#Patriotic: Our Favorite Healthy Instagram Picks for July 4th
If your healthy lifestyle doesn't quite welcome American classics like hot dogs and burgers with open arms, rest assured that it's possible to eat patriotically on Saturday without completely sidestepping your efforts. When we asked you to share your finest healthy treats on Instagram in honor of July 4th, just like that, our #HealthyEatsFN hashtag was flooded with gorgeous, good-for-you red, white and blue treats. Here are some of our favorites.
Follow @jar.of.lemons' lead with frosty, patriotic treats that come with a healthy twist: Superfood Snow Cones. Instead of pouring electric-hued, processed syrups over shaved ice, make your own using alternative sugars and real frozen fruits (blueberries for blue and raspberries for red). Learn how to make these icy, better-for-you cookout favorites here.
If there's ever been a reason for us to dust off our ice pop molds, @laurenlowstan's fruity pops are it. Made with fresh watermelon puree and scattered with blueberries and shaved coconut, these frosty treats on a stick are ultra-refreshing and naturally red, white and blue.
@casey2cook keeps her 4th of July preparations simple by coring fresh strawberries and serving them with just a little cream. Served on a bed of blueberries, this easy red, white and blue treat could work as dessert on the 4th — or even breakfast.