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Lemon Dessert Recipes Every Summer Party Needs

  • Shaw's Simple Swaps

    Lemon Chia Seed Mini Bundt Muffins

    These adorable mini muffins are not only flavor-packed with fresh lemon zest, but they're also loaded with nutrient-dense foods, like chia seeds, whole grains, and Greek yogurt.

    Get the recipe: Lemon Chia Seed Mini Bundt Muffins

  • Food. Faith. Fitness.

    Paleo Lemon Bars

    The crust of these paleo dessert bars is made of a blend of coconut flour and coconut oil for a superfood boost. Plus, these bars are made with honey instead of refined sugar. And for bonus points, they're free of gluten, grains, and dairy for a perfect summer sweet everyone can eat.

    Get the recipe: Paleo Lemon Bars

  • Abbey's Kitchen

    Wild Blueberry, Pomegranate, and Lemonade Popsicles

    These lemonade, wild blueberry, and pomegranate ice pops are packed with antioxidants from every icy corner. The lemons bring a super dose of vitamin C to keep summer colds from ruining your vacation plans.

    Get the recipe: Wild Blueberry, Pomegranate, and Lemonade Popsicles

  • Homemade Nutrition

    Mini Lemon-Almond Chia Cookies

    For a delicious sweet treat that's a little lighter than your standard cookie, these bite-size cookies are the answer. They're small but packed with flavor, so it's easy to feel satisfied with a smaller portion.

    Get the recipe: Mini Lemon-Almond Chia Cookies

  • Spicy RD Nutrition

    No-Bake Cocoa Lemon Energy Bites

    Low in added sugar and packed with fiber, healthy fats, and protein, these chocolaty bites are a delicious healthy snack or after-dinner dessert. Plus they're naturally gluten-free and vegan.

    Get the recipe: No-Bake Cocoa Lemon Energy Bites and Cocoa Lemon Truffles

  • Dishing Out Health

    Lemon Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

    Naturally gluten-free and made with fiber- and protein-rich ingredients, this cake is more nutritious than anything you're likely to find at a local bakery. From the zesty lemon to the fresh blueberries and luscious Greek yogurt frosting, it's the perfect healthy summer dessert.

    Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Lemon Blueberry Greek Yogurt Cake

  • Healthy Aperture

    Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Curd Cream

    Lemon curd cream takes strawberry shortcake from good to great. The strawberries give you a boost of fiber and antioxidants, making this a superpowered choice for dessert.

    Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Curd Cream

  • KISS in the Kitchen

    Strawberry Banana Lemon Smoothie

    Close your eyes and you'll think this fruit smoothie is actually a strawberry milkshake. A lemony twist on a classic strawberry banana smoothie tastes like summer in a glass—and it's loaded with fiber and protein.

    Get the recipe: Strawberry Banana Lemon Smoothie

 

Elizabeth Shaw MS, RDN, CLT

Elizabeth is a San Diego based nutrition communications consultant who works with local and national brands to help encourage healthy living behaviors. You can find her on social media @shawsimpleswaps.
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