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4th of July: Toddler Approved Meals

I always get excited when holidays approach! In many ways, I celebrate so much differently now than how I did before kids. I try a lot harder now to have fun food, drinks, crafts, games, and more to do with the girls. We usually have other kids over too, so it makes it more exciting to make a creative treat for more people!  Independence day is one of our favorite holidays because it’s not only great weather to be outside but also, it gives us a chance to show our girls how to be patriotic. It reminds me of my fun childhood by the lake, with family and friends, watching fireworks… it’s one of my favorite holidays!

As for snacks, it can be tricky with toddlers. With the red, white, and blue theme, there’s so many things you can try that even the pickiest of eaters with enjoy it!

4th of July Gummy Stars

Ingredients:

12 oz organic blueberries (frozen is fine)

12 oz organic strawberries (frozen is fine)

8 oz coconut milk

10 oz filtered water (divided)

11 Tbs gelatin (divided)

5 Tbs maple syrup (divided)

Star gummy mold

 

Red, White, & Blue Chocolate Fruit Cones

Ingredients:

½ bag of white chocolate melts

12 ice cream cones

Red, white, & blue sprinkles

1 package of strawberries (and/or raspberries)

1 package of blueberries

 

Flag Dessert

Ingredients:

5-6 cups of red fresh fruit (raspberries, strawberries, cherries)

2 cups of blueberries

3 cups of yogurt or white chocolate covered pretzels

 

Patriotic Breakfast Bars (gluten free)

This is the most complicated recipe recommended. There are some unique ingredients that include: gluten free rolled oats, almond flour, oat flour, almond butter, almond milk, and flax seeds. However, if you already have these ingredients at home, this recipe is totally worth doing! I’ll let you click on the link to see what else is needed to bake up these bars.

 

Blueberry Strawberry Spritzer

Ingredients:

Blueberries

Strawberries

Lemon juice

Ice

Sweet n low (skip and use liquid stevia IF needed instead)

Lime sparkling water or seltzer

 

I hope your kiddos enjoy these as much as mine will! Even the big kids (adults, husbands, teens - lol) will love these. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

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