Memorial Day Fruit + Cheese Jar Salads

May 20, 2015

Memorial Day Fruit + Cheese Salad Jars |dcgirlinpearls.com
Anybody else completely forget about the long weekend coming up? And the fact that swimsuit season is pretty much upon us?
I’d rather not talk about the bagels, chicken fingers + tacos I ate this weekend like a 5 year old who was left home alone. So I’m hitting the reset button and doing my best to get my fruits, veggies + lean proteins in this week. But what about the weekend? With the Memorial Day BBQs and picnics, it’s pretty easy to snack and go overboard with burgers, hot dogs + macaroni salads. Speaking from experience.
So, in the spirit of trying not to eat like a child, I wanted to come up with a healthy Memorial Day picnic snack. Of course, it had to be red, white + blue.
Memorial Day Fruit + Cheese Salad Jars |dcgirlinpearls.com
Hello, Fruit + Cheese Jar Salads!
Because honestly, I wasn’t really sure what to call these little guys…
Full disclosure: I originally wanted to have the fruit + cheese be on a skewer but the cheese didn’t take kindly to be skewered. So I had to go with a back-up plan but I think the mini-canning jar works perfectly.
Is there anything more Americana than a canning jar?
Nope. There is not.
Memorial Day Fruit + Cheese Salad Jars |dcgirlinpearls.com
Keeping the red, white + blue theme going, IZZE Sparkling Blueberry is a fun drink for the Memorial Day weekend! Just add a red stripe straw for instant-Memorial Day picnic fun.
And it’s easy on the waistline, too ; )
Though if you added some prosecco or vodka, I wouldn’t mind. It’s a long weekend, after all!
Memorial Day Fruit + Cheese Salad Jars |dcgirlinpearls.com
Oh, and my American flag koozie is hands down one of the best post-brunch Target run finds of all time!! I couldn’t find it online but here’s a pretty patriotic koozie set if you’re looking for Memorial Day party favors. It’s also never too early to stock up for 4th of July!
Memorial Day Fruit + Cheese Salad Jars |dcgirlinpearls.com

Written by Lauren of DC Girl In Pearls

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1 comments

  1. Yum! I love using the little jars too they are so perfect!

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