Happy Birthday, America! I admit it: I’m a junkie for holidays, themes, etc. so I just HAD to post something red, white, and blue for this week’s recipe blog as you prep for any July 4th festivities. However, I wanted something quick and easy because you’re likely busy hosting or attending events and have enough things to do.
Fourth of July Parfait
Start with this chia seed recipe:
Chia Seed Pudding http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/chia-seed-pudding
In a one-quart jar, combine milk and syrup. Close jar and shake. Add seeds and zest. Close and shake again. Refrigerate until very thick and pudding like – 4+ hours or overnight. Shake or stir occasionally.
Then use blueberries and either strawberries or raspberries to add festive blue and red. Make individual parfaits or one larger bowl to serve as a pretty centerpiece. Serving size is based on fruit – ½ cup fruit = 1 carb.
Enjoy the holiday weekend, but don’t forget that you can still celebrate on plan! Grill up chicken breasts or turkey/chicken dogs or burgers. Grilled veggies or meltdown-friendly side salads round out the meal. Then dive into this parfait or other fruit-based dessert for a light and refreshing finish! Feast to America, feast to your health, and as always…FEAST ON!!!
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