When it comes to the 4th of July, you can’t not think of warm sunny weather, fireworks, parades, good times spent with friends and family, and of course, food. Whether it’s burgers and brats on the grill, fresh watermelon, or homemade pies, there’s just something wholesome about the simplicity and ease of the food on this day and the way it brings everyone together.
To help you out with your food planning for the 4th, we’ve collected some amazing recipes that will make your 4th of July celebrations burst with blueberry and cherry flavors.
Whether it’s an early morning before heading out on the lake, or a relaxing morning with family at the cabin, start your 4th of July out right with these homemade Blueberry Breakfast Rolls. Pair with a glass of iced coffee and you’ve got yourself the perfect breakfast.
If you’re looking to stick to a more healthy and wholesome breakfast, check out this Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie recipe.
For a cool snack throughout the day that kids and adults will love, try these healthy, homemade popsicles. Even better, there are only three ingredients and you can swap out the raspberries for cherries!
When it comes to burgers, take a chance and try something new with these Cherry Bison Burgers. And while it might sound odd to include cherries in the burger patty, we promise it’s a flavor combo you’ll love.
You can never go wrong with a big bowl of fresh fruit salad for a 4th of July celebration.
And seriously… pizza is always a hit. We love this option of a grilled pizza for dinner topped with cherries, goat cheese and fresh arugula!
And of course, a 4th of July celebration just wouldn’t be complete without a few different options for desserts. While each of these are delicious on their own, we also love the opportunity they hold to festively decorate with stars and stripes, and with the already patriotic colors of cherries and blueberries, these desserts will be the star of your meal.
Mix together our fresh cherries and blueberries for this All-American and classic pie.
These Cherry and Blueberry Shortcakes are not only patriotic without even trying, they’re a perfectly light dessert that are great if you’re having a hot 4th of July and don’t want something too heavy.
If you’re looking to keep dessert simple, you can never go wrong with a piece of angel food cake topped with fresh blueberries, cherries and whipped cream.
Here at Rainier, we hope that whatever you do on the 4th of July to celebrate our independence, you have a wonderful and safe holiday and keep living Wholesome to the Core.