I’m a bit early but Valentine’s day is coming up next week. I know we all associate Valentine’s day with boxes of chocolate and numerous kinds of heart shaped candy, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be a free for all day of sugar. I’m not saying you should restrict from all things sweet but here Here are some ideas for healthier Valentine’s Day treats that will make you feel great instead of overloaded on sugar. Some ideas are courtesy of Pinterest! Valentine’s day is after all a day all about love, so why not love your body a bit more with a healthy fix for your sweet tooth?!
These are simple. Cut a triangle out of the top of your strawberry and you have a heart!
Stuff a dark chocolate chip inside a raspberry.
Cut the top off of your strawberries and core out the inside of the strawberry. Replace the inside with melted dark chocolate.
Recipe can be found here.
This recipe is super simple. To start make heart shaped strawberries and use a heart shaped cookie cutter to make fruit hearts (I used apple slices, but any kind of melon, or pineapple would work well too.
To make your dip use either light tru whip (gluten free) or canned coconut milk refrigerated for 24 hours (Paleo). Stir in cocoa powder to make chocolate dip or make strawberry dip by mixing in pureed fresh strawberries. Easy!
Hope you enjoyed! What are you most looking forward to this Valentine’s Day?