Healthy July 4th Recipes

red-white-blueberry-skewersLooking for healthy July 4th recipe ideas? Skewer recipes are quick and easy to prepare for July 4th get-togethers and outdoor barbeques. The Red, White, and Blueberry Skewers (strawberries, blueberries, and miniature marshmallows) are festive and sure to please everyone! Shrimp Kabobs and Grilled Pineapple with Ham are outdoor pleasers and can be assembled in just a few short minutes.

Red, White, and Blueberry Skewers

Makes: 10 Skewers

Ingredients:

  • 1 C Strawberries, rinsed, drained, and quartered
  • 1 C Blueberries, rinsed and drained
  • ¾ C Miniature Marshmallows

Instructions:

  1. Prepare by alternating fruits and marshmallows on skewers, and ready to serve!

Shrimp Kabobs

Makes: 10 Skewers

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Medium Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 C Combined, Fresh Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Zucchini, and Yellow Squash, cut in chunks; Whole Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes

Instructions:

  1. To prepare, alternate shrimp, and vegetables on the skewers and season as desired.
  2. Barbeque for approximately 7 minutes on a hot grill, turning skewers over once approximately halfway through grill time.
  3. Remove and serve.

Grilled Pineapple with Ham Kabobs

Makes: 10 Skewers

Ingredients:

  • 2 C Medium Pineapple Chunks
  • ½ lb. Lean Ham Slices, cut in 3 in. strips


Instructions:

  1. To prepare, fold ham strip around pineapple chunk and slide the ham and pineapple onto a skewer.
  2. Continue to add additional pineapple/ham pieces until skewers are full.
  3. Grill for approximately 5 minutes and then serve.