Four Fruit Desserts for Spring

It’s officially spring. When spring rolls around, we love to get in the spirit with seasonal desserts made with fruit to celebrate growing things! Fruit is sweet and a wonderful way to naturally add fiber to your day.

While fruity desserts are delightful, not all of them are created equal. They can be loaded with sugar and carbs. Fruit has fiber to balance its sugar, but that natural fiber can’t cancel out added sugar. So, we’re sharing fruity desserts low in carbs as a perfect way to start the season!

Pure Fruit Roll-Ups


Fruit leather is a delicious snack. Fruit leather you can buy in stores often has either very little to do with fruit or a ton of added sugar. Even ones that claim to be healthy and organic can be loaded with organic cane sugar. You might expect fruit leather to require special equipment. But all you need is a blender, a sieve, a baking sheet and some patience. That’s it! A serving has 14 calories, 2.5 grams of carbs and one gram of fiber. Get the recipe.

Chewy Strawberry Cookies


Some people love crunchy cookies. If that’s you, these aren’t for you. If, on the other hand, you’re a fan of soft, moist, chewy cookies, look no further! Adding strawberries to this cookie dough adds extra moisture that keeps the cookies soft even as they bake. Using frozen strawberries has two benefits: you don’t have to wait for them to be in season, and they keep their shape better as they cook! Fresh strawberries will burn. A serving has 115 calories, 3.7 grams of carbs, 2.2 grams of fiber and 8.3 grams of fat. Get the recipe.  

Blackberry & Lemon Mini Tarts


We love that this recipe is lower in carbs and fat than a normal cream tart. The fat is cut by almost half by using coconut milk in the place of heavy cream. Macadamia nuts add fat, but that’s heart-healthy fat, plus they add protein. We’ve said before that lemon is one of our favorite fresh flavors, and it makes us feel like spring has sprung. Combining it with blackberries makes a phenomenal dessert! A serving has 178 calories, 5.7 grams of carbs, 2.9 grams of fiber and 16.2 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Lazy Berry Cheesecake Salad


Seeing the word “lazy” at the beginning of a recipe is a plus for us. It’s not that we don’t enjoy cooking; we just like easy ways to get food on the table. Sometimes, cooking long, involved dishes can be fun. But most days, we want fast, tasty food. This dessert is perfect for a potluck or barbecue. Now that we are returning to the season of outdoor gatherings, this will be a hit! The cheesecake base has four simple ingredients, and then you fold in fruit. It’s a new take on ambrosia salad that you’ll love. A serving has 132 calories, eight grams of carbs, two grams of fiber and 11 grams of fat. Get the recipe.  

With the spring officially sprung, we hope these four recipes help you feel like the seasons are truly changing. They are a great way to indulge without upsetting your blood sugar!

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