8 Healthy Dessert Recipes Perfect for July 4th

Declare your independence from diet-destroying desserts, and give these healthy dessert recipes featuring a red, white and blue twist a try. Each one features fresh, seasonal fruit and a few other easy ingredients. And while they make a perfectly themed treat to bring to patriotic parties and barbecues, these healthy dessert recipes are way too good to be confined to just one day of the year!

Try these healthy dessert recipes any day you’re craving a little All-American treat:

American Flag Fruit Tray

This patriotic platter might look like an ordinary fruit tray. However, there are few small details that make this simple recipe special. From white chocolate dipped bananas to the five different types of fruit, our American Flag Fruit Tray is the perfect addition to your Fourth of July festivities. Click here for the recipe >

5-Ingredient Patriotic Cheesecake

Celebrate freedom free of guilt! Fourth of July is right around the corner and light and fluffy cheesecake is on the menu. Using just five simple ingredients, you can create  this quick and easy holiday dessert recipe that fits into your weight loss menu. Get the recipe >

Festive Flag Crackers are the perfect healthy snack to serve at your patriotic parties. Featuring graham crackers topped with fat-free cream cheese and fresh, seasonal berries, they’re packed with nutrition… and flavor! Click here for the recipe >

Red-White-and-Blue-Jello

This Red White and Blue Pudding Cup is delicious and patriotic all at the same time. It’s got flavored gelatin, whipped topping and sweet, seasonal blueberries… the perfect flavor and color combo! Click here to get the recipe >

Patriotic Red White Blue Popsicles

Not every popsicle has to be bad for your diet! These Patriotic Popsicles are festive, tasty and guilt-free. Featuring just two types of berries and some non-fat Greek yogurt, these tasty treats are as easy to make as they are to eat! Get the recipe here >

pancakes

Although technically not dessert, these Red, White & Blueberry Pancakes are the perfect treat for Independence Day! Featuring your Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake and a few other simple ingredients, these tasty pancakes count as one SmartCarb and one-and-a-half PowerFuels, so you can choose whether they fit in your day as a breakfast or a dessert! Click here to get the recipe >

healthy dessert recipes

Liven up your Fourth of July menu with some refreshing, delicious (and Nutrisystem-approved!) American Flag Fruit Kebabs. It doesn’t get more patriotic and healthy as this. Not a grape fan? Sub in blueberries! Prefer raspberries over strawberries? Swap them out! The possibilities to create this patriotic treat are endless—so, cool down this Fourth of July with some fresh and festive fruit! Get the recipe here >

Patriotic Booze-Free Sangria

Sip on a fruity, flavorful and festive beverage this holiday! Our healthy sangria recipe is free of booze but filled with delicious fruit like strawberries, blueberries and green apples. Get the recipe here >

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