Valentine’s Day is usually a time to indulge in sweet, sugary treats, but if you or your significant other are trying to eat healthy, it’s best to stick with your plan and chose healthier, yet still delicious, options.
The best way to eat a more nutritious treat is by making your own! We’ve put together a few healthy ideas for you to enjoy or to make for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day:
1. Coconut and Chocolate Covered Cherries
Who wouldn’t like chocolate and coconut covered cherries? It’s a sweet treat with a lot less sugar than what a box of chocolates contains. Of course, cherries are good for you, but the coconut cream also provides health benefits, including medium-chained fatty acids to give you a boost of energy.
2. Cosmic Chocolate Nut Bark
This dark chocolate nut bark recipe is made with 86% cocoa and will help you cut down on sugar this Valentine’s Day. Use healthy nuts such as walnuts or almonds. Also, use the most natural dark chocolate you can find. It’s a healthy, delicious, crunchy treat the whole family will love!
3. Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Looking to make a quick and easy dessert for Valentine’s Day? Dark chocolate covered strawberries are a great treat for those needing to make a dessert at the last minute. The less processed the dark chocolate, the better because it will contain more cocoa. All you need to do is melt the dark chocolate, dip the strawberries in the chocolate, refrigerate and enjoy!
4. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait
Make a cute heart-shaped fruit and yogurt parfait for a healthy treat! This is a fun way to enjoy sweet delicious fruit in protein-packed yogurt for your Valentine’s Day dessert. This yogurt parfait will satisfy your sweet tooth and fill you up. Use heart-shaped cookie cutters to cut fruit into hearts. It’s a little corny, yet adorable!
Have a happy and healthy Valentine’s Day!!