Easy 4th of July Food and Drinks

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Hey y’all!

It’s almost the 4th of July – who else is ready for a day full of the pool and yummy snacks?! Today I’m sharing some easy 4th of July food and drinks perfect for last minute plans. These are also “skinnier” recipes than the typical cookout foods. Let’s just hop right in.

Jalepeno Poppers

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Ingredients:
4 Jalepeno peppers cut in half
1 block Cream Cheese
1/4 cup Cheddar Cheese
Bacon (I used low-sodium)

  1. Mix cream cheese and cheddar cheese
  2. Stuff filling into cut jalepenos
  3. Wrap each jalepeno half with one slice of raw bacon
  4. Grill until cooked through

 

Kabobs Two-Ways

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Ingredients:

For Hot Dog Kabob –
4 Hot Dog Links (I used Turkey hot dogs)
Sliced Hamburger Pickles
Sliced Red Onion
Ketchup and Mustard (for dipping)

For Chicken Kabob – 
One chicken breast cut into small chunks
6 Slices of Bacon (cut into thirds)
Baby brussels sprouts
One jalepeno (cut into slices)

  1. Soak wooden kabob sticks for approx 1 hour
  2. Alternate each ingredient onto soaked kabobs to your hearts desire! 🙂
    1. For Chicken Kabob, wrap each chicken chunk with 1/3 slice of bacon before adding to kabob
  3. Set on medium heat grill
  4. Sear meat for one minute, then turn heat down and cook for 15 minutes

 

Red, White, and Blue Chip Dish

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Ingredients:
Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
White Queso of your choice
Red Salsa of your choice

This one is super easy – just put the salsa and queso in separate bowls and then lay out the blue chips! Looks impressive with no work!

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Jalepeno Skinny Margaritas

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Ingredients for one drink:
1/4 Jalepeno Pepper
Salt and Lime for rim
3 tbsp Lime Juice
1 1/2 Tsp Agave Nectar, Simpole Syrup, or Honey
1 tbsp Orange Juice (I used trop 50)
Ice
2 oz Tequila

  1. Mix all ingredients and enjoy! Use jalepeno as the garnish.

 

Red, White, and Blue Sangria

Ingredients:
One bottle of sweet white wine
One bottle of brut champagne
Handful of blueberries
Handful of rasberries
Handful of blackberries
Ice

  1. Wash fruit and put in a pitcher
  2. Pour liquid ingredients into the pitcher
  3. Stir and chill for 30 minutes
  4. Add ice and enjoy!

 

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