Wholesome Dessert Recipes for July 4th


Declare your independence from diet-damaging desserts and try these healthy dessert recipes with a red, white and blue twist. Each features fresh, seasonal fruit and a few other simple ingredients. And while they’re a perfect themed treat for patriotic parties and barbecues, these healthy dessert recipes are way too good to limit yourself to just one day a year!

Try these healthy dessert recipes every day that you crave a little all-American treat:

This patriotic platter could look like an ordinary fruit tray. However, there are a few small details that make this simple recipe special. From bananas dipped in white chocolate to five different types of fruit, our American flag fruit tray is the perfect addition to your July 4th celebration. Click here for the recipe>

Patriotic cheesecake with 5 ingredients

Celebrate Freedom Without Guilt! The fourth of July is just around the corner and light, airy cheesecake is on the menu. With just five simple ingredients, you can create this quick and easy Christmas dessert recipe that will fit into your weight loss menu. Get the recipe>

Festive flag crackers are the perfect healthy snack for your patriotic parties. Graham crackers with non-fat cream cheese and fresh, seasonal berries are packed with nutrients … and flavor! Click here for the recipe>

Red-white-and-blue jello

This red, white and blue pudding mug is delicious and patriotic at the same time. It has flavored gelatin, whipped cream, and sweet, seasonal blueberries … the perfect combination of flavors and colors! Click here for the recipe>

Patriotic red white blue popsicle

Not every popsicle has to be bad for your diet! These patriotic popsicles are festive, tasty, and without guilt. With just two types of berries and a little fat-free Greek yogurt, these goodies are as easy to make as they are to eat! Get the recipe here>


While technically not a dessert, these red, white, and blueberry pancakes are the perfect Independence Day indulgence! With your Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake and a few other simple ingredients, these yummy pancakes count as a SmartCarb and a PowerFuels and a half, so you can choose to fit them into your day as breakfast or dessert! Click here for the recipe>

healthy dessert recipes

Liven up your July 4th menu with some refreshing, delicious (and Nutrisystem-approved!) American flag fruit kebabs. It couldn’t be more patriotic or healthier. Not a wine fan? Sub in blueberries! Do you prefer raspberries to strawberries? Exchange them! The ways to create this patriotic treat are endless – so cool off with fresh and festive fruit this July 4th! Get the recipe here>

Patriotic non-alcoholic sangria

Sip a fruity, flavorful and festive drink on this holiday! Our healthy sangria recipe is alcohol-free but filled with delicious fruits like strawberries, blueberries and green apples. Get the recipe here>


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