Healthy Fourth of July Desserts

Healthy Meal Ideas, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on July 1, 2014

The Fourth of July is a day dedicated to showing your love for the USA—and for many, their love of the dessert buffet, too. But just because it’s a holiday doesn’t mean you have to choose between being healthy and indulging in a few treats. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the healthiest patriotic desserts we could find, including several vegan and gluten-free options.


Red, White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

Your kids will never guess that these colorful popsicles are actually good for them.

Red White and Blueberry Popsicles

The View from Great Island


Strawberry-Blackberry Sour Cream Scones

Serve up these delicious patriotic scones for breakfast and dessert.

Stawberry Blackberry Sour Cream Scones

Spache the Spatula


Blueberry Cinnamon Hand Pies

Hand pies are the perfect portable dessert for your on-the-go celebration.

Blueberry Cinnamon Hand Pies

A Beautiful Plate


Vegan Blue Velvet Cupcakes

Even your non-vegan guests will want to try these delicious cupcakes.

Blue Velvet Cupcakes

Malibu Kitchen


Fourth of July Fruit Smoothies

Three different smoothie flavors combine to make this red, white and blue striped treat.

Fourth of July Smoothie

Will Cook for Friends


All-American Berry Buttermilk Shortcakes

These shortcakes aren’t just patriotic and delicious, they’re also gluten-free.

Berry Buttermilk Shortcakes

Boulder Locavore


Red, White and Blue Parfaits with Ricotta and Almonds

Vanilla bean sweetens the ricotta while still keeping things healthy.

Red, White and Blue Parfaits

Domesticate Me


Berry-Stuffed Breakfast Cupcakes

Bite into these vegan cupcakes to find the fruit surprise inside.

Berry-stuffed Breakfast Cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Katie


Fourth of July Fruit Flag

The watermelon and feta in this easy-to-make fruit flag is a refreshing combination.

Fourth of July Fruit Flag

Food-Life Balance