Love Valentine's Day sweets? You're not alone! Take a look at the best Valentine's chocolate, Valentine's Day dessert recipes, Valentine snacks, and more. The best part: These ideas are all healthy-ish!
Excited for Valentine's Day? Make a meal that's good for your heart health, and learn how to truly savor that glass of wine. And did we mention healthy dessert?
Valentine's Day is the ultimate holiday for celebrating your loved ones *and* your sweet tooth. From the heart-shaped boxes of chocolate truffles that show up on your doorstep in the morning (one could dream!) to the rich molten lava cakes you split with your partner or friend over dinner, the Valentine's day sweets seem to never end on February 14.
And while that's all fine and dandy for your tastebuds, your body might not feel its best after a long day of attacking every sugary bite in sight.
To help you celebrate the holiday and your S.O. (or your gal pals) without a sugar crash this year, I'm sharing fun ways to make the dessert portion of your day a tad bit healthier. You'll get a dozen nutritious-yet-delicious dessert ideas to make for your V-Day date, plus a bite-sized treat that will soothe your sugar cravings in just one serving.
But first, I'm giving the inside scoop on the holiday's most beloved sweet: chocolate Valentine's gifts. Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
7 Facts About Valentine's Day Chocolate Gifts
I'm a big fan of Valentine's Day. My boyfriend and I usually stay in for the holiday (he cooks!), so I'm excited to eat whatever he creates. Whether you're staying in like us or going out — and celebrating with your significant other, friends, or by yourself — I have tips that will help you have a delicious, yet mindful holiday. For starters, how about a healthier chocolate?
Many of us like to use Valentine's Day as an excuse to eat as much chocolate as possible. (Oh, and the week after the holiday—can't pass up those candy sales on Valentine chocolate hearts and more!) But do you really know what you're munching on? And what's the best chocolate for Valentine's Day?
I share some under-the-radar facts about chocolate, as well as how to upgrade it's good-for-you qualities, in this Openfit article. And yes, I'm telling you which kind of chocolate to choose for the most satisfaction and the smallest sugar crash!