Thursday, June 28, 2012

Red, White and Blue and a German Brunch

It's finally summer and with summer comes BBQs and celebrations and Blog Hops :)
We made some fun Red, White and Blue and otherwise patriotic lunches to kick of summer and give you some ideas for the 4th of July and other upcoming holidays!

For this Red, White and Blue lunch I packed red, white and blue gluten free Tortilla chips from R.W. Garcia with Peach Salsa, a red, white and blue wrap with Roastbeef (red), Provolone cheese (white) and beets (blue) and a red, white and blue fruit salad with strawberries, apple stars and blueberries. To keep the fruit salad fresh I added a 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice and about a 1/4 teaspoon of confectioner sugar to coat the fruit. I also added a cucumber cup with fresh salmon because it is my favorite even though besides the tomato nothing really is red, white and blue but it represents the 4th of July BBQ mood for me.You can find the recipe here.

I also added a German Style Brunch today because I wanted to represent both countries dear to my heart - my home (the US) and my origin (Germany). For this lunch I made another fruit salad. This time with banana, kiwi, blueberries, strawberries and peaches. I added just a little bit of orange juice to prevent browning and a couple of drops of honey. On the other side next to the fruit salad is a Bircher Müsli (recipe below). It is one of my favorite breakfast options. Healthy, easy to make but keeps you going all day! I decorated the Müsli with a dried apricot and a small piece of cereal bar. Also in the Brunch Lunch is a bagel with smoked salmon and alfalfa sprouts, yum!

Now go and see what my friend Marie packed for today!

Bircher Müsli
for two hungry adults

6 Tablespoons of Swiss Müsli
3 Tablespoons of unflavoured plain yogurt
2 teaspoon of honey
1 apple
nuts or fruit
some milk

Add the 6 Tablespoons of cereal to a small bowl.
Add enough milk to wet cereal.
Set aside. Let stand for 5-10 min until cereal absorbed a little bit of the milk.
Peel apple and grate into small bowl.
Add to cereal and milk.
Add yogurt and Honey.
Add nuts, fruit, or fruit salad.

Tip: If your cereal is too wet, add a little more Swiss Müsli and let stand an extra couple of minutes.


  1. Both meals look delicious! Love all of the color in your Red, White, & Blue lunch.

  2. Your red, white, and blue wrap is amazing! What wonderful lunches you made!

  3. omgosh Nina these looks so delicious! can you make ME one, pretty please!?!?

    The cucumber cup is to die for. GREAT JOB!!

  4. Beautiful lunches! They look so delicious!

  5. These are so yummy. I love how you presented it for the hop. Great job!

  6. i LOVE the cucumber cup! I saw that idea once and forgot about it-- thank you for reminding me! And these lunches are awesome!!!

  7. Both lunches looks yummy and I love the colors :)

  8. I am starving looking at these! YUM! I am definitely going to try your Musli recipe.

  9. Holy gourmet bentos! I adore the change up of the wrap, the cucumber cup and the gorgeous bagel sandwich! The presentation is AmAzing! Love it!

  10. I love that you did both lunches. I'm German as well and will definitely be trying that Bircher Müsli. Looks fantastic!

  11. Roast beef beet sammie sounds amazing! I love the little flags!

  12. Love it! Both lunches look great! Love the fruit salads especially!

  13. great lunch! that wrap sounds so good!

  14. Love them both! they look so tasty and lovely :D

  15. They look very yummy! N love the way they are presented. :)



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