Happy, Healthy Fourth of July! And a Festive Picnic Recipe

July 03, 2009

by Jean Saunders, HSC School Wellness Director

Happy Independence Day! As we prepare for picnics, barbecues and fun celebrations this weekend, the question arises: what to eat?

This simple treat is easy to put together and hits a fun, festive note with bright-colored bounty from the farmer’s market. It’s easy for kids to assemble and for picnic-goers of all ages to enjoy!

Festive Fourth of July Berry Parfait

  • 1 cup yogurt (You can use plain and sweeten with 1 tsp honey)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ tsp sugar

Divide strawberries in half. Sprinkle half with sugar and crush. Spoon ¼ cup yogurt into a parfait glass or other cup. Add ¼ cup of the crushed strawberries to each. Cover the crushed strawberries with the remaining yogurt. Top with blueberries and sliced strawberries.