Here are two great recipes with blueberries. First, a wonderful idea by TwoPeasAndTheirPod.com: blueberry, strawberry & jicama salsa! Eat with chips or use it to top your grilled chicken or fish on the 4th of July. Just mix together the following:
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 cup diced strawberries
- 1 cup diced jicama
- 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper, stemmed and seeded
- Juice of 1 large lime
- Salt, to taste
Next, have the kids help with dipping individual blueberries into yogurt and then freezing (use a toothpick or wooden skewer to gently dip each blueberry, then set on a wax-paper-lined cookie sheet). This is a great healthy treat on a hot day! (courtesy laaloosh.com)
A delicious way to use those fresh peaches and raspberries is to make mini pies. Here is a recipe from HelloWonderful.co (She uses a variation of a recipe by Martha Stewart). Mmmmm.
Layered drinks in red, white, and blue are perfect for 4th of July fun (courtesy of InKatrinasKitchen.com). A great way to talk about science with kids, too, as it is the difference in the amount of sugar dissolved in the drinks that keeps them layered (liquids with a higher sugar content are more dense and will stay towards the bottom).
- 1 Cup Red CranApple juice (highest sugar content)
- 1 Cup White Sobe Pina Colada flavored drink (middle sugar content)
- 1 Cup Blue G2 Gatorade (lowest sugar content)
Fill your glass 1/3 of the way full with CranApple juice. Add ice cubes to fill the glass. Then SLOWLY pour 1/3 of a glass of the White Sobe in, directly onto an ice cube, followed by 1/3 of a glass of the blue G2 Gatorade (pour slowly, directly onto an ice cube, so the liquids don’t mix).