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Wednesday, July 03, 2019 - Celebrate the 4th with these Recipes and Activities!

 The 4th of July is the perfect time to catch up with those you enjoy spending time with! Whether it's testing your grill skills or playing a game, being outside is a huge part of celebrating the holiday!

PowerUp with a Recipe

Red and White Sandwich

1 Tablespoon low-fat cream cheese
1/4 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
2 slices very thin whole-wheat sandwich bread
2-3 large strawberries, sliced

Mix cream cheese, honey, and orange zest in a bowl.
Spread bread with the cheese mixture and top with sliced strawberries.
Cover with second piece of bread.

Greek Salad Kabob

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
1 small garlic clove, peeled and minced or put through a garlic press
1 8-ounce block feta cheese, cut into cubes
1 cucumber, quartered lengthwise, and cut into cubes
1 pint (2 cups) cherry tomatoes
1 cup pitted black or green olives

Put the lemon juice and zest, olive oil, mint, and garlic in the bowl and mix well. Add the feta and gently stir. Leave it to marinate while you prepare the other ingredients.
Thread the marinated feta, cucumber, tomatoes, and olives onto the skewers, alternating and arranging them however you like. (Tip: Push the skewers slowly and gently through the cheese cubes so that they won't be inclined to crumble.) Serve right away.

"Pitted" means with the pits removed


 PowerUp with an Activity

A patriotic scavenger hunt!

This game is super easy and fun for moving outside! All you need are 2 miniature flags to hide!

How to play:
-If there are more than 3 kids, create teams
-Have each kid/team hide their flag
-Each kid/team meets back together and goes to find each other's flags
-Whichever kid/team finds the flag first, wins!