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, here are several great options to help make these recipes work for you:
– Homemade Nut and Seed Butter (to sub for an allergen).
– Powdered Egg Replacer
– Homemade Coconut Milk or Easiest Almond Milk for dairy.
– Almond flour for buckwheat or cassava flour.
– Stevia (see How to Use Stevia), xylitol, and erythritol (to sub for a sweetener which is higher in carbs).
– Homemade Chocolate Chips
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.
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 :)!
5-Minute Date Night Chocolate Dessert from The Restless Palate
Super Decadent. Super Fast.
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!
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!
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.
Try subbing some dry coconut for the quinoa as well for low carb.
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.
Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups from Oatmeal with a Fork
These look delish!
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.
Insanely Good Chocolate Brownies from Jeanette's Healthy Living
‘Cause sometimes you don't need fancy. You just need YUM!
Easy Grain-Free Chocolate Cake from Recipes to Nourish
Samoa Fudge Bombs from Beauty and the Foodie
Magic Cookie Bars from All Day I Dream About Food
Yes, all day I dream about Magic Bars. Well-not really. But I loved these when I was little. Time to try them healthified.
Use my Easiest Vegan Condensed Milk for these.
Chocolate Buckwheat Heart Cookies from Daily Bites
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles from Common Sense Homesteading
‘Cause you can never have enough cookie dough truffles :-).
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?