3 Healthy bowls for your 4th of July party
If you are planning a celebration or party for this 4th of July, consider some healthy alternatives to the typical chips, dips, and bowls that take up space on your picnic table. Offer up some bowls that demonstrate the fresh flavors and nutritious produce of the season instead. These will whet your guests’ appetites while providing healthful dishes that everyone will enjoy.
Three healthy and tasty bowls for your 4th of July party are:
Guacamole. Avocados are loaded with vitamins and cancer-fighting antioxidants, and these vegetables are the main ingredient in tasty guacamole. Guacamole is easy to prepare, and it can be made ahead as long as you take measures to prevent it from turning dark. Exposure to air can turn your gorgeous green guacamole into a dark-looking mess, so add the pit of one avocado to the bowl before covering it when waiting for your party to begin. The pit can prevent darkening for a few hours.
Pico de Gallo. Everyone loves salsa, and it is a versatile dish as you can use it as a dip, topping, or sauce for many different dishes. The phrase ‘pico de gallo’ basically means uncooked salad, which is something that families in Mexico would make with leftover veggies, fruit, and herbs. Make your own pico to showcase the season’s best produce: heirloom tomatoes, sweet onion, fresh peppers, and cilantro or coriander. Make a big bowl as fresh, delicious pico can be somewhat addictive, and your guests will gobble it up!
Fruit salsa. The beauty of serving up big bowls of fruit salsa for your 4th of July party is that you can use whatever fruits happen to be most flavorful and in-season at the time of your event. There are numerous fruit salsa recipes online that use ingredients such as mangos, pineapple, apples, and citrus. Add your own touch with fresh mint, lemon balm, and citrus juice to marinate the flavors together. Try baking flour tortillas with a sprinkle of cinnamon-sugar for dipping; kids love this salsa! It also makes a great leftover, and you can add it to a bowl of yoghurt or ice cream the next day.
Make the most of the fresh produce seen this time of year with these three delicious and nutritious party options. These three suggestions are not only wonderful accompaniments to your barbecue or picnic fare, but they are also great toppings and dips that will leave guests feeling satisfied and guilt-free. Try these three fresh and flavorful bowls this holiday!