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!
for two hungry adults
6 Tablespoons of Swiss Müsli
3 Tablespoons of unflavoured plain yogurt
2 teaspoon of honey
nuts or fruit
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.