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10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Fourth of July

10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Fourth of JulyFor a fierce 4th of July celebration, check out these ideas that add guilt-free fun to your table!

 

 

1. Raise the flag! These raspberry/mini-marshamallow/blueberry skewers are so easy to do you can have several edible flags adorning your table for a fat-free treat that’s big on sweet while skimping on calories.

 

 

10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Fourth of July

 

 

2. What goes with hot corn on the cob? Really fun cornholders. Who knew there were so many options?? Click HERE for a collection of 10 that range from flip flops to unicorns!

10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Fourth of July

 3.  Smoked Cherry Bombs – an out-of-the ordinary dessert. Don’t let the ‘smoke’ throw you – the instructions explain how they can easily be smoked right on your stove. A 93-calorie crunchy delight!

10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Fourth of July

4. Fast and patriotic. This bandana table cloth can be stitched together by matching up bandana sides or purchased on etsy.com 10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Fourth of July

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. A table cover alternative. Trim something plain with bandanas and hot glue on some jean pockets for utensil holders that won’t blow off the table!

10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Fourth of July

6. Red, white and blue potato salad?! Yes – not only is it a light version, it can be made a day ahead!

10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Fourth of July

 

7. Add some sparkle – try this easy-to-make “sparkler” centerpiece. (Click HERE for directions)

10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Fourth of July

 

8. For a quick make-ahead dessert, these colorful flavored meringues are fat free!

10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Fourth of July

 

9. A sucker that’s good for you? Watermelon just got more fun and easier to eat! (Image credit)

 

10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Fourth of July

10 Fun Lo-Cal and No-Cal Ideas for Fourth of July10. LIghten and load. To reduce the calorie count of your lemonade while adding a healthy boost, add some sparkling water and load up with fruit ice cubes.

 

 

HOPE YOUR FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION SIZZLES!

 

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      1. I’m already looking ahead to other holidays with the bandanas, Noreen. Tropical colors for a summer party, black and orange bandanas for a Halloween table cover, pastels for the next Easter buffet . . . Every once in a while the craft stores have “3 for $1” sales – I’ll have to keep a lookout!

  1. Thanks for these great ideas! My book club meets here next week and you’ve inspired me to go with a fun and EASY Fourth of July/picnic theme.

    1. Good timing! Just one of the many reasons I miss participating in my book club is it was the best place to try out a new recipe – we all loved being guinea pigs for each other!

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