Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.
That means candy and treats galore.
Not great stuff to have lying around the house, right?
But there is a better way.
These Healthy Desserts can make this Valentine’s Day one you can celebrate without blowing your healthy-eating plans.
Your Valentine’s Day treats don’t have to be laden with white sugar and white flour.
In fact, it doesn’t make sense. We’re trying to show folks we love them, right?
Giving them treats made with fake food isn’t a great way to show love–in my humble opinion.
Come check out the great assortment of recipes I’ve gathered from some of my favorite whole foodies bloggers–including a few from me.
Most of these recipes are already free of many common allergens and some are grain-free. So check them all out regardless of your dietary needs!
If you need to make substitutions, you could use the following recipes to help make these recipes work for you:
Almost “Reese’s” Candy from Whole New Mom
These come super close to the taste of Reese’s Candy – with all wholesome ingredients!
“Almond Joy” Bars from Me
These continue to be a favorite here.
I made a triple batch this week and if it wasn’t for the small container in my purse, they’d be all gone!
No-Bake Coconut Delights from Whole New Mom
These are super-quick and grain-free.
Try enrobing them completely in chocolate for a really special treat.
Shortbread Linzer Cookies (grain free) from Real Sustenance
I LOVE the sugar free cranberry “jam” used in these.
Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge from Texan Erin.
Erin is A “new friend” from Google +.
If you haven’t connected with me on Google +–you should. It’s been a load of fun over there :)!
Use stevia, xylitol, or erythritol is you are needing a low carb sweetener.
Here’s Stevia-What it Is and How to Use It for more help with that.
5-Minute Date Night Chocolate Dessert from Beyond the Peel
Super Decadent. Super Fast.
Use my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips to make these completely low carb.
The Best Chocolate-Covered Pomegranate Recipe from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
Halle has great taste. If she says they’re the best ever, you should try them!
Again, my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips will make these lower carb.
Chocolate-Covered Cookie Dough Bites from The Unrefined Kitchen
Every time I see these I want to take a BIG bite out of one of them!
And if you didn’t figure it out yet, use my Homemade Chocolate / Carob Chips to make these lower carb, and a low carb sweetener if needed.
Honey Butter Biscuits Made with Love from The Nourishing Home
I know–they’re not chocolate but they look great!
Smother them with some Homemade Almond Butter with carob or chocolate blended in and you’ve got a super decadent treat.
Bite-Sized Chocolate Turtle Candy Bars from Almonds and Avocados
These. Look. Amazing. We are avoiding dates due to sugar metabolism issues.
Instead, you could use another caramel sauce like the one used in these Gourmet Caramel Apples.
A few folks have asked me about buying lucuma, which is used in this recipe. Amazon is one of the only places I have found it.
Chocolate Peppermint Macaroons from Queen of Quinoa
Put chocolate and mint together and I. am. there. End of story.
Use my Homemade Chocolate Chips for the topping for a low carb option. And a low carb sweetener if necessary.
Valentine Coconut-Filled Candy from Sugar-Free Mom
Cute and oh-so-yummy looking! Another one I almost can’t resist sinking my teeth into.
Yes–again–use my Homemade Chocolate Chips to make these super low carb.
Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups from Oatmeal with a Fork
These look delish!
Of course, you can use any Homemade Nut or Seed Butter in these and substitute sweeteners according to your needs.
Anything nut butter and chocolate is good in my book :).
Chocolate-Covered Cheesecake Nuggets of Love from Diet, Dessert, and Dogs
I think these are pure genius and pure healthified temptations from one of my favorite bloggers.
Use my Homemade Chocolate Chips if you need for the chocolate.
Insanely Good Chocolate Brownies from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
‘Cause sometimes you don’t need fancy. You just need YUM!
I think you could easily sub my Powdered Egg Replacer for the eggs in this recipe and Homemade Chocolate Chips and a low glycemic sweetener if you are on a low carb diet.
Grain Free Salted Caramel Chocolate Shortbread Bars from The Daily Dietribe
These look just amazing. Iris is a real genius at gluten-free baking. And there are Grain Free!
Use a lower carb sweetener if need be.
Five-Ingredient Strawberry Truffles from Healthful Pursuit
Super cute!!! And super yum! Use my Homemade Coconut Butter in these!
If you need to go lower carb, use stevia, erythritol, or xylitol.
Magic Cookie Bars from All Day I Dream About Food
Chocolate Buckwheat Heart Cookies from Daily Bites
Take a simple healthy cookie, cut it into heart shapes and drizzle it with chocolate–special.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles from Common Sense Homesteading
‘Cause you can never have enough cookie dough truffles :-).
I would use my Homemade Chocolate Chips in these :-).
Triple Chocolate Biscotti
from Spicy RD Nutrition
Triple Chocolate? Yes please.
I hope these treats make it easier for you to make wholesome treats for your loved ones.
What do you plan to do / make for Valentine’s Day?