July 1, 2021

Four Healthy Desserts For Your Fourth of July Celebration

Healthy Living, Nutrition

Is there a better way to honor Independence Day than with friends, family and a full spread of delicious food? Absolutely not! While the grill usually takes center stage on this holiday, the dessert table is the real showstopper. From classic crumble bars to frozen summer treats, these festive Fourth of July desserts will add a delicious splash of red, white and blue to your table.

Red, White and Blueberry Crumble Bars

Chewy, sweet and full of fruity flavor, these crumble bars are the perfect Fourth of July treat! Containing nearly zero sugar, you can feel good about letting your little ones snack on these bars.


Berry Filling:

2 cups strawberries, sliced

2 tablespoons granulated sweetener or choice

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Oat Bars:

1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup natural almond butter

1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 teaspoon salt


1/3 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Get the full recipe on Healthy Hacks.

Starstruck Berry Marshmallow Pies

These are the easiest mini pies to assemble, and you won’t be able to get enough of these tasty tarts. Topped with ripe summer berries and citrus lemon zest, served over a lightly sweetened marshmallow crème, this dessert will be a crowd favorite.



1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened

1 teaspoon milk

2 teaspoons granulated sugar


8 oz. fat-free cream cheese

7.5 oz. (half 13 oz. tub) marshmallow crème

1–2 teaspoons lemon peel, grated


1 cup fresh blueberries

1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced

2 tablespoons honey

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Get the full recipe on Urban Bakes.

Red, White and Blue Double Berry Coconut Pops

These patriotic popsicles are a different take on bomb pops, but just as good! Festive and fun, these red, white and blue pops help you cool down after a long day in the sun.


7 oz. fresh strawberries, hulled and coarsely chopped

3 1-gram packets stevia, divided

1 cup canned light coconut milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen

Get the full recipe on An Edible Mosaic.

Layered Rainbow Jell-O Salad

The most colorful and whimsical treat of all, this rainbow Jell-O is the perfect finger food for parties. Fun to make and even more fun to eat, kids and adults alike will love this treat.


6 (3-ounce) boxes of Jell-O gelatin (any flavors you’d like)

6 3/4 cups water, divided

3 cups nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt

Get the full recipe on Two Healthy Kitchens.

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