June 26, 2013

I cycle through phases of each holiday being my favorite. The Fourth had its turn from about age 9-13. I love seeing family & setting off fireworks.

True confession: does anyone else find big fireworks shows super boring? I think if you’ve see one you’ve seen ’em all. But, setting off my own? That’s totally spectacular. My favorite is the one where there’s a little parachuter toy inside you have to try to run and catch.

Lots of desserts will likely be in your line of vision come this Independence Day. This fruit arrangement is like the very popular sheet cake, minus the cake. I felt patriotic and nourished.

Fourth of July Fruit American Flag from Rachel Schultz

For a 9×13 baking sheet, here’s what you’ll need:

  1. 2 quarts strawberries, sliced
  2. 1 pint blueberries
  3. 4-5 bananas, sliced

It’s so easy and all your friends will be like, “wow you’re so health conscious and yet festive.” Happy America Day!

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  • Sunny

    I like this, but I think I’d make a “crust” of Greek yogurt & crunched-up healthy whole grain organic cookies. That would help it “set” & not become just a tossed fruit salad after the 2nd helping!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Great idea! Thanks Sunny.

  • Elizabeth

    I really love this idea and would love to make it for the 4th of July. However, I’m worried about the bananas turning brown. How do you prevent this?

    • Kim Noding

      I’m thinking a quick dip in lemon juice would keep the bananas from browning…

  • Debbie K.

    Love the idea, but how do you keep the bananas from turning brown?

  • Love this & love that it’s super easy! And, I totally agree with you, I usually find fireworks displays pretty boring!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Haha! Thanks, glad to know I’m not the only one.

  • I love this idea! I would have never thought of this. I always find your recipes to be quite good, and I especially love the ones that are healthy. Thanks for sharing. Y’alls apartment is coming together quite nicely. My husband and I are currently remodeling our place. In the grand scheme of things, it’s estimated to take alot of time and money, but we’re patient. So far, we have three rooms completed and 4 more to go. Can’t wait till it’s done. We are gonna put up pics when we are done. Btw, nice profile pic! I haven’t actually stopped by your site lately…just check out the emails everyday so I may be a little late. God Bless you and your husband and have a wonderful day!

    • Rachel Schultz


      Thanks so much! Congrats on your remodel and thanks for reading :)

  • I love this idea, I’m not a big cake eater, so this would definitely be a nice change to the normal sheet cake with fruit.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Yes! I agree.

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