You’ve planned the main course, so we’ve taken care of dessert! Fear not friends, these healthier Fourth of July desserts might be healthy but they don’t skimp out on taste. Your menu just got a whole lot tastier, healthier and easier!
Red, White, & Blue FroYo Pops
Ice pops were great as a kid, but that’s before we were worried about things like added sugars, syrups, and dyes. This year, take the healthier route with these easy FroYo pops! If you’d like, there’s even a protein option for those who want to sneak in a little TLS® Shake in there.
Prep Time: 2 hours
Serves: Makes 6-8 pops
- Greek yogurt*
- Strawberries, quartered
- Fill popsicle mold with a thick layer of Greek yogurt.*
- Add a layer of in strawberries, then a layer of blueberries.
- Cover with layer of Greek yogurt and use a spatula to flatten surface.
- Place popsicle sticks in the center of the molds and place in the freezer for 2 hours or until frozen and set.
- Remove from popsicle molds when ready to serve, letting soften as needed
*If you’d like to include more protein, use regular yogurt mixed with 1-2 servings of a vanilla TLS® Shake. Add more or less to taste, adding more yogurt to thin as needed.
4th of July Fruit Pie
This healthy pizza is a great replacement for sugar-heavy apple pies, and a great way to decorate the table with a red, white, & blue dessert. You don’t even have to feel bad about going back for seconds! It’s great to share, too, but we won’t judge if you keep it for yourself!
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Serves: Makes 1 pizza
- 1/2 c oats
- 2 tbsp. TLS® Nutrition Shake – Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 Tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. sticky sweetener (i.e. maple syrup or sugar-free alternative)
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup mixed berries
- Optional toppings: nuts, coconut, chocolate shavings
- Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all crust ingredients in a bowl and form into a round crust shape on parchment paper.
- Bake for about 10-12 minutes, then place in fridge.
- While crust is cooling, mix the yogurt, sweetener, and vanilla in small bowl then place in fridge to set (about 10-15 minutes)
- Once crust is completely cooled, spread yogurt mixture evenly over crust and top with additional toppings
Cookie Dough Brownies
Maybe you’re just dying to reach for those cookies & brownies on the table…but, what if there was a better option? We’ve got the ultimate duo: Cookie Dough Brownie Bars! With a lightened up recipe, this healthier Fourth of July recipe makes staying on track a breeze.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Serves: Makes 12 brownies
- 2 cups mashed banana
- 1 cup nut butter or prepared PB2
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 34g TLS® Shake – Vanilla
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 Tbsp coconut flour
- 2 Tbsp granulated monk fruit sweetener
- 2 Tbsp sticky sweetener of choice (e.g. date syrup or sugar-free alternative)
- 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 Tbsp chocolate chips or berries
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Lightly grease an 8 x 8-inch pan & set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine brownie ingredients then pour batter into the pan.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out just clean.
- Allow to cool completely.
- While brownies are cooking, combine almond flour, coconut flour and granulated sweetener of choice in small bowl.
- Add sticky sweetener and coconut oil, then mix until fully combined.
- Stir through chocolate chips or berries, adding liquid until it’s a creamy dough consistency.
- Once brownies have cooled, top with cookie dough and refrigerate until firm.
Slice into bars and enjoy!