Simple Summer: 4th of July Turkey Sliders and Fruit Kabobs

Monday, July 1, 2013

holiday red white and blue kids bento lunch planetbox
Simple Summer: 4th of July.  Independence Day is almost here, so its time to start thinking about food.  We love this holiday.  The fireworks.  The BBQ.  The fireworks.  Did I mention the fireworks?  Well, if you are looking for some easy 4th of July themed food, look no further than Lunchbox Dad's Simple Summer!

This is a healthier alternative to some of the food that you will find at parties, but still fun, and still tasty.  You can make this for 4 or 14 and it will still be easy and it will stick with the red, white, and blue theme of the day.  This was made in a PlanetBox Shuttle lunch box.

Turkey Sliders

Ingredients:
--Ground Turkey
--Hawaiian Rolls (trust me these are the ONLY buns to use on any slider)
--Small tomatoes
--White cheese (American, Swiss, etc.)

Directions:
1.  Flatten ground turkey into a sheet and use kiddie cup or small cookie cutter to cut out small circle shape patties.
2.  Season to taste and cook patties.  Slice Hawaiian roll and put slider inside.
3.  Slice tomatoes and cheese.  Arrange on plate or 
in container.  Finish by placing an American flag 
toothpick in each slider.
Blue Yogurt
Ingredients:
--Fat-free vanilla yogurt
--Blue food coloring

Directions:
1. Pour desired amount of yogurt in bowl.  Mix in blue food coloring 2 drops at a time until desired shade is made.
2.  Place in individual bowls or large serving dish.

4th of July Fruit Kabobs
Ingredients:
--1 piece of apple, 1 strawberry slice, and 3 blueberries for each kabob.
--Alternate apples, strawberries, and blueberries as you slide them onto each kabob stick.
--Make enough for 3 sticks for each person.
--For extra flair, cut apple slices into star shapes using vegetable cutter, cookie cutter, or just a knife!

Have fun on your 4th of July and make sure and check-in all summer long for Lunchbox Dad's Simple Summer.  Plus there are some great giveaways and announcements coming so don't miss those.  Keep up with everything on my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and well you know the rest!
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6 comments:

  1. This looks like a fantastic 4th of July meal! Yum!

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    1. Thanks Sarah, it tastes as good as it looks!

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  2. Love the mini burger, it's like a backyard BBQ in a bento box, what cute edible Americana :) Thanks so much for linking up to the 4th of July Linky Party & Happy Independence Day!

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  3. Thanks! I thought a BBQ was the perfect theme for 4th of July.

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    1. Sliders are some of my favorites, they make a really easy BBQ too. Thanks for checking it out Jenn!

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