurt, and granola (optional).bb1f9e34d6090aff663f76411a494cda.jpeg

Start by splitting the banana and placing it in a bowl. Spoon yogurt over the banana.

Now sprinkle all the berries over the top.

Complete your banana split with a little whipped cream!

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The original banana split was topped with marshmallows, pineapple bits, crushed nuts, and cherries. Can you think of any other fun toppings to use??

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Learn more about raspberries by clicking here!

Enjoy!

 

Information for this post came from americanprofile.com and cachampionsforchange.cdph.ca.gov

Fun on the Fourth!

242 years! That is the number of years that the United States of America has celebrated independence. Why is that important? It’s important because the 4th of July is just around the corner!

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Fun fact: The U.S.A was actually approved for independence on July 2nd, 1776 but the Declaration of Independence wasn’t approved by Congress until July 4th, 1776. You might say we’re celebrating two days late! 😉

How will you celebrate this fun holiday?? The 4th of July is a holiday that can be as relaxed or as wild as you want. Whether you’re with family or friends, this holiday is a great time to be active. Below are some fun activities that are perfect for celebrating the Fourth of July.

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  • It’s alway hot on the Fourth of July – cool down by going to a pool or run through the sprinklers in your backyard.
  • Have a picnic with your family and friends. You could make a recipe you find on this blog!
    • Fun fact: About 150 million hot dogs are eaten on the Fourth of July, that is a LOT of hot dogs!
  • Do some Fourth of July crafts! Click here for a lot of fun craft ideas.
  • Set up a relay race at a park or in your backyard.
  • Play frisbee or catch.
  • Watch the fireworks. Pick a color and count how many fireworks you see of that color.
    • Fun fact: Over 14,000 firework displays occur across the country each year.
  • Go on a scavenger hunt. Make a list of red, white, and blue items to find.

Whatever you do, make sure you have a lot of fun and stay safe!

Happy 4th of July!

Information came from history.com