Healthy Eats: Valentine’s Day Edition
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Just when you think we’ve survived, or worked off, all the candy and treats from Christmas, another holiday comes up. I feel like Valentine’s Day is one of the more emotional holidays of the year. It can be easy to load up on all the chocolate and sweet treats, especially if this holiday doesn’t bring happy feelings. In today’s post, I’m sharing some healthy Valentine’s Day treats that will help us when we are wanting to indulge like everyone else, but in a healthy way.
Valentine’s Day Smoothies
Start the day in a nutritious, pretty, way with one of these Valentine’s Day smoothies from The Seasoned Mom. The color screams Valentine’s Day. I can’t wait to try this one!
Healthy Peanut Butter Cups
If you’ve been with me for a while in my weight loss journey, you know I’m obsessed with making my own peanut butter cups. Creating heart-shaped ones are a must to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Making them couldn’t be any simpler. All you need is peanut butter, dark chocolate, and of course the heart-shaped trays, I got these at Target. You want to pay close attention to the ingredients in the chocolate and peanut butter. I usually get the Simple Truth Organic all-natural peanut butter from Kroger or the Good & Gather all-natural peanut butter from Target. When it comes to the dark chocolate my favorite one to get is the Simple Truth Organic 75% Dark cacao chunks at Kroger. If that’s unavailable I try to make sure I don’t go below 60% in any other brands.
To make these treats you just melt the chocolate and fill in the tray for the first layer, freeze for about 10 minutes, then add the peanut butter. After adding the peanut butter place the tray back in the freezer for about eight minutes, then repeat step one for the final layer.
You can do anything with these cute treats, save them for yourself, gift them, or throw them at your TV like Elle Woods in Legally Blonde, it’s totally up to you.
Banana Protein, Heart-Shaped Waffles.
Are you looking for a yummy, but healthy breakfast you can surprise your significant other with breakfast in bed? Look no further than heart-shaped waffles. There are many different waffle recipes you can try. For this one, I just used a protein waffle mix and added a banana and some cinnamon. Then I topped it with all-natural peanut butter.
Looking back, I probably should have invested in a heart-shaped waffle iron like this one. My plate would have been a lot prettier. I’ll definitely be buying this for next time.
Heart-Shaped Cauliflower Tots
Cauliflower tots are another one of my staples, so why not try to make them a Valentine’s Day treat? Yes, I made that happen! I couldn’t put the tray in the oven, so I used it to shape the tots then popped them out onto the pan. I’m obsessed with how cute they look and how tasty they are. Find the recipe I used here.
I hope you enjoyed these healthy Valentine’s Day treats. Comment below and let me know if you will be making any of these.
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