This family reunion is a carry-in and rotates locations between the 10 cousins annually. This year, it was at my mom's house. Because my mom had to do all the cleaning and party planning, I prepared the side dishes on behalf of our family. Oh my goodness - they were FABULOUS. I invite you to "get your eat on" now with me . . . (you may need a napkin!).
I made a pizza salad - ever done this - AWESOME! Layer lettuce, turkey peperoni (I used mini pepperonis - boy, those are sure cute and petite!), shredded low fat mozzarella cheese, sliced black olives, sliced (but I chopped) mushrooms, chopped green pepper, sliced cherry or grape tomatoes, a few croutons (you can skip this for calorie sake), and top with a light drizzle of fat free Italian dressing. YES - it tastes just like a pizza without all the calories and fat!
|Doesn't that look delicious . . . get close, smells good, huh! :)|
|Side view: so you can see the layers - I used a pretty short container so you could really get all the different components.|
|The basic layout - making sure it looks as cute as I know it will taste.|
|In case you didn't know what all the "parts" are - fun, huh!|
Here is one of my mom's creations - YUM!
And one of my creations . . .
Thanks Kimbelry @ HealthyStrides for providing the inspiration and Kroger info!!! May not be the most "authentic" Independence Day food, but it was sure DEL-I-CIOUS and I have ZERO guilt for getting my "eat on"!
What do you bring to carry-ins?
Happy Independence Day!!!!