This weekend we’ll watch a fireworks show, enjoy some time with family, and carefully balance the temptation of holiday treats with the desire to adhere to our weight loss plan.

It’s a story that seems to play out every holiday.

But this year, you can declare your independence from high calories. Whip up one or two of these amazing red, white, and beautifully delicious desserts to finish off your holiday meal.

Patriotic Parfaits

What You’ll Need:

2 cups raspberries 2 cups pitted cherries, sliced 2 cups blueberries 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 6 cups plain Greek yogurt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tablespoon lemon zest

What to Do:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together raspberries, cherries, and blueberries with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Set aside
  2. In another bowl, mix yogurt, vanilla, and lemon zest.
  3. In 6 small glasses (or mason jars for easy transport!) layer ½ cup fruit mixture, followed by ½ cup yogurt, ½ cup fruit, and another ½ cup yogurt. Top with a sprig of mint, a few blueberries, or lemon zest. Enjoy!

4th of July Kabobs

skewers, these are 10 inch

strawberries, cut up in 4ths

mini marshmallows


Wash and dry your fruit, cut your strawberries in fourths, now you’re ready to go. You can make them in fun patterns or just random. A helpful tip: add your fruit first, as it will help the sticky marshmallows slide right on down. If you try to add a marshmallow to a dry stick, it will get all gummy and sticky.