Berry Red, White and Blue

The fourth of July is right around the corner. As we celebrate with parades, fireworks, and backyard barbecues, try adding some healthful berries to your dishes like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries. Berries are full of antioxidants, polyphenols, vitamins, nutrients, and fiber. They are also in season, perfect for an Independence Day gathering and to enjoy throughout the summer. Here are some red, white, and blue ideas for a patriotic party: Angel Food Cake with berries is a lower calorie, lower fat dessert option, perfect to share with friends and family. Photo by Jennifer Anthony, RD, LD Prepare an American pie loaded with raspberries, strawberries, or cherries, and blueberries. Use star cookie cutters on the pie crust for a decorative top crust. Photo by Jennifer Anthony, RD, LD Add a variety of berries to French toast or whole wheat waffles for a Patriotic themed breakfast. Photo: Garnish and Glaze website. Accessible at