Easy Patriotic Snack Platter

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Healthy Patriotic SnackBetween Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, I always feel like the summer months are perfect for anything patriotic! Summer is also a season where we really crave lighter snacks and meals. So, I’ve teamed up with  Frigo® Cheese Heads® String Cheese to bring you some fun family snack recipes for the summer! We’re kicking things off with this patriotic American Flag fruit & cheese platter! I love how it turned out! Fruit & Cheese Patriotic PlatterThe colors are so pretty on this! It would be absolutely fabulous for your 4th of July festivities! And, I love that this is such a light snack. Many fun, patriotic recipes I see this time of year use marshmallows for the white. But for a better-for-you option, I LOVED using the Frigo® Cheese Heads® String Cheese in this! String Cheese is one of my boys’ favorite snacks anyway. So, combine that with the fruit and you have a really great platter (perfect for a snack or side dish). American Flag Snack PlatterThe simplicity is great too, since for this “recipe” you only need 3 ingredients. For one platter, I used a large handful of blueberries, about 1 pint of strawberries, and 5-6  Frigo® Cheese Heads® String Cheese sticks. To make your flag, make a rectangle out of blueberries. Then, start your stripes of strawberries and sliced string cheese. Place cut strawberries in a row. Then, place sliced string cheese in a row. Repeat until you have a flag! Healthy Patriotic Kids SnackThe kids absolutely loved this! We served it up after a busy day of swimming and it was enjoyed (quickly) by all the kids and adults! So, if you want a lighter, no-bake idea to bring to  the backyard BBQ, summer potluck, or 4th of July party, this platter is great!

Disclosure: This snack idea was created in connection with my agreement as a contributor to Saputo Cheese USA Inc. However all opinions, ideas, and photography are entirely my own. We’ve been eating Frigo® Cheese Heads® String Cheese long before I was blogging!

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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11 Responses

  1. What a creative idea, love the string cheese stripes! Pinned t make next week! Yeah!! 🙂 Saying hello from the best recipes & DIY link party! I would love for you to stop over and say hello! 🙂

  2. Your wonderful post will be featured at this weekends Happiness Is Homemade Link Party! Thanks for partying with us! I can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a fun and safe 4th of July! Cathy

  3. I love these platters. And I love that you used the string cheese on yours. Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week.

  4. I’m drooling right now! This looks so good. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing this to our party and we hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  5. What a great idea, this is great! I really appreciate you sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a good week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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