Healthy-(ish) Summer Dessert Recipes

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Fit meals need fitting deserts

It's been a scorching summer so far, and we feel like we all deserve a reward. It can be tough when, at the same time, you might be trying to keep an eye on your sugar or processed food intake!

Cool off and treat yourself to beat the heat with these 9 healthy-(ish) dessert recipes.

Peach Lemon S'mores. Photo Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017

Peach Lemon S'mores 


This super simple sweet n’ citrus s’more is made with toasted crispy ginger thins. Check out the recipe here. 

Photo by Dani Rendina on Unsplash

Berry Cheesecake pops


These strawberry-raspberry cheesecake popsicles are perfect for anyone craving an ice cream fix. Get the recipe here.

Photo: Watermelon Donuts from Fork and Beans

Watermelon Donuts

From Fork and Beans (via

Coconut cream glaze and sprinkles make these magic no-bake watermelon donuts a must. Score this summer dessert recipe here

Fluffy Key Lime Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Fluffy Key Lime Pie


This key lime pie tastes like a dream and looks like a cloud. Plus, it’s no-bake and no-stress. Learn how to make it here. 

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Jamie Oliver's seriously healthy chocolate beetroot cake

Seriously Healthy Chocolate Beetroot Cake


Beetroot makes for a nutritious addition to the always delicious chocolate cake. Get Jamie Oliver's recipe here. 

 Photo: 5 Minute Grape Sorbet from

5 Minute Grape Sorbet


5 minutes, 3 ingredients, under 200 calories per serving. This sorbet is your best bet. Score the recipe here.

Photo: Carrot and Zucchini Bars PHOTO CREDIT: ANDY LYONS, BHG 

Carrot and Zucchini Bars


Veggies can make for some delicious desserts, like these zucchini-carrot bars topped with citrus cream-cheese frosting. Take a look at the recipe here.

Photo: Greek Yogurt Fudge Pops from

Greek Yogurt Fudge Pops

From Food Network. 

These chocolatey fudge pops are fully fudged up with semisweet chips, reduced-fat Greek yogurt, and low-fat milk. Here’s the recipe.

Photo By Emma Fishman, Food Styling By Kat Boytsova Photo: Blueberry-Miso Crumb Cake from

Blueberry-Miso Crumb Cake

From Bon Appetit’s Healthy(ish).

Crumbly and complex, this cake has its umami down. Whole wheat flour means rich flavors and high fiber. Find the recipe here.


Dessert Disclaimer

These bad boys are only healthy-ish if you eat them in moderation. Don’t substitute whole foods for healthy desserts and expect your body to be fooled!