Our great nation turns 148 on Wednesday (Happy Birthday, Canada!) 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.
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1. Caprese salad. 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.
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(Recipe and photo via seashellsandsugar.com)
2. Banana strawberry fruit kabobs. This is a great snack or dessert, especially if you’ll be celebrating with kids! Alternate strawberries and banana pieces on a skewers. A fun, festive, and EASY healthy treat.
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(Photo and image courtesy of zombiesvscupcakes.blogspot.ca)
3. A watermelon cake! 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.
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(Photo and recipe courtesy of soberjulie.com)
However you celebrating our nation’s birthday on Wednesday, we hope you have a GREAT – and healthy – day! For more healthy recipe ideas like these, and lots more useful fitness-related info, check us out on Pinterest.