Burgers. check it out! Pasta salad and frozen drinks. check and check. Now all you need to round out your Memorial Day menu are some fresh and fun desserts.
We’ve got 20 sweet treats for your holiday in vibrant shades of red, white and blue. And the best. they are also healthy. All these desserts can fit right into you Nutrisystem weight loss program.
Check out these 20 Memorial Day desserts for your cookout.
Ring in the unofficial start of summer with this frozen cheesecake that’s light and oh-so-soft. All you need is graham crackers (with a bit of butter) for the crust, cream cheese and whipped topping for the white filling, and your choice of red and blue berries to add a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals to this holiday treat. Get the full 5-Ingredient Patriotic Cheesecake Recipe here.
The name says it all. if you love strawberries, this sweet pie is a must try. Underneath the fresh berry topping is a strawberry gelatin filling for a double dose of your favorite flavor. A graham cracker crust adds some crunch, and a dollop of fat-free whipped topping provides a creamy finish. Get the full strawberry pie recipe here.
A light and airy angel food cake serves as the perfect sweet ending to your Memorial Day meal. This version is made with whole wheat pastry flour to up the health factor. A three-ingredient blueberry sauce adds a nice burst of fruity flavor. Add some fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries on this side for a splash of red. And to enjoy a bigger piece — and yet save calories by subbing out the sugar with an alternative like monk fruit (a more natural option than other zero-calorie sweeteners). Get the full Angel Food Cake recipe here.
It tastes just like the real deal, but it’s much easier to make and much healthier. Create the crust with graham crackers, unsweetened almond milk and melted light butter. The creamy part of the pie comes with egg yolks, nonfat sweetened condensed milk, low-fat cream cheese, nonfat Greek yogurt, key lime juice, and key lime relish. The combination is both delicious and diet-friendly at just 143 calories per heavenly slice. Get the full Key Lime Pie recipe here.
Why just peel and eat them when you can turn these sweet, nutrient-dense fruits into a creamy pudding for your whole family? Puree the banana, milk, cinnamon, vanilla extract, cornstarch and stevia, then simmer on the stove until thickened. Put it in the refrigerator to cool. When it hardens, top with whipped cream and dip in a spoon first. Get the full banana pudding recipe here.
No, the title is not a typo. instead of the classic pineapple, this upside-down dessert is made with a delicious combination of strawberries and rhubarb to spice up the spring treat. Enjoy a square for just 120 calories! And the next time you make the cake, try another creative twist: replace the red berries with black or even raspberries for a different but equally delicious flavor. Get the Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake recipe here.
Salt meets sweet in this light and airy summer pie. The crust, made from a mixture of crushed pretzels, melted light butter and coconut sugar, is filled with whipped topping and chunks of peaches and plums. A splash of lime juice and a sprinkle of zest completes the fresh taste. For a more patriotic treat, feel free to include red cherries and blue berries. Get the full Pretzel Crust Fruit Pie recipe here.
Three ingredients are all you need to make a batch of this party-friendly dish. Just heat up some honey, stir in some peanut butter, and mix with some crunchy rice cereal. Then press into a square pan, give it a little time to cool, and voila, 24 crunchy bars, ready to share (or keep in your fridge for future sweet snack attacks). Get the full Peanut Butter Rice Krispies recipe here.
A funnel cake made on a board should stay on the board. This seaside staple can weigh in at up to 700 calories per fried dish. Enter the fan. With a handy kitchen tool, you can enjoy the same crispness and crunch with far, far fewer calories and fat. Top with powdered sugar to follow tradition, or try something a little different with chocolate syrup, honey or whipped topping. (Just be sure to enter them as Add-ons in your A food journal for the NuMi app) Get the full Air Fryer Funnel Cake recipe here.
This could win for best performance. Arrange a mix of red, white and blue fruits and sweets to create a patriotic edible display for your Memorial Day buffet. The stars are blue; red stripes are a mixture of strawberry, raspberry and watermelon; and white gives the bite of sweets. marshmallows line up for one layer, while the other features banana slices dipped in none other than white chocolate. Get the full flag fruit tray recipe here.
The citrus makes it perfect for spring and the clever ingredients make a difference, great for your diet. This lighter recipe calls for whole wheat and almond flour instead of regular; nonfat Greek yogurt instead of sour cream; and honey, not sugar, for sweetness. Freshly juiced and zested lemons and unsweetened applesauce help create this moist and flavorful loaf. But wait, there’s more. mix melted coconut oil, lemon juice, and honey to make a frosting sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Get the full lemon cake recipe here.
Yes you can Eat cannoli cream and lose weight when you make it with our lower calorie option. Combine skimmed ricotta cream, stevia and vanilla extract, then fold it into sliced, super-healthy strawberries. Add some chocolate chips for a bite that’s as pretty as it is delicious. Get the full Strawberry Stuffed Cannoli recipe here.
If you’re tasked with bringing “something sweet” to a friend’s party, this pie is perfect. It will impress with its bread window appearance and seasonal flavor. In addition, it is healthy and very simple to prepare. Quick oats help shape the dough, while beautiful superfood blueberries and chia seeds combine in the center. Those tiny but mighty seeds add extra fiber, protein, and antioxidants while creating a jelly-like texture that helps hold each delicious morsel together. Get the full Blueberry Pie Crumble recipe here.
It has the rich chocolate, sweet whipped cream and tart cherries you’d expect, not just on top but inside. One bite of the moist mini cake reveals a surprise cherry center for the full black forest effect. Perfectly portioned, each serving weighs in at just 137 calories. Use monk fruit sweetener instead of sugar and the calories drop to 89. Get the full Black Forest Cupcake recipe here.
With peach season in full swing, take advantage of the super healthy fruit to make this summer a favorite. Peaches are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Their sweetness eliminates the need for sugar during baking. Get the full peach pie recipe here.
There’s something about the creamy goodness of pudding that feeds the soul, and a spoonful of this sweet and fruity version is sure to lift your spirits, too. All you need to make this delicious, low-calorie drink is a blender and a few ingredients, including strawberries, of course, plus cottage cheese and cream cheese, vanilla extract, and stevia. Just cook puree and serve. Get the full Strawberry Cheesecake Pudding recipe here.
Nothing is more Americana than a slice of good, old-fashioned apple pie. This is one you can indulge in guilt-free. That’s because, unlike traditional pies that smother the apples in sugar, this recipe adds only cinnamon and lemon juice to the filling to let the fruit’s natural sweetness shine through. And by replacing regular flour and butter with whole wheat and light options, the crust is still flaky in texture, delicious in flavor, and provides extra fiber for fewer calories and fat. Get the full Apple Pie recipe.
Your party guests will love these cute bites. But here is a little secret. four ingredients and a few minutes of work are all you need to make this gorgeous looking confection. Simply cut off the tops of the berries and scoop out the center with a small spoon. The citrus fluff is made with a mixture of cream cheese, whipped cream and lime juice and zest. And the small piece of lime is the finishing touch of the berry. Get the full Key Lime Pie recipe.
The standard ice box is made with chocolate wafers and whipped cream. This version pays homage, but in a much healthier way. Crunchy graham crackers, chunky yogurt, and fresh strawberry slices recreate cool layers, while a combination of berry, lemon, and vanilla flavors offer a fresh, summery flavor. Make this beautiful ice box cake for your Memorial Day barbecue. each slice has only 152 calories. Get the full Strawberry Icebox Cake recipe here.
Some of the ingredients in this pie may surprise you. While you might expect chocolate chips and cocoa powder, you might not expect walnuts and medjool dates to make the crust and a mixture of tofu, soy milk and cashew butter to make the creamy filling. But don’t let that stop you. One bite of this dreamy dessert will satisfy that chocolate craving without hindering your weight loss. Get the full Chocolate Cream Pie recipe here.