Valentine’s Day is coming up fast. This is one of those holidays where sweet treats play a central role, from chocolate and candies to cakes, cookies, and pies. For those of us trying to eat healthily, it can be a difficult holiday – but there are plenty of recipes out there that allow you to indulge without going overboard.
Here are some ideas for healthier Valentine’s Day dessert recipes:
Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bites
These easy frozen bites, made with Greek yogurt, can be made with or without molds to shape them. Even better, they’re extremely simple. All you’ll need is a half-cup of nonfat blending strawberry Greek yogurt, 3.5 tablespoons of seedless strawberry jelly, and four tablespoons of mini chocolate chips. Using yogurt makes these bites far healthier than the alternatives, and they’re great as tasty snacks or a healthy dessert option.
Paleo Fudge Brownies
Whether you’re following the paleo diet or not, these fudgy brownies are absolutely delicious and very easy to make. And what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone than by indulging in some chocolate? This recipe uses healthier alternatives to traditional baking supplies, like almond flour, almond butter, honey, and unsweetened cocoa powder. Get the recipe here and try them for yourself this year.
Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Who doesn’t like hot chocolate on a cold February day? And if you’re a wine person, you’ll love this red wine hot chocolate recipe. Whisk together cocoa powder, sugar, and salt in a small pan, then whisk in the milk and cook over medium-high heat for a few minutes. Then, remove the mixture from the heat and stir in a dry, fruity wine like a shiraz or merlot.
Simple ingredients and quick preparation make chocolate-covered watermelon wedges an incredibly easy, tasty, and healthy snack or dessert. Line a baking sheet with wax paper, spread a few watermelon wedges on it, and freeze them for at least an hour. Then, dip the pieces in melted chocolate, sprinkle them with a dash of sea salt, and return them to the freezer for a bit. Cool, delicious, and healthy!
Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Have to Mean Junk Food
If you’re trying to maintain your healthy eating habits as Valentine’s Day approaches, try some of the recipes above to make delicious treats that won’t compromise your diet.