Valentine’s Day is dedicated to decadence, and while it’s acceptable to eat treats in moderation, avoiding sugary sweets can be difficult this month. We’re giving you four sweet treats that taste so good, you won’t think they’re good for you. They’re also a great way to show your loved ones that you care about them without unnecessary added sugar.
Raspberry Yogurt Bites
These tasty raspberry yogurt bites take hardly any time to prepare. All you have to do is pop them in the freezer for 1-2 hours, and they’re ready to serve!
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup fresh berries, chopped (your choice of berries)
Get the full recipe on The Domestic Dietician.
Healthy Valentine’s Snack Mix
This simple snack mix is easy to make and filled with small bites that the whole family will love.
1 cup freeze dried strawberries
1 cup yogurt bites
1 cup rice or corn Chex
1 cup pink M&M’s
1 cup strawberry fruit snacks
1 cup sour cherry candies
Get the full recipe on Around My Family Table.
Love Monster Energy Bites
These Love Monster energy bites are a great option if you have kids. Filled with peanut butter, chia seeds, almonds and oats, these protein-packed snacks will keep them satisfied until dinner time.
1 1/2 cup oatmeal (any kind will work)
3/4 cup peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup M&M’s
2 teaspoons chia seeds
18 candy eyeballs for decorating
Get the full recipe on The Creative Bite!
If you struggle with having a strong sweet tooth but wanting to eat healthy, this sweet pizza is perfect for you! Topped with a cream cheese spread and finished with the fruit toppings of your choice, it’s a great dessert option to satisfy your craving while getting your daily dose of fruit.
Sugar Cookie Crust:
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
Cream Cheese Frosting:
12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
7-10 strawberries, sliced
5-6 kiwis, sliced
1 mango, sliced
1/2 cup blueberries
1 small bunch of grapes, halved
Get the full recipe on Pinch of Yum.
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