This year, we celebrate just the red and the white with healthy, low carb desserts for Canada Day. And even if you’re not Canadian, you will want to devour them all!
So in two days time, my country, my homeland, the True North, Strong and Free, will turn 149 years old. Okay, so that’s not any kind of special birthday really, but now that I live stateside, I don’t always mark its passing. Because let’s face it, the vast majority of my readers are American and Americans tend not to really know or care about Canada Day. But I feel like doing a little flag-waving this time round, because I heart my birthplace and I love being Canadian. It’s a pretty cool place (and no, I don’t mean in terms of temperature) with a pretty cool history and some really cool people in it (including my parents and all of my siblings).
Canada Day isn’t like Independence Day. Unlike our fierce neighbours to the south, we became a country in a much quieter way. We just sort of merged a few different British colonies into one new country and called it a day. And then, as time passed, we added a few other colonies here and there until we stretched from the Maritimes to the Pacific Coast and way up into the reaches of the Arctic. But just because we didn’t fight our way into independence from Britain doesn’t mean we aren’t fiercely proud of our heritage. It’s a very Canadian thing to demure and hold back but to still have strong feelings and an iron will. Plus we are very humorous people and we like to make fun of ourselves. Probably some of the funniest and most loved comedians in the US are Canadian. Yes, you’re welcome!
So, to celebrate our quiet, demurring, funny, fierce, proud, and strong-willed country, let’s eat some dessert. Healthy sugar-free dessert! It wasn’t easy finding 25 low carb desserts for Canada Day, so I stole a little idea from many 4th of July celebrations and went with anything in our Candian Flag colours of red and white. Which means I ended up with a lot of berries and cheesecake…again, you’re welcome!
The quintessential Canadian Dessert. No Canada Day celebration would be complete without them!
Does a nanaimo bar in any other form taste as sweet?
Another quintessential Canadian treat…gooey filling with a few raisins or currents for good luck. Just a few, so it’s still low carb!
Yes, well, they do have these in the US, but their Canadian-shaped so let’s go with it.
I originally made these as a 4th of July dessert, but I did some with just strawberries just for a little Canada love. Still patriotic, right? Just a patriot of another country…
What’s red and white and poked all over?
Margaritas can be dessert! Where’s the white, you ask? Well it’s in the “sugared” rim. Come on, just humour me, it’s my day after all and I want a margarita, dammit!
One of the best and easiest desserts you will ever eat…bar none!
Yes, even in our igloos up in Canada, we like ice cream.
More Canada Day Desserts from Other Bloggers (none of whom are actually Canadian but we will forgive them).