The secret to the perfect summer treat? It hits that balance of refreshing, healthy — and delicious. We’ve scoured the internet to give you some recipes that our clinical dietitians, Liz Peterson and Janelle Lund, approve of. Plus, many of them only require a few easy-to-find ingredients. Take a peek. You might just find your new family tradition.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cups
Love Reese’s? Here’s a healthy version that’s still tasty and simple to make. All it takes is four ingredients.
Frozen Berry Yogurt
Love ice cream but not all the extra sugar and calories? Here’s a sneaky summer snack. Bursting with berries and in-season fruit, this will quickly become a fav cabin go-to.
Strawberry Granola Crisp
It’s an old favorite with less sugar. This scrumptious recipe uses olive oil instead of butter and is full of fresh strawberries. If you pick them yourselves, the more memorable this will be.
Blueberry Blackberry Fools
This simple dessert is creamy and refreshing with fresh cream and a combo of blueberries and blackberries. Make them feel fancier by serving them in your favorite dish or cup.
Key Lime Cheesecake Bars
Yum! Who doesn’t love cheesecake? Have your cake and eat it too with this creamy, dreamy summer treat.
Think fresh peaches couldn’t get any better? Add a little sugar and butter to make them an ideal dessert after a day at the lake.
Campfire Banana S’mores
Fun and fruity, these banana s’mores are perfect for summer. It’s your kid’s favorite with a healthy twist.
2-Ingredient Ice Cream
Have bananas and peanut butter on hand? Perfect! You’re already to go for this simple summer recipe.
Banana Split Kabobs
Need a quick treat? This kabob recipe can be put together in minutes and is a great mix of fruit and sweets.
It can be so hard to eat right with all the great summer desserts around. We hope this list helps make your summer healthy and tasty. Let us know which recipe you try! If you’re interested in learning more about nutrition and your health, call us at 218-362-6921 to talk about our Individualized Nutrition Counseling.