June 27th, 2015
Our great nation’s birthday is fast approaching and many of us will celebrate with BBQs and potlucks – which are all too often an excuse to indulge. But, as we tell our clients, you do not have to abandon your health and fitness goals to enjoy a festive meal. We talked a little bit about that last week in our summer survival guide. Today we bring you three healthy and patriotic recipe ideas, perfect for a Canada Day potluck.
We are entering the months of wonderful, fresh, and local produce. Why not celebrate with a salad that screams summer and represents the colours of our great country’s flag? Use good quality cheese and the freshest tomatoes you can find.
For dessert, why not trade in a high-calorie regular cake for a cool and refreshing watermelon cake. Red in the middle, with a white whipped cream icing make it perfectly patriotic – bonus points for a strawberry maple leaf on the top.
However you’re celebrating our nation’s birthday, we hope you have a GREAT – and healthy – day!
Updated on June 9, 2022.