Healthy 4th of July (Q13 FOX News)

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Happy Independence Day! We shared ideas for a healthy and yummy 4th of July on Q13 FOX News. Everyone loved the Burger Bites, and there was none left before we left the studio!












Burger Bites with Horseradish Mayo and Special Sauce
Burger without the bun couldn't get any cuter! This is a great appetizer. Serve with my special sauce and horseradish mayo, or any condiment that you would put on a burger!
Burger Patty
  1. Bit of grapeseed oil for grilling or frying
  2. Pound of grass-fed ground beef
  3. ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  4. ½ teaspoon salt
  5. Pinch of pepper
  1. Lettuce
  2. Cherry tomato, sliced
  3. Pickle
Special Sauce
  1. ½ cup mayonnaise
  2. ¼ cup ketchup
  3. 2 tablespoons finely grated onion
  4. 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  5. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  6. ¼ teaspoon finely ground black pepper
Horseradish Chive Mayo
  1. ¼ cup mayonnaise
  2. 2 teaspoons horseradish
  3. chives, chopped
Special Tools
  1. Toothpick
Season Beef
  1. In a pound of grass-fed ground beef, add a 1/4 teaspoons each of garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Add a pinch of pepper. Use your hands to incorporate the seasonings.
Make Patties
  1. Make a ball about the size of a ping-pong ball by rolling the beef in your hands.
  2. Then, carefully press the middle to make a disc. The center should be slightly indented so when they cook, they don’t turn into balls.
Cook Burgers
  1. Grill or pan-fry the beef patties to desired doneness, about 2 minutes per side. (When you press the pattie, juices should be clear.)
Make Special Sauce
  1. Combine ingredients.
  1. Place a small piece of lettuce, a sliced cherry tomato, and sliced pickle on top of
  2. the burger patty, and use an American flag toothpick to secure them. Serve with special sauce and horseradish mayo on the side for dipping.
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Red, White, and Blue Water
  1. Water
  2. Ice
  3. Blueberries
  4. Strawberries
  1. Place water in a pitcher.
  2. Add blueberries, quartered strawberries, and ice. It’s so beautiful! Enjoy!
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Star-Spangled Salad
  1. Romaine lettuce, ripped into bite-sized pieces
  2. Blueberries
  3. Strawberries, quartered
  4. Feta cheese
  5. English cucumber
  6. Home made or store-bought natural poppyseed dressing, or your favorite dressing
  1. 1. In a bowl, add bite-sized romaine lettuce.
  2. 2. Sprinkle in blueberries, quartered strawberries, and a little feta.
  3. 3. Slice english cucumbers into about 1/4 inch slices, and use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut hearts out of the middle.
  4. 4. Place the stars and the circles (with star cutout) on top of the salad.
  5. 5. Use homemade or store-bought all natural poppyseed dressing and enjoy!
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7 Comments on “Healthy 4th of July (Q13 FOX News)”

  1. Great idea – great appetizer. I used small slices of Roma tomatoes, which fit better than cherry. Option: Use any Decorated Toothpick & other matching Holiday platter for other events.

  2. Dear Amber,
    Your Star-Spangled salad looks so beautiful that I would hesitate to break it up to eat it. Do I have to wait until 07/04/2014 to make this? No, this would be wonderful for any day of the year.
    I am a friend of Tiger Takada of Kamakura, Japan, who has known your grandfather Frank for a long time, possibly 40 years plus. At age 77, I am about 4 years older than Frank, but want to live at least 10 more years to observe what kind of an accomplished culinary artist you’ll become; you already are one, but your future is immeasurable. You must be a half Japanese, and that makes me so proud of you. All the best. Aki Iwamoto

  3. I would love to meet you, and cook with you. You have awesome cooking shows! My Mom and I are starting a cooking show. I like being healthy also. I think being healthy is cool! I love your 4th of July snack I am going to make it soon. I love your cooking shows every Tuesday morning at 9:45.

    have a great weekend. Kyla

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