Your New Year’s resolution was to eat healthier, and here comes Valentine’s Day to sabotage your plans! Don’t fret. You can have your cake and eat it too! We’ve searched high and low for sweet recipes that can be enjoyed without feeling an ounce of guilt. Best of all, they can be easily made right in your own kitchen! Here are four decadent homemade desserts with a healthy twist to share with the ones you love this Valentine’s Day .
The proof is in the pudding.
Valentine’s Day is all about love — and chocolate. Give chocolate pudding a healthier spin with this clever recipe from Eating Well. “Chocomole” Pudding is super rich and creamy, and has some surprisingly sweet ingredients from the kitchen pantry cabinet, like avocados, soft and chewy Medjool dates, coconut milk, and agave nectar. Did we forget to mention this delicious chocolate treat is also dairy-free and vegan?
The cake that can’t be “beet.”
Who needs a box of chocolates when they can have a big slice of chocolate cake? This Chocolate Bundt Cake recipe from Always Order Dessert has a secret ingredient that is naturally sweet — roasted and pureed red beets! With a dash of Vietnamese cinnamon from your spice rack and a delectable Truffle Ganache Glaze made with semi-sweet chocolate, this Valentine’s Day dessert is hard to resist.
Good things come in small packages.
Too stuffed for dessert? Never! There’s always room for dessert after a Valentine’s Day dinner when that dessert is Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. This bite-sized vegan treat from Oh My Veggies proves good things come in small packages. In addition to fresh strawberries, the recipe calls for healthy ingredients from the kitchen pantry cabinet, like raw whole cashews, ground flaxseed, and cacao nibs (or chopped dark chocolate), with maple syrup for a touch of added sweetness. Like strawberry cheesecake, only better!
Looks can be deceiving.
This White Chocolate Raspberry Tart from Cooking Light is the ultimate Valentine’s Day dessert, thanks to its salty, buttery crust, creamy white chocolate filling, and red raspberry topping. While it looks fancy, this recipe is actually quite simple to achieve. It’s also pretty healthy, thanks to Greek yogurt and fresh fruit. Your Valentines will have no idea this amazing dessert only has 188 calories per slice!
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