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Red, White & Blueberry Stuffed Strawberries

July 01, 2021

Happy 4th of July! Bring festive snacks to the Independence Day party this year with this tasty recipe by Lauren Popek, a registered dietitian with Orlando Health.

Red, White & Blueberry Stuffed Strawberries

Makes 5 servings, serving size is 2 stuffed strawberries


  • 10 large strawberries

  • 1/4 cup light or low-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 packet natural no-calorie sweetener

  • 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract

  • 30 small blueberries (about 1/3 cup)


  1. Slice the stem ends off the strawberries, about 1/2 inch below the stem, revealing an opening in each berry. Use a narrow spoon to remove about half of the flesh inside each berry, allowing room for filling. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each strawberry, so the berries sit flat. 

  2. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Mix until uniform.  
  3. Spoon ricotta mixture into the bottom corner of a plastic bag; snip off the tip of that corner to create a small hole, and squeeze the mixture into the strawberries. 

  4. Press 3 blueberries into the filling of each strawberry. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 29
Fat: 0.5g
Carbohydrate: 5g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 1.5g



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