9 Sweetest Ways to Eat the American Flag on Independence Day


Who knew showing your patriotism could be so delicious?  For those who prefer to display spirit through grub rather than garb, here are a few tasty creations for inspiration.  Whether hostess, or ambitious guest, check out some of our favorite ways to chow down with pride. And let’s be honest, even if you’re not looking to challenge Martha Stewart, browsing these pictures will definitely help get you excited to celebrate.

1. Start your day off right. 

Why not start breakfast off with a salute. 

 

2. Berries are your best friends. 

Arranging them on a cake, cupcake, or plate, these natural antioxidants can turn any recipe into another way to eat the flag:

 

3. More healthy flags. 

Berries and cheese galore!


4. You know you love them. 

Chocolate covered strawberries.

 

5. Easy eats. 

For those who don’t want to spend the time delicately placing down every berry; sprinkles and icing make for an easy alternative.


6. Everyone loves a surprise! 

This is not your average vanilla cake.


7. Edible arrangements. 

For those of us less interested in a challenge, just arrange some pre-bought items like colorful cookies or cupcakes and wa-la, another flag to eat!


8. Salty and sweet.

How about trying some patriotic pretzels? 

9. Holiday spirits. 

To truly toast to the occasion ... 


1 ounce watermelon schnapps

1 splash cranberry juice

1 slice jalapeno or serrano pepper

1 slice lemon

1 slice lime

1 1/2 ounces tequila 

1/4 ounce blue curacao

1/2 ounce simple syrup

Watermelon wedge, for garnish 


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Perry Nagin

After working as a middle school science teacher in Manhattan, I worked in research at the International Trauma Studies Program as well as in the Pediatrics Department at NYU/Bellevue. I am currently a medical student at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia.

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