Say “I love you” without the candy and chocolate this year (but don’t forget the flowers)! These healthy Valentine’s Day treats will leave you feeling the love without feeling the guilt this February 14th.
1. Sweet snacks with 0 added sugar
A heart-shaped cutter will go a long way this Valentine’s Day. Fruit kebabs like these from Modern Parents Messy Kids are made with strawberries and grapes, but you can add your own favorite fruits too. They are a great way to make snack a little more special than usual without delving into handlfuls of candy.
2. Keep energy high with protein, not candy
Between boxes of chocolates and candy hearts, you might feel like you’ve got energy to last for days, but in reality, you’re about to crash. Stay energized and alert by fueling with some protein from these adorable heart themed snacks from So Very Blessed instead.
3. Chips & Salsa… for your sweet tooth
Not your typical chips and dip combo, this treat is full of flavor and perfect for some guilt-free snacking! This summertime recipe for Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips from My Name Is Snickerdoodle can be easily adapted into your new favorite Valentine’s snack or dessert. All you need is your trusty heart-shaped cutter!
4. A homemade dinner for 2 (or more)
These adorable personal pizzas from Freebie Finding Mom are a great idea for the whole family or a romantic dinner for two! Plus, when you choose homemade rather than take-out, you’re in control of the ingredients! So add delicious and healthy toppings to make the perfect Valentine’s dinner.
5. And don’t forget dessert!
We said there would be no chocolate, but we never said no dessert! This tasty homemade Strawberry FroYo recipe from Just A Taste is the perfect Valentine’s dessert – it’s healthy, light, and can be ready in just 5 minutes.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Share your favorite Valentine’s Day treats and ideas with us in the comments below!