Valentine’s Day is here! Sugar loaded chocolates, or any other sugary treats with calories during valentine’s day can put a stop in your weight loss goals. We are not saying that you only have to eat weight loss foods on this special day, you can make something healthy with superfoods like cereals, protein bars, protein biscuits, energy bars etc. To help you here are some healthy snacks or super delicious treats that you should try and ditch the sugary ones.
1. Chocolate Fruit Crisp
Love, chocolates, and all things sweets are symbolic of the essence of this day. This amazing recipe has all; sweets, flowers, and fruits. Unsweetened cocoa powder and berries are used in it, they are a great source of antioxidants that are the right food for glowing skin and boosts immunity too. This recipe also contains dates, strawberries, fresh orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon powder, vanilla essence, dry coconut, almond flour, oats, flaxseed powder, and coconut sugar. Enjoy this healthy treat with your loved one without any guilt.
2. Almond Date Truffles
These delicious energy bites are made using fibre rich almonds and dates that are blended with cocoa powder and honey. All the ingredients used in this recipe are natural. Instead of almonds you can also use other nuts like hazelnuts, macadamia, nuts, and pecans to make this nutritious food. You can have them after dinner, pre and post workout, whenever you are in need of energy or when you need to impress your valentine.
3. Baked Apple Donuts
Who doesn’t love donuts? That’s why you should try this healthy donut recipe. The best thing about this recipe is that it is so easy to make and is very healthy. This recipe includes red and green apples, yogurt, blueberries, coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao nibs, honey, coconut flakes, almond butter or any nut butters of your choice.
4. Whole Wheat Pancakes
This recipe is a scrumptious and healthy breakfast option. Yes, because it is easy to make and contains 100% whole wheat flour, no maida. Just swap butter with any kind of nut butter and buttermilk with coconut milk to make it more healthier. For toppings you can use chopped bananas and melted dark chocolate, maple syrup, sliced strawberries, or some homemade jam.
5. Hearty Valentines Chocolates
This heart healthy and tasty chocolates are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, B6, biotin, manganese, and other vital nutrients like fiber, flavonoids and antioxidants. Plus, these are dairy-free, and gluten free. To make this recipe you need chopped walnuts, dates and unsweetened cocoa powder. You can use coconut, dried fruit, granola or peanut butter as toppings.
6. Chocolate Lava Dip
It is the ultimate easy, 3 ingredient recipe that gets ready in just minutes. It is so much healthier also. Plus, what could be more romantic than chocolate dipped strawberries, it is also an instant hit at picnics, and a luxuriously indulgent dessert. This dip is gluten-free and vegetarian and can be made using semi sweet chocolate sweet, fat free evaporated milk, and coconut oil.
With the right diet and lifestyle choices, valentine’s day can be both fun and healthy. If you are someone who only prefers healthy recipes you can add these recipes to your diet.
Have you tried any of the recipes or do you know any other healthy treats ? Feel free to share with us in the comment section below.