Fruitful 4th of July Recipes + Holiday Sales

It's officially here, Fourth of July weekend!!! With the pools splashing and the BBQ grilles warm, I wanted to share some healthy fruit friendly recipes that you can also share with your family and friends this weekend! These are SUPER simple to make! A lot of the ingredients you may already have at home, or a quick 5 min trip to the grocery and you could have everything you need. All of these are gluten free, dairy free and vegan! See below to find some recipes that I'll be making this weekend!

These easy parfaits are an easy crowd pleaser. The best part is they take NO time at all to assemble, leaving you more time to enjoy yourself! It is completely up to you with what you serve these in, but I find glass mason jars give them a nice touch! 

Easy Yogurt Parfaits

Ingredients:
Blueberries
Strawberries
Raspberries
Plain Greek yogurt (or dairy free yogurt like coconut if you want a dairy free option)
Honey (optional)
Gluten-Free Granola (optional)

Method:

Layer your berries, yoghurt, honey and granola one by one in mason jars or small bowls. You can refrigerate them for a few hours to let the flavors soak in together.

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This is a delicious punch recipe that all of your guests will love! Using a star shaped cookie cutter to cut the fruit adds a cute touch.

Sparkling 4th July Sangria (Alcohol Free)

Ingredients:
3 cups sparkling water
4 cups cranberry juice
1 cup orange juice
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
1 punnet strawberries, cut in half
1 punnet blueberries
1 apple, cut into star shapes using a small cookie cutter
1 pineapple, cut into star shapes using a small cookie cutter
1 cup of ice
1 lemon, juiced

Directions 

1. In a large jug or punch bowl combine all ingredients except the sparkling water and ice. Refrigerate for a few hours to let the flavours soak in. 
2. Just before serving stir in the sparkling water and ice.

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Ingredients:
1 watermelon
2 pints blueberries
20 skewers  

Directions 

1. Slice the watermelon into 1/2 inch round slices, and then cut out star shapes using a three-inch star-shaped cookie cutter.

2. Gently slide the blueberries on wooden skewers* and finally place a watermelon star on the top.

3. Place the skewers in a tall glass or in decorated floral foam as an eatable centerpiece. 

* If serving to young kids make sure they're careful with the wooden skewers.

ALSO- there are some great sales going on this weekend during the holidays! Make sure to check out all these below if you looking for a great deal this weekend!

Banana Republic // 30% off regular- priced items and an additional 50% off sale items

CODE: BRTHIRTY (30% off regular- priced items)

CODE: BRGOBIG (additional 50% off sale items)

DATE: Now – 7/5 (30% off regular- priced items) and 7/8 (additional 50% off sale items )

Barney’s Warehouse // extra 60% off clearance, extra 50% sitewide

DATE: until 7/7

BaubleBar // take 30% off sitewide

CODE: RSJULY

DATE: 7/1 – 7/5

BCBG // addtional 40% off sale

DATE: 7/2- 7/6

Blank NYC // 20% off select styles

CODE: JULY4

DATE: 7/2- 7/6

Charm & Chain //20% off your order

CODE: FIREWORKS

DATE: 7/2- 7/6

Dolce Vita // extra 20% off sale

CODE: FIREWORKS15

DVF // additional 25% off sale

CODE: JULY25

Forever 21 // 30% off select styles

Gap // Summer Sale: Up to 50% off select styles

J.Crew // extra 40%-60% off final sale items

DATE: 7/2-7/6 on marked final sale items. See site for additional details.

Joes Jeans// up to 50% off select styles

DATE: until 7/5

L’occitane // receive a free 7 Day Trial of the divine cream + divine youth oil with any purchase

DATE: until 7/5

LOFT // 50% off everything

CODE: GOFOURTH

DATE: Ends 7/3 at 3AM

Nasty Gal // take an extra 40% off sale

DATE: starts 7/1

Old Navy // Red, White, and New Sale: Thousands of for the family for $2, $4, $6, & $8

Select styles

Rebecca Minkoff // up to 60% off select styles

Singer 22 // 20% off sitewide, includes extra 20% off sale merchandise

CODE: FREEDOM2015

DATE: 6/26- 7/7

Target // buy one, get one 50% off on all apparel, shoes, and accessories. get an additional 10% off when you use code at checkout.

CODE: JULY

DATE: 7/12 -7/13

Too Faced // free shipping on all u.s. orders

DATE: 7/5

 

I hope you enjoyed these recipes and you have a happy and safe 4th of July!!