Valentine’s Day is right behind Halloween on the unhealthy holidays list. All that chocolate and champagne isn’t exactly low-cal. This year, whether you’re celebrating with friends, family, or that special someone, treat loved ones to some delicious and lighter holiday fare. These healthy Valentine’s Day recipes — from cocktails to breakfast recipes to, yes, desserts — go way beyond oysters on the half-shell and red wine.
Valentine’s Day Recipe: Egg In The Basket
Make someone’s breakfast special with this holiday-themed version of eggs in the basket. Use heart-healthy olive oil and whole grain bread to make it a bit healthier.
Rosa Parks’ Featherlite Pancakes
Surprise your V-Day date with these almond-chocolate treats sweetened with… wait for it… dates. Use special cookie cutters (or a steady hand and a sharp knife) to make them into heart shapes.
Valentine’s Day Recipe : butterthantoast.com
Heart Apple Sandwiches
Apples, peanut butter, granola, and chocolate chips — what could be better? Feel free to change up the ingredients. We think this would work equally well with almond butter, coconut flakes, raisins, dried cranberries, etc.
Buckwheat Shortbread Hearts Dipped In Chocolate
These adorable, elegant hearts are practically a health food! With just six ingredients and no refined flour or sugar, these crispy cookies are the perfect after-dinner treat.
Valentine’s Day Recipe : kitchenvignettes.blogspot.ca
Fruit Chocolate Box
This is more of a dessert formula than a bona-fide recipe, but the idea was too cute to pass up. Dip pieces of fruit (strawberries, cherries, raspberries, banana chunks, and orange slices work well) in dark chocolate and sprinkle with coconut flakes. Once they’re dried, place them in a heart-shaped candy box and share with someone special!