Healthy Valentine's Desserts!

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Last night I was at a homeschool mom’s meeting where we all shared ways that we could love someone else on Valentine’s Day.

A few of us confessed that we’d forgotten to do anything to prepare to celebrate for Valentine’s.

Well, I didn’t forget – I’ve just been so busy that I haven’t gotten too much together.

But that’s OK.  I honestly feel like it I can get through the day being kind to my kids and to my husband, and maybe pulling off something a little special, then we’ll be doing pretty well :-).

I’m thinking about serving chili (it’s red, right?) with Heart Shaped Focaccia Flax Bread and maybe I’ll try some heart-shaped grain free cookies as well ( if I’m feeling adventurous.

In case you are still looking for some great Valentine’s Desserts ideas to sweeten up someone’s day, I have some wonderful options for you.

Some of the whole food bloggers from Nourished Living Network and I have put together this really wonderful list of tempting, yet healthy desserts to treat your loved ones while nourishing your body as well.

Did you see our offering of Healthy Valentine’s Beverages and Valentine’s Breakfasts?  Even though the day is already here, you should still make it a point to check out what these other bloggers have to offer.

To start the sharing of the “sweetest” part of the day off, here are some of my favorite treats that I think would be great for Valentine’s.

First, did you see my Nut Butter Filled Chocolate / Carob Candies?  They really are pretty close to Reese’s!  (but I’m still working on getting as close to the perfect Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cup as I can!)  They would make a great treat for anyone, any time of year!

Chocolate CandyNut Butter Filled Chocolate / Carob Candies

Next, a great choice for Valentine’s Day is of course, the all popular…

Healthy Almond Joy Bars and

Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Cookies.

Debbie at Easy Natural Food offers her

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Lea at Nourishing Treasures offers up

Pumpkin Cookies and

Coconut-Orange Macaroons.

 

Lydia at Divine Health offers her

Cherry Chocolate Walnut Bliss.

KerryAnn from Cooking Traditional Foods brings you her

Decadent Chocolate Truffles

Grain-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, and

Three Minute Ice Cream- Three Flavors.

Jessica at Delicious Obsessions shares with you her

Pumpkin Bread (Gluten and Grain Free),

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups,

Warm Chinese Pears With Cinnamon and Nuts

Bananas Foster

Dairy-free Vanilla Ice Cream,

or with Easy Bread Pudding, and

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – Gluten Free .

Finally, Donna at Cultured Food Life offers her

Chocolate Lavender Pots of Kefir Creme.

 

I sure hope that you enjoy these wonderful treats and that they help make your Valentines’ extra special.

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  1. Oh dear. Now I’m starving.

  2. Hi, do you know your links for bananas foster and dairy free vanilla ice cream are broken? Today I used the gluten free chocolate peanut butter cookie recipe, made them in heart shapes (not too hard since they don’t spread), then made homemade chocolate (2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp butter, 6 tbsp cocoa, dash vanilla stevia) and spread it on top of the cookies. I also tried to make homemade honey sweetened marshmellows… those didn’t turn out so great but my daughter was still excited by them!

    • Thanks, Lisa – I just fixed them. They must have been sent out wrong. :). I just tried grain free cookies and they are a flop. Oh well – back to the drawing board :).

  3. Delicious!
    I don’t know if would consider them all healthy, well, they are a lot healthier than regular desserts that’s for sure. I will definitely bookmark this page so that I can make some of these for our special treats..They are great recipes and they look very delicious..

    Thanks for sharing this on the Living Well Blog Hop!

  4. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. Great ideas! Hope to see you next week!

    http://realfoodforager.com/fat-tuesday-february-21-2012/

  5. What a great resource of wonderful ideas for Valentine’s Day or indeed any special occasion. Thank you for sharing this post!