Four Low-carb Desserts Perfect for a Cookout

Next Tuesday is Independence Day. We won’t be here to share recipes. We will be celebrating with friends and family and relaxing like millions of other Americans! But, in preparation for the big day, we wanted to share some great recipes.

At big barbecues, it’s usually possible for people with blood sugar concerns to find things to eat. Plenty of salads and a bun-less burger or hotdog won’t spike blood sugar. There are plenty of delicious options once you survey the table. But desserts can be trickier. There are rarely healthy options at the buffet table when it comes to sweet things. Bringing a dessert can ensure that there is a sweet treat you can safely enjoy!

Today, we’re sharing four wonderful summery sweets, low in carbs and not too high in fat. Bringing one of them with you to your gathering next Tuesday will make you a big hit at the party!

Keto Key Lime Fruit Dip


Everyone loves dip. With how easy this dish is to make, our only big tip is to make sure you put this far away from the chips to avoid weird flavor combinations. Sweet dips are fantastic as they let everyone try what you brought. Pair it with low-carb fruits or keto cookies for a delicious dessert! A serving has 105 calories, 1.8 grams of carbs and 9.4 grams of fat. Get the recipe.  

Keto Strawberry Cream Jello Salad


Sometimes people think jello salad is a relic of the ‘60s and should be left there. But the jello salads were sometimes filled with bizarre ingredients. When done right, a jello salad can be a sweet treat! This version uses unflavored gelatin powder, so you can flavor it with strawberries and coconut cream. You can use sugar-free Jell-O if you prefer, but this version lets you tweak the flavors to be exactly what you want. A serving has 77 calories, two grams of carbs, one gram of fiber and six grams of fat. Get the recipe.    

Keto Fudge Bars


Fudgesicles transport us back to our childhoods. There is nothing better than an ice pop on a hot day — other than a chocolate ice pop! This is a great dessert if you are hosting your summer bash. Or you can bring a cooler full of them to the party and be the MVP of the party! Either way, people will be thrilled when they taste these delicious fudgesicles. A serving has 117 calories, three grams of carbs, one gram of fiber and 12 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

Keto Lemon Bars


To us, lemon bars are the quintessential summertime dessert. Bringing a pan of low-carb lemon bars to a barbecue is a perfect way to celebrate the summer. It’s an amazing combination of a shortbread cookie and a lemon curd. This one has an almond crust that keeps the carbs low, so you can enjoy dessert without thinking about your blood sugar! A serving has 152 calories, 4.3 grams of carbs, 1.8 grams of fiber and 13.6 grams of fat. Get the recipe.

These recipes will be a hit at your Independence Day party or any gathering this summer. They are a wonderful way to enjoy something sweet without upsetting your blood sugar.  

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