Between 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! The 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). The 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! The 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!
It looks great, and is healthy too!
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! 🙂
wow that is gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, and for making me jealous of your blueberries, I can only get frozen ones hear, but am grateful at least for that!
I love it! My family will too. Perfect for the holiday weekend. Pinning.
Hi there Friend, you are so creative! Thank you for joining in at the Friday Favorites Link Party! Please join us again to share what you have been working on this week. Christine @ Must Love Home
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
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.
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
I just love this! I love that all the pieces are bite size, and I love the cheese for the white! So clever! Thanks so much for linking this up to Celebrate It!
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!