Love Your Body with Healthy Valentine’s Treats

by danielle on February 8, 2013

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?!

strawberryhearts

These are simple. Cut a triangle out of the top of your strawberry and you have a heart! 

raspberrychocolatechips

Stuff a dark chocolate chip inside a raspberry. 

Insideoutchocolatedippedstrawberries

Cut the top off of your strawberries and core out the inside of the strawberry. Replace the inside with melted dark chocolate.

Pinkpaleocakes

Recipe can be found here

valentinesfruitdip

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. 

Valentinesdip

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? 

{ 51 comments… read them below or add one }

Lucie February 8, 2013 at 9:52 am

Love these!! How cute and so delish! Valentine’s Day is not very popular here in Switzerland so I think it will be a typical Thursday for me…..

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm

It’s definitely become a very Americanized holiday! My single self won’t be doing much for it either ;)

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Greta February 8, 2013 at 10:41 am

Wow! Those are so easy (as I’m not very good at cooking)!
So I’m definitely making Raspberry Chocolate Chips! And not only for Valentine’s day!
Thanks ;)

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Glad you like them Greta! You’ll be able to make them no problem ;)

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Linz @ Itz Linz February 8, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Love how easy those chocolate stuffed strawbs & raspberries are! Jonny and I are going to dinner with our best friends – can’t wait!

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Sounds like fun!

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Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile February 8, 2013 at 1:20 pm

There’s really nothing better, or easier, than fruit and chocolate. It’s always a winner :D

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Totally agree! Perfect sweet treat!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance February 8, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I have totally done the chocolate stuffed berries! It’s so simple, and yet delicious. Plus, for those of us that aren’t the best bakers . . . . this a great dessert that’s easy to have on hand.

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 2:57 pm

It really is so easy and takes zero time at all to do!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl February 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Oh my goodness, I am loving that chocolate stuffed raspberry idea. What a simple and easy concept, but it sounds so delicious! I LOVE raspberries and chocolate :) . I would like to try it with either dark chocolate or vegan chocolate chips. Oh, and I think you are trying to tell us something with this post….we need more chocolate in our lives, now don’t we?? ;)

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Yes that is exactly what I’m saying ;)

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Katherine February 8, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Great post! i <3 healthy treats, too :)

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Thanks Katherine! Glad you like it!

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Lift, Sleep, Eat February 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm

mmm strawberries are definitely a must on v day!
i love the look of those choc chip filled raspberries too :) yummmy!! :D

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm

I agree! Love strawberries!

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Kristen@Change of Pace February 8, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I am so making the strawberries and raspberries for myself for Valentine’s day! Can I do that??? Haha!

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Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail) February 8, 2013 at 2:56 pm

THOSE ARE SO CUTE! And they look so yummy!!!

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Thanks Krysten!

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Corrie Anne February 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I love TruWhip. I’m going to have fun teaching on V-day, I have a lot of extremely girly students. Haha. I especially laughed when two sisters both told me their dad didn’t like valentine’s day.

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Oh how fun for you! I used to love teaching my dance students on holidays. They were always so excited for them!

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Andrea Bai February 8, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I LOVE your new layout. It’s gorgeous!!! I love stuffing dark chocolate chips in raspberries..you totally got me wanting to do one right now. Stay safe in the blizzard. I hope our power doesn’t go out!

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Thanks Andrea! You stay safe too! fingers crossed we don’t lose power!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. February 8, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Love these ideas! Thanks Danielle! I’ve always thought of chocolate covered strawberries with Valentine’s, but I love the idea of stuffing chocolate chips into raspberries. When it comes down to it, you can never go wrong with fruit, chocolate, and whipped cream.

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm

You really can’t!

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Janice - Fitness Cheerleader February 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Oh my YUM!!!! My daughters would love the chocolate stuffed strawberries – thanks for the idea!

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Your welcome Janice! Hope they enjoy them!

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Lisa February 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Cute ideas! I love the little strawberry hearts! How adorable.

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Thanks Lisa!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I love all these cute ideas, especially the inside out chocolate strawberries. You can never go wrong with chocolate. ;)

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm

You really can’t!

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Caitlin February 8, 2013 at 8:10 pm

oh my GOSH these raspberries look great what a fab idea!

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danielle February 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Thanks Caitlin! Idea was courtesy of pinterest!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables February 8, 2013 at 10:05 pm

These are great ideas!! I love chocolate and fruit together!

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danielle February 9, 2013 at 12:03 am

Thanks Brittany!

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kim@hungryhealthygirl February 9, 2013 at 2:17 am

Love all of your ideas! I’ve tried your pink paleo pancakes before and they are fabulous. I’ve never seen the truwhip. Did you find that at Whole Foods?

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danielle February 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Yep! I found the truwhip at whole foods but I’ve seen it pretty much everywhere now!

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Jessie February 9, 2013 at 4:06 am

So many great ideas!! People are going to think I’m crazy, but I do not like strawberries (unless frozen in a smoothie).. not even dipped in chocolate.

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danielle February 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm

No way! We all have different tastes I guess :)

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Anna @AnnaTheApple February 9, 2013 at 10:19 am

Chocolate + fruit = heaven. Love the dip ideas too. Yummmm.

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danielle February 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Thanks Anna!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish February 10, 2013 at 7:53 am

These are ADORABLE ideas, Danielle! I actually made the chocolate chip raspberries last year, and loved them! I’d like to try the heart-shaped strawberries this year (possibly half dipped in dark chocolate?) , and make the TruWhip dips to go alongside. Yum. <3

I'm looking forward to spending Valentine's Day with my girlfriends this year…We're attending a wine and cheese tasting at Whole Foods! ;)

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danielle February 10, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Sounds like the perfect valentine’s day Sara!

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Nicole @ Fruit 'N' Fitness February 10, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Love these! So cute yet also looks really easy! And who doesn’t love berries, I know I do!

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danielle February 10, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Thanks so much Nicole!

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Maren February 11, 2013 at 1:24 am

So… I was scrolling through this post, and when I got to the inside out strawberries I yelled out ‘Ohhh Myyy Gawwwwsh!’ lol. I love the little strawberry hearts too. Such a cute/easy idea that I will be stealing.

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danielle February 11, 2013 at 3:54 pm

They were so easy to make Maren! Definitely give them a try!

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Paige @ Your Trainer Paige February 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I lovvvve the chocolate-stuffed strawberries idea. SO cute – and yummy :)

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danielle February 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Thanks Paige!

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Cortne Martin February 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Great reminder we don’t have over indulge in high sugar, high fructose corn syrup sweets. These are all very sweet to taste and heart healthy! Such an inspirational blog.
Cortne

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danielle February 11, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Thanks Cortne!

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