“Eating Clean on the Cheap” for the 4th of July

July 4th Eats!

  • “Deviled” Eggs
  • Shrimp with Pineapple and Cucumber Salsa
  • Patriotic Graham Cracker Sandwich

Here are some great recipes for your 4th of July holiday! (*on sale at Publix)

Lemon Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple and Cucumber Salsa

  • 4 Shrimp Skewers*
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Squeeze lemon juice over shrimp. Season with salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat, about 2 minutes per side.

For the Pineapple and Cucumber Salsa, I use Ellie Kreiger’s Cool Pineapple Salsa recipe. I love to chop up a bit of jalepano pepper and toss it in as well for a spicy yet cool taste.

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime* juice
  • 1 cup finely diced pineapple*
  • 1/3 cup finely diced, seeded English cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves

Combine all ingredients and serve chilled.

“Deviled” Eggs

For my deviled eggs*, I scoop out the yolk, toss it, and fill the hole with hummus*! This is SO good! I top mine with some basil and red pepper flakes. I even made a meal out of these the other day for lunch by placing 4 halves on a bed of baby greens and drizzling some Greek vinaigrette over the salad- A great combination of lean protein, complex carbs, and healthy fats.

Patriotic Graham Cracker Sandwiches

Of course my kids need a special red, white, and blue treat so we made these patriotic graham cracker sandwiches.

  • 1 graham cracker, divided in half
  • 1 tablespoon reduced fat cream cheese*
  • Strawberries, diced*
  • Blueberries*
  • Cinnamon

Spread 1/2 tablespoon of cream cheese on one of the crackers. Do the same on the other cracker. Place berries on one of the cracker halves and sprinkle with just a bit of cinnamon. Top the sandwich with the other graham cracker half.

Here are some recipes for other 4th Favorites…

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