WIAW: Red, White & Blueberry Crisp
I have had 4th of July on the brain all week, and now, it’s finally almost here!
The 4th is one of my favorite holidays: good food, sun, and tons of fun.
But after working hard for a hot beach bod all Spring, you don’t want to blow your load all in one day. So I decided to come up with a fabulous 4th of July dessert that’s diet friendly. And the best part, it’s spirited too!
This Wednesday’s WIAW features my ideal 4th of July menu: Juicy Salmon Burgers and Red, White & Blueberry Crisp.
Thanks to Jenn of Peas and Crayons for this weekly recipe roundup.
1 lb Salmon filets
2 Pieces of Whole Wheat Bread for Homemade Bread Breadcrumbs (recipe below)
1 Egg White
1 T. Dijon Mustard
1 T. Dill Weed
1 Tsp. Salt
1. Preheat oven to 375. Chop up bread. Process in a food processor.
3. Spray a baking sheet with Pam and spread out the bread crumbs. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes.
4. Remove skin from salmon and dice into cubes.
5. Process in a food processor for just a few beats. Do not over-process.
6. Use your hands to mix the bread crumbs, egg white, mustard, dill, and salt into the salmon.
7. Form into patties.
8. Spray a skillet with Pam and cook salmon patties, about 4 minutes per side.
9. Serve with whole-wheat buns. I didn’t have any so I hollowed out an English muffin!
10. Serve with your favorite toppings. We used taziki, mmmm.
Red, White & Blueberry Crisp
2 C. Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 C. Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
2 T. Sugar
1/4 C. Unsweetened Applesauce
6 oz Blueberries
1 C. Sliced Strawberries
1 T. Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Nutmeg
1. Set oven to 350.
2. Rinse fruit and set aside in a bowl with 1 T. sugar.
3. In another bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Then add applesauce.
4. Pour 3/4 of the fruit into a baking dish (9×9). Top with the oats mixture.
5. Use the remaining fruit to make a flag design. Dice the strawberry slices very small to make the stripes.
6. Bake for 30 minutes.
7. Serve with your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt.
We used my new favorite protein-packed ice cream from Erewhon called Halo Top. It’s only 70 calories per serving and has a bunch of protein…much better than the typical 180-220 calories of regular ice cream, which is also packed with fat and sugar.
I’m obsessed with this stuff.
This delicious dessert weighs in at about 100 calories per serving (serves 9) and the salmon burgers are about 200 for the patty. I hope you’ll try both these recipes over the weekend…in between drinking beers and eating chips of course.
Have a happy, safe 4th of July!