Fourth of July is right around the corner, so I’ve got a fun recipe for Red, White and Blue Cheesecake bars for you. They are grain-free, gluten-free and super festive!
Whenever I post something with cream cheese I get asked if it’s healthy for you. The short answer is “yes!” If it comes from a good source. The key is you want to avoid cream cheese that contains fillers and preservatives and, if you prefer, you can even make it homemade.
When I make cheesecake (which isn’t very often) I’ll purchase an organic cream cheese without fillers. I recently found a lactose-free cream cheese from Green Valley that tastes fabulous and is a good choice if you need to avoid lactose. And, if you need to avoid dairy completely, I recommend making my dairy-free cheesecake from The Grain-Free Family Table, and swirling in the berry syrups to get that fun red, white and blue effect.
When I tested this recipe, I really wanted the red to be a stronger color, so I did add a touch of all-natural food coloring to the strawberry syrup, but this is something you can omit if you prefer. Just keep in mind the red will look a bit more pink in color.
Here are some additional 4th of July recipes you might enjoy!
Corn Dog Muffins (fun for the kids!)
Pulled Pork with “Cornbread” Topping
Tomato, Blueberry and Burrata Salad
Homemade Firecracker Pops
Grain-Free Hamburger Buns
Grilled Hamburgers with Sour Cream and Herbs