The Fourth of July is coming up, and this Easy Red White and Blueberry Salad is deliciously easy and perfect for holiday parties! This salad with fruit is the kind of recipe I'd consider a healthy treat for a special occasion, and it's gluten-free, meatless and South Beach Diet friendly. Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
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This Easy Red White and Blueberry Salad (with strawberries, banana, and blueberries) is such a perfectly colored salad for a patriotic holiday. And the Fourth of July is just around the corner, a perfect occasion for red, white, and blue food, so I wanted to remind you of this favorite salad as an idea for your holiday menu! (I'd also recommend Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Mock Potato Salad as a Fourth of July party dish; that recipe is already popular even though I just posted it last week!)
You may be surprised to see a fruit salad on my blog, and it's true fruit has much more sugar than vegetables so this is one of those recipes that I consider a healthy treat that you'd eat for a special occasion. But lately I've been hearing a lot about the health benefits of berries, and luckily they're some of my favorite fruits.
I did use a lot of blueberries and strawberries and very little banana in the salad (since bananas are much higher in sugar.) I also use low-carb vanilla yogurt for the dressing, or if you don't want artificial sweetener, you can make your own dressing with plain fat-free Greek yogurt with a touch of vanilla and agave nectar. (I tried both, and I think I prefer the homemade dressing.) This is probably too high in carbs for most of my readers to make often, but it's a wonderful treat for a holiday meal.
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